Put Us On Your Calendar!
The Most Beautiful Art Tour in Alberta will be holding their next Open Studio tour events on September 25-27, 2020 in celebration of Alberta Culture Days.
Please plan ahead to have a mask with you for indoor use, hand sanitize with provided sanitizer on your way into each venue, and expect that you may occasionally need to wait briefly outside a venue, to allow for physical distancing inside. Thanks for helping us have a covid-appropriate tour and keep everyone safe. We’re so looking forward to seeing you!
Can’t wait? Our galleries have regular operating hours and our artist studios are open for individual or small group tours by appointment. Please contact studios directly using the contact information in their Galleries & Studios pages, to make arrangements.
Here are the operating hours and planned feature activities for each venue:
Open: Sep 25 – 27 | 10AM – 6PM
What’s On: Bluerock Gallery is hosting an open-themed ceramics exhibit that will showcase the wide variety of interests and complexity of ceramic techniques, employed by their artists, as well as those of a few emerging artists. Opening Reception Saturday, September 26 from 4-7pm.
Open: Sep 25 – 27 | 9:30AM – 5PM
What’s On: David will be demonstrating his techniques in the ceramics workshop (which is located adjacent to Eversfield Equestrian so keep your eyes peeled for some lovely equines as you visit), as will some of his ceramics students. You’ll find lots of beautiful and innovatively created ceramics available for purchase, including a Bargain Corner which will allow you to stock up on several pieces without breaking the bank!
Firebrand Glass Studio
Open: Sep 25 – 26 | 11 am – 4 pm | Sep 27 – closed
What’s On: Join Firebrand Glass Studio for glass blowing demonstrations and a bumper crop of blown glass pumpkins and harvest themed pieces for sale; celebrate the beauty of fall through the beauty of glass!
Want to visit when it’s quieter? Book a private appointment in advance!
Open: Sep 25 – 27 | 11AM – 5PM
What’s On: Susan will be demonstrating paper arts… you might find her folding origami ornaments or painting the reproductions of 1700’s historic paste papers that restorers of antiquarian books need in their work. Susan could be working on a collage or might be tie-dyeing paper. There are hand made cards, paper earrings, origami ornaments and many small and large collages for you to enjoy, not to mention the fantastic Sheep River Valley view!
Leighton Art Centre
Open: Sep 25 – 27 | 10AM – 4PM
What’s On: Wander through the Gallery to enjoy – and maybe purchase your new favourite piece from – the freshly launched In The Open Air juried plein air exhibition, learn more about the history of art in Alberta in the Museum, peruse the Gallery Shop for a new treasure, and finish off your visit with the 3 km Bird Box Art Walk, featuring spectacular Foothills and Rocky Mountain views!
Lineham House Galleries
Open: Sep 25 | 12 – 5PM | Sep 26 | 11AM – 5PM | Sep 27 – closed
What’s On: Visit historic Lineham House Galleries on lovely Elma Street in downtown Okotoks for a beautiful collection of locally created art. Artists will be on hand, demonstrating their methods for visitors!
Open: Sep 25 by advance appointment | Sep 26 – 27 | 10AM – 4PM
What’s On: Mady will be demonstrating her painting techniques and welcoming visitors (6 at a time, masks and hand sanitizer at the door please) into her studio. Lots of new work will be on display and available for purchase!
Okotoks Art Gallery
Open: Sep 25 – 26 | 11AM – 4PM | Sep 27 – closed
What’s On: Come prepared to find new treasures at Okotoks Art Gallery’s popular annual Members Show & Sale. Also, local artists will be demonstrating their methods as they create outside the gallery.