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Gallery home of Okotoks’ art scene

The Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station is the heart of the town’s vibrant arts community.

Built in 1929, the town’s former CP Rail train station houses the OAG today. The OAG hosts a series of exhibits throughout the year in its two galleries, bringing work from provincial and national artists to Okotoks, while showcasing work by artists across the foothills. Exhibits range from paintings and textiles to sculptures. The gallery has a number of impressive exhibits planned for this year.

From May 1 to June 20, the exhibit The Human Animal Catalyst featuring work by artist Allyson Glenn runs in the large gallery, while the unique exhibit Developing Prairie Roots by Eveline Kolijn is hosted in the small gallery.

Artist Rosanna Marmont’s exhibit Working the Land puts the Canadian prairies in a beautiful light. The exhibit will run in both the large and small galleries.

The exhibit Magnetic Fields, by artist Brigitta Kocsis will run in the large gallery, while Billie Rae Busby’s exhibit Here and There runs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 31 in the small gallery. Many works of art are also available for sale at the gallery.

The gallery also boasts an active studio upstairs, which is used for classes and workshops lead by professional artists for adults and youth.

The OAG is also the Town’s tourist visitor centre. It’s the ideal source of information on local destinations for travelers, with a huge selection of tourist related information and brochures. The OAG is located at 53 North Railway Street. Its summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays and Holidays.

Caption: The Okotoks Art Gallery hosts a unique array of exhibits all year.

 

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