Paint The Foothills

Leighton Art Centre 282027 144 St. West Foothills AB T1S 0Y4

Leighton Art Centre is excited to be an official Alberta Culture Days 2021 Celebration Site, sharing the joy of creating art en plein air (outdoors, in the moment)! This year's plein air party will include the launch of juried plein air exhibition ‘In The Open Air’, a Plein Air Art Sale, Plein Air Paint-Out (complete with lots of picnicking!) and 2nd Annual Plein Air Competition, as well as a number of Plein Air Art Workshops, for a range of skill levels!

Join Leighton Art Centre us to celebrate Alberta's Month of the Artist, Alberta Culture Days and the autumn beauty of our SW Alberta foothills!

Visit for a complete event schedule.

Open: 9 am - 5 pm on September 11 and 10 am - 4 pm on September 12, 2021.

Information For Artists:

Artists of all levels, including families with children, are invited to paint out on Leighton Art Centre’s 80 acres any time during the event (and any time during operating hours, year-round).

Remember to bring your own art supplies and anything you need to be comfortable (appropriate clothing, chairs or picnic blankets, food and drink) while outdoors on the centre’s 80 acres. Please: no dogs, no smoking, no biking on the paths, no alcohol.

The centre will also be holding a Plein Air Competition and Plein Air Art Sale, and invites artists (members and non-members alike) to participate ($30 +GST registration fees applies). Registration deadline is 4 pm (MDT) on Thursday September 9, 2021.

Get complete details, including a link to the online registration form:….

Competition prizes total $1250.

Leighton Art Centre thanks its 2021 Major Events Sponsor: The Edward by Section23 Developments and the following event sponsors: Alberta Culture Days and Swinton’s.