artsPlace - Canmore Community Arts Centre

artsPlace will be Canmore's community arts centre – a welcoming, user-friendly space where Bow Valley residents and visitors will gather to discover, explore and celebrate the adventure of art. The artsPlace teaching studios, performance studio and gallery commons will be managed by a knowledgeable, eager-to-help staff. The studios will provide a great venue for taking and teaching classes, for performing and watching others perform, for learning about the Valley arts scene and meeting the individuals and groups behind it, and for getting involved with the many Bow Valley activities that inspire and foster creativity. 

Arts Centre Information

Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation

The Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation (CMAF) is the artsPlace governing body. CMAF is a volunteer-run Canadian registered charity, with a mandate to increase and broaden the opportunities for Bow Valley residents and visitors to enjoy and participate in the arts. 
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What's Happening

Canmore Art Guild - Winter Themed Show

January 10, 2015 — January 27, 2015

Artist Talk - Changes: Photographs by Colin Ferguson

January 13, 2015, 7:00 pm — March 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

Lantern Parade & Kids’ Art Exhibit Opening Reception

January 30, 2015, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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All systems go for artsPlace

The phrase “Happy New Year” has a special sheen for dozens of Canmorites who have devoted much of the past four years to creating the Town’s first community arts centre. Just before Christmas, the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation (CMAF) – the volunteer group spearheading the project on behalf of the Town of Canmore – received the welcome news that construction bids for the project had arrived on time and under budget, and that work on the new centre, called artsPlace, will begin on January 12.

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Banff Community Foundation donation to help artsPlace set up first programs

The adventure of art is poised to begin at artsPlace, and the Banff Community Foundation's generous $8,000 donation will help ensure that the adventure is amazing.