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Cochrane’s Art in the Park is an integral component of the annual Come Paint Alberta circuit, marking its third year as a vibrant celebration of the arts within Alberta’s breathtaking landscapes. This festival, driven by the passionate art community and dedicated volunteers, exemplifies a commitment to making the arts accessible and inclusive to all. It is held at the scenic Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and features a collaboration with the Route 22 Artist Collective Gallery, spotlighting the synergy between natural beauty and artistic expression.

Immerse yourself in the rich artistic tradition of plein air painting and let the magic of Alberta’s natural beauty inspire your creative spirit.

Sign up now to secure your spot in this year’s Kick Off to ‘Come Paint Alberta’ events at Route 22 Gallery and Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation, and let your artistic journey begin!

Enjoy this public festival for free or opt for special ticketed arts and nature-focused programs.

  • Gates open at 8am each day
  • Golf cart tours available through Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (ticketed)
  • Free family-friendly art activities
  • Plein Air painting workshop with David Sharpe
  • Don’t miss the live art auction showcasing the incredible original Plein Air work by participating artists! Join us at 2pm on Sunday, May 26, at Route 22 Gallery.

Saturday May 25th Event Schedule @Glenbow Ranch Park Learning Centre:

This year, Route 22 Gallery is committed to furthering its engagement with local Indigenous arts. Collaborating with Wazin Îchinabi Ti, Nakoda for “House of Oneness”, is a non-profit society located in Cochrane, is working with Route 22 Gallery again this year, alongside Métis artist and writer, District Captain Amber Boyd of the Otipemisiwak Métis Government.

With their help and knowledge, additional programming was added to this year’s festival schedule and will showcase traditional Métis arts, dancing, and storytelling with Elders at Glenbow Ranch Park on Saturday, May 25th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The weekend event will commence with a blessing offered by Elders and Knowledge Holders, JR & Pauline Twoyoungmen from the Stoney Nakoda Nation on Saturday May 25th at 9:30am and we hope to see everyone there!

The Art in the Park Festival is open to the public and offers family-friendly art activities for all ages. All activities are by-donation on a “pay-what-you-can” system. Attendees are encouraged to contribute what they can to partake in the art activities, and the funds raised will support the development of future Art in the Park programming.

9:30am – Blessing Ceremony by Elders and Knowledge Holders, JR & Pauline Twoyoungmen

10:00 – 10:30 AM – “Storytime with Koohkum Marie” with Elder Marie Shoenthal

11:00 – 11:30am – Nature Tour of GRPF with Elders and Knowledge Holders, JR & Pauline Twoyoungmen

10:30 – 12:00 PM – “Finger Weaving” with Matt Hiltermann (20 stops)

12:00 – 2:00 PM – “Fish Scale Art” with Danielle Piper (25 stops)

2:00 – 3:00 PM – “Métis Jigging” Learn to dance the Jig with Pam Piche-Lashmore

3:00 – 4:00 PM – “Birch Bark Canoes, Wolf Willow, and other Métis Art” talk with District Captain, Amber Boyd

 

These activities are open to all ages to join. However, please note that Finger-Weaving and Fish Scale artwork have limited spots, so they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Come Paint Alberta

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation & Route 22 Artist Collective

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Join us this year for the first annual Come Paint Alberta arts festival circuit, an artist-led collaborative project celebrating Alberta’s breathtaking landscapes.

Immerse yourself in the rich artistic tradition of plein air painting, and let
the magic of Alberta’s natural beauty inspire your creative spirit.

Sign up now to secure your spot in this year’s Kick Off to ‘Come Paint Alberta’ events at Route 22 Gallery and Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation, and let your artistic journey begin!

Route 22 Artist Collective: Cochrane, AB
May 25-26 and Sept 28-29 in partnership with Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
Register: route22gallery.com

Rosebud Art Collective: Rosebud, AB
June 7-9 and Sept 20-22
Register: visitrosebud.ca

Whyte Museum: Banff AB
Banff Aug 24 | Canmore Aug 25
Register: whyte.org/events

Coutts Centre: Nanton AB
May 12, Jun 16, Jul 21, and Aug 18
Register: couttscentre.ca

Leighton Art Centre: Foothills, AB
September 7-8
Register: leightoncentre.org

Thank you to our generous supporters: 

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Route 22 Gallery is located on the land of the Treaty 7 people. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Treaty 7 territory and the cultural and oral practices of the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations as well as the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, (Métis Nation District 4) within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. It is a privilege and and an honour to share these lands as our collective home.

Route 22 is an inclusive organization. We love our gallery – all are welcome here.

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