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Annual art show returns south of Calgary

Annual art show returns south of Calgary
Annual art show returns south of Calgary

The members’ exhibition and sale, featuring everything from paintings and quiltwork to wood carvings and metal sculptures, runs through September 5.

Artists from Okotoks and the surrounding area will be able to exhibit their work in the coming months.

The Okotoks Art Gallery opened its annual members exhibition and sale on Saturday, July 6.

Katrina Lougheed, gallery owner, said there are 49 artists participating in this year’s show.

“They do all sorts of different things, from painting to quilting to woodworking to metal sculpture,” Lougheed said. “There’s something for everyone in this show.”

The three-month event offers members of the Okotoks Art Gallery the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork.

“In order to participate in this show, they have to have a membership with us,” Lougheed said. “That membership also gives them the opportunity to sell in our gift shop throughout the year, participate in our outdoor art sale on the lawn and also participate in our Christmas show.”

More information about Okotoks Art Gallery memberships can be found on the City of Okotoks website.

The Member’s Show and Sale has become a beloved part of the Okotoks arts community.

“The summer show started during COVID, when our regular shows were canceled for obvious reasons,” Lougheed said.

“We wanted to help our local artists, who were really struggling at the time because of the pandemic closures and things like that. It was such a huge success during COVID that we decided to just keep doing it.”

In addition to the show, the Okotoks Art Gallery is also hosting the Colour Your World activity for the second time.

“We have life-size coloring pages hanging on the walls of the art gallery, and people of all ages are welcome to come in and color on the walls,” she said.

The Member Show, Sales and Color Your World will run until September 5.

The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday, and is located at 53 N. Railway St. in Olde Towne.