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Teen takes charge in school musical

Teen takes charge in school musical

With clipboard in hand, a Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School senior is often amid a crowd of teens answering questions and giving direction as they put the finishing touches on the private school’s fall musical.
Elma Street gets fancy with gingerbread

Elma Street gets fancy with gingerbread

The Okotoks Art Gallery and three heritage homes on Elma Street are housing a sweet surprise within their walls.
Artists giving pasta a purpose with art show

Artists giving pasta a purpose with art show

St. Peter’s Anglican Church will be jam-packed with the distinct styles of seven artists amidst plates of spaghetti next week. Brushed with Flair is hosting a charity supper and art sale called Pasta With a Purpose in the Okotoks church Nov.
Art Works! paying tribute

Art Works! paying tribute

Foothills artists are gathering in DeWinton to show off their talent this weekend while commemorating the loss of one of their own.
Public art gets ideas flowing

Public art gets ideas flowing

Public art is on the minds of more than a dozen women who got insight on what other communities offer before sharing their own thoughts last weekend. Thirteen women participated in the Town of Okotoks’ Public Art Conversation on Sept.
Guild adds fibre to Foothills’ diet

Guild adds fibre to Foothills’ diet

Dozens of like-minded fibre artists have weaved their way onto the gallery walls in Turner Valley’s library. The Sheep River Library is displaying the work of dozens of knit, woven, spun and felt clothing and art pieces this month.
Eco sculpture offers vital message

Eco sculpture offers vital message

A whimsical sculpture in the eco centre could change the way people think about the three Rs.
Local artists celebrate roots at Stampede

Local artists celebrate roots at Stampede

The Calgary Stampede, regarded “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to celebrate its Western roots.

Okotoks film editor scores at film festival

A chilling documentary delving into the mind of a convicted killer gained an Okotoks film editor accolades in his community.
Iconic animal represented in show

Iconic animal represented in show

An iconic symbol of the prairies fills a picturesque art centre in a plethora of mediums. The Leighton Art Centre opened its new exhibit, Bison, Bison, Bison, featuring the works of 17 artists from across the region on June 16 in the main gallery.