As a vibrant and open space for creativity, Leighton Art Centre inspires us to explore, appreciate, and create. We operate a heritage home, museum, galleries, outdoor trails, and education centre in the Alberta foothills, southwest of Calgary. Our property features a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains.
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Leighton Art Centre hosts contemporary art exhibitions, creative workshops, nature walks, festivals and art sales, kids’ summer camps, and art-inspired field trips throughout the year. Located just 20 minutes south-west of Calgary and a short drive from Millarville and Diamond Valley, amidst the rolling hills and winding country roads of Foothills County, the Leighton Art Centre is a must for any Foothills-area day trip. Coming in fine weather? Pack a picnic and use the picnic tables!
The privilege of Leighton Art Centre’s presence on 80 acres of foothills landscape within Treaty 7 territory is combined with respect, humility, and responsibility to be caretakers of the land. We acknowledge the people of these ancestral and traditional lands, which include the Niitsitapi – Blackfoot Confederacy – comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani; the îyârhe Nakoda – Stoney Nakoda – including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and Otipemisiwak Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We also recognize that many more First Nations, Métis, and Inuit have marked these lands with their footsteps. We are grateful for all people who make their home in, or visit, the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta, and who act as respectful stewards to this land, where we learn, create, and build relationships in meaningful ways.