Your local hub for arts and creativity

"artsPlace is a phenomenal gathering ground"

Discover the adventure of art and creativity at Canmore’s community arts centre! artsPlace is a vibrant, welcoming space where Bow Valley residents and visitors can gather to discover, explore, and celebrate the arts and culture through a full range of classes, workshops, camps, live performances, films, exhibits, and community events.

No matter your age, background, abilities or financial means, you're welcome here.

Enjoy a diverse slate of programming in our creative spaces, including a visual arts studio, ceramics studio, fabrication studio, the Hub Gallery, and the black box theatre.

artsPlace is operated by the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation, a registered charity, operating independently from the Town of Canmore.

Our Charitable Registration Number is 876995671 RR 0001.

Our Vision

A Bow Valley in which all residents participate in the arts and appreciate creativity as a vital part of their daily lives.

artsPlace is located on the land of the Treaty 7 people.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi”, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, and the Métis Nation (Region 3).

artsPlace is located on the land of the Treaty 7 people.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi”, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, and the Métis Nation (Region 3).

artsPlace is located on the land of the Treaty 7 people.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi”, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, and the Métis Nation (Region 3).

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Discover Art Access Program

artsPlace works with the Towns of Canmore and Banff and their respective affordable services programs to identify residents eligible to receive subsidies of 50-65%. These subsidies are funded by artsPlace through the generosity of our donors. By ensuring our programs are accessible to every member of the Bow Valley community, we are part of a coordinated community response that provides eligible residents with increased access to supports aimed at making the Bow Valley a livable community for all.

Rent the Facility

Looking to host a meeting, community screening, performance, or presentation at artsPlace? Need space for you or your organization to gather or rehearse? When we are not running an event or class of our own, artsPlace is able to provide space and equipment for rent. Depending on availability, we are able to offer space rentals that include our theatre, gallery, meeting room and art studios.

artsPlace is a registered charity

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artsPlace is a registered charity

Make a donation today!

Learn more

artsPlace is a registered charity

Make a donation today!

Learn more