It’s no surprise the Tri-Region is a mecca of culture and arts – paying tribute to its history and the people who live and work here. Unique experiences can be found in art galleries and theatres and we’ve got an abundance of those. If you’re looking to put your ‘patron of the arts’ hat on, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some options and adventures to take into consideration.
Spruce Grove’s Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre is one of the region’s premier arts venues. Boasting an intimate atmosphere with superior acoustics, you’ll definitely want to stop in on your next visit to town if you’re looking for live music, theatre, dance and more. If their calendar of upcoming shows is any indication, this ongoing season is a treat not to be missed. It’s also available for rentals, meaning you’ll also see some great community events and showcases take place at the Horizon Stage.
Parkland Potters Guild
The Potters’ Guild has long been a mainstay of the Tri-Region, showcasing some of the region’s best art and pottery for over 40 years. The guild is home to 65 artists with a gallery featuring plenty of functional pottery, sculptures, seasonal items and one-of-a-kind collectibles and gifts.
Fancy learning how to make pottery? The collective offers classes for both adults and children looking to hone their skills or pick up some new ones.
Spruce Grove Arts Council
A must-visit no matter the season, the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove is a great place to take in local arts and culture. Check out the monthly featured artists in the Arts Council’s art gallery or take a peek at some of the classes offered to pursue an education in varied mediums and styles – everything from an introduction to watercolour pencils to figure drawing to acrylics to fibre art and more. The Arts Council lives and breathes art, a worthy visit anytime you’re in Spruce Grove.
Located in beautiful Wabamun, Gossamer Treasures displays the work of Canadian artists both local and afar. With an inspiring presentation of mixed media art forms to view and Canadian giftware to purchase – there’s always something new to discover at this neat Parkland County art gallery and gift shop. They also occasionally offer workshops and classes in a variety of different mediums for aspiring artists.
Multicultural Heritage Centre
Tucked away in Stony Plain, the Multicultural Heritage Centre offers a wide spread of arts-related programming and services promoting the region’s values and heritage. Boasting one of Alberta’s few public art galleries, a kitchen that sources its ever-changing menu from local producers and a general store that doubles as an artisan’s market, the Multicultural Heritage Centre is a living record of Stony Plain’s past, present and future.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a dearth of arts-related activities and adventures in the Tri-Region! Whether you’re looking to fall down a rabbit hole of inspiration or interested in checking out some fantastic local culture, you can’t go wrong with a trip discovering just what the arts scene has to offer around here.
Feature photo thanks to Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove/Spruce Grove Art Gallery on Facebook.