Art and Nature in Alberta's Foothills
The Leighton Art Centre is a year-round provincially designated Historic Resource which exhibits works from its extensive collection of fine art, craft, furniture and artifacts owned and created by A.C. and Barbara Leighton, and an Art Gallery, featuring regularly changing exhibits by contemporary artists and artisans.
The Leighton Art Centre is housed within the last residence of Alberta artists A.C. Leighton and Barbara Leighton. Their unique 1950's Arts and Crafts inspired home is situated on a beautiful 80-acre Foothills property and boasts some of the most breathtaking mountain views in Southern Alberta. Now a provincially designated Historic Resource, it accommodates a Museum, which exhibits works from its extensive collection of fine art, craft, furniture and artifacts owned and created by A.C. and Barbara Leighton, and an art gallery, featuring regularly changing exhibits by contemporary artists and artisans. Open to the public year round, Leighton Art Centre and its staff strive to create an inclusive environment that welcomes everyone, whether you’re coming for artistic inspiration, for the fresh air and views, or to spend a day learning about Alberta history and artists, both past and present. Visit the website for information on current exhibitions and events.
The Leighton Art Centre gallery shop features 100 percent Canadian content and - with over 400 participating artist members - offers a broad variety of unique, high-quality art and crafts. Pick up something for yourself or to gift to someone special!
The Centre features plenty of free parking, spectacular Foothills and Rocky Mountain views and a great selection of art, much of which is available for purchase. Picnickers are welcome and nearby Granary Road Market is a great place to pick up some delicious food!