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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 showcaseing 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 April 25 to June 8, the exhibit Impressions, by the In-Definite Arts society with Adele Woolsey, while the exhibit Botanicals, featuring the work of artist Elaine Funnell will be hosted in the small gallery.

See some of Canada’s top athletes in a new light in the Canadian Sport Heroes Collection, a collection of portraits by Gordon Milne and the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The exhibit runs from June 13 to Sept. 6 in both galleries. An opening reception is scheduled for June 13.

From Sept. 12 to Nov. 8, the large gallery will host the exhibit Phantom Limb by artist Shyra De Souza and the exhibit Regarding Death, by Mike Binzer will be in the small. An opening reception is scheduled for Sept. 12.

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 youths.

The OAG also hosts a variety of events, from arts discussions to art focused social nights.

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. It’s the perfect place to get information for your trip through the foothills.

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.

For more information and a full schedule events, visit www.okotoksculture.ca.

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