Close to Calgary on a beautiful acreage in the Priddis area is an Art Centre – Leighton Art Centre. It is tucked away on the historical homestead site of A.C. Leighton, an Artist, an Educator. He was one of several Alberta artists.
His original home hosts the annual Christmas in the Country Art Sale with art from over 100 Albertan artists. Leighton Art Centre: Christmas in The Country Art Sale
November 7th – 16th, 2014, Open 10 am – 4 pm Daily, closed Nov 10
Free Admission, free treats, families welcome
I just love walking around this old structured home including a little botanical gardens at the end of this hall.
The rooms are filled with works of art from local artists. There is so much selection, each artist is given a plastic container for people to browse through.
#Sheila Schaetzle (2nd row back)
There is more……glass work, jewellery, pottery, sketching, wood work, fibre arts, food products……
Year round, the Leighton Art Centre holds children’s camps and art classes. There is a quaint little gift shop inside the art centre housing treasures from local artists that can be purchased year round. Their website offers wonderful direction maps to find your way there. Also signs are posted if you are coming from Hwy 22 south of Hwy 22X. It’s a lovely country drive.
A small collection of Stone Willow is found in the gift shop as well this year.
Happy treasure hunting:)