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. 
About Us

What's Happening

Exhibit - Proximate Truth

November 5, 2014 — December 15, 2014

Exhibit - “Moments and Places” Barbara Ballachey

November 8, 2014 — December 6, 2014

Classes - Art for Kids Ages 5+ - 8

November 10, 2014 — December 15, 2014

Class - Fine Art Classes for Teens

November 11, 2014 — December 16, 2014

Barb ellard wheel and tool donation 2014 11 27

Barb Ellard brings the artsPlace pottery studio one step closer

Barb gifted artsPlace with a wonderful electric wheel today, along with a box full of tools, bats and other useful things, even a banding wheel. We've spent an excited couple of hours today trying out the wheel and going through the tool collection. Pottery students of every age and level will get years of use out of them! Barb told us she can't wait to get back into pottery classes again, as soon as artsPlace has courses up and running. That may happen as early as this summer, but certainly by this fall. Special thanks to her husband Bob, for all his help in bringing the wheel down and unloading it.

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RMO Town Approves Funding

It looks like the proposed arts centre for the former library in Canmore will reach completion, but a decision to change the scope as a result of budget issues didn’t pass with ease at council this week. The project has been in redesign for six months as a result of tenders for the original design coming in significantly over budget. Over that time, though, changes have been found so that most of the scope for the work inside the facility can be realized without the need to spend $1.4 million on a new roof and mechanical system.