Let’s take a stroll through the awesome arts scene right here in the heart of the Leduc Region. Our blog is your backstage pass to some of the local cultural vibe. We’re talking galleries with jaw-dropping masterpieces, workshops giving a boost to budding talents, and music vibes filling the air. We’ve put together a list of all things artsy—organizations and businesses that are passionate about promoting the arts. Get ready for a dose of inspiration as we discover the diverse and buzzing art world in the Leduc Region. Every stroke, note, and creation is adding to the cultural groove around here and shaping our creative community’s soul.
Leduc Arts Foundry
Bringing together local artists since 2020, the Leduc Arts Foundry’s home is in the Leduc Recreation Center and they recently acquired a new location on Main Street in Leduc with new, exciting plans. With the help of passionate community-based artisans, the Arts Foundry offers a wide variety of classes and workshops to people of all ages and skill levels. Delivering authentic artistic experiences is their mission, and they do this by putting on annual events like the Leduc Art Walk – a 100% free, family-friendly celebration of local artists and creative activities!
Did you know? The Leduc Arts Foundry hosts classes and workshops on a weekly basis at their space in the Leduc Recreation Centre! Every Tuesday they have free community drop-in days (9:00 AM-4:00 PM), a free youth drop-in program in the evening (4:00-7:00 PM), and open mic nights(7:00-9:00 PM) Check out their calendar of events to learn when the next one is, and swing by next time you need to express your creative side!
Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts
The Maclab Centre is a 460-seat theatre that residents from all over the Leduc Region are proud of. Hosting a wide variety of events like concerts, ceremonies, and theatrical performances, local artists and organizations like the Leduc Drama Society are proud to call the Maclab home.
Did you know? The Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts provides opportunities and space to rent an upcoming ceremony, dance recital, or concert. Reach out with any inquiries!
Zyp Art Gallery
Found on the second floor of the beautiful Calmar Medical Clinic, Zyp Art Gallery opened its doors in May of 2018. Since then, they have been making waves in the Leduc Region’s arts community by showcasing the works of local artists in public and online exhibits and inspiring arts education through events, workshops, and programs. The Zyp Art Gallery is an art space governed by the Calmar Art Society and registered under the Alberta Societies Act.
Did you know? The Zyp Art Gallery is named in honour of local philanthropists Hank and Tillie Zyp! Calmar resident Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies was sponsored by the Zyp family from a refugee camp after the Vietnam War and built the gallery in honour of the impact the Zyp’s had on her life. Check out this YouTube video to learn more about Zyp’s story.
Leduc West Antique Society
A group of locals came together to form the Leduc West Antique Society (LWAS). Their purpose was to collect, restore, maintain, and display historic buildings, vehicles, antiques, and other items used by the pioneers who settled this area in the late 1800s and throughout the 20th century. Located on 80 acres of land west of Leduc, LWAS organizes public events, school tours, and private tours upon request, featuring highlights like the May Tractor Pull, the Country Swap Meet, July’s Annual Exposition, and the September Country Harvest.
Did you know? Visitors are invited to tour the historic buildings and check out the various displays and demonstrations.
Leduc Art Club
Also located in the Leduc Recreation Centre inside the Leduc Arts Foundry home, the Leduc Art Club provides opportunities for residents and visitors alike to keep art alive in the Leduc Region. By hosting classes, workshops, and art shows, they encourage an appreciation for the visual arts both within their group and the wider community.
Did you know? The Leduc Art Club hosts the annual aspiring young artist competition, with a variety of schools participating, including Leduc Composite High School (LCHS), New Sarepta Community High School (NSCHS), Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School (ESBCHS) and Black Gold Outreach School (BGOS).
Factory Film Studio
Factory Film Studio is making waves in the local film and television scene. Having recently relocated from Kingston, Ontario, to the community of Nisku, this studio brings a fresh perspective to storytelling. With a passion for cinematic excellence, Factory Film Studio is not just a production space; it’s a creative hub contributing to the cultural landscape of Leduc County.
Under the Sun Stained Glass & Glass Art Studio
Under the Sun is a one-of-a-kind glass art studio found in the heart of downtown Leduc! Enriching the creativity of others is their mission, and they do this by fostering a welcoming studio environment and actively engaging patrons to learn new skills. In addition to sharing their passion for glass art, Under the Sun is also a unique specialty shopping destination; they offer a wide variety of beautiful glass art pieces perfect for gift-giving or home decoration.
Did you know? Under the Sun regularly hosts an impressive array of classes, workshops, and special events, in addition to offering behind-the-scenes tours about how a glass studio works. Check out the bookings section of their website to find the perfect glass experience for you.
Black Gold Gallery & Frame
At Black Gold Gallery, you can rely on the gallery’s expertise for personalized assistance in selecting and designing optimal frames to complement their artwork. The gallery prides itself on adhering to conservation framing practices, employing the finest materials as a standard. The extensive collection of custom frames at Black Gold Gallery ensures that you will find something you adore to frame a diverse range of items, including art, prints, posters, needlework, photographs, hockey jerseys, medals, awards, mirrors, and more. Additionally, the gallery features original works by local artists and exquisite jewelry by designers like Jaqueline Kent and Christophe Poly, along with an array of poster prints.
Did you know? Since 1993, Black Gold Gallery and Frame has been offering our customers quality workmanship in custom and conservation framing.
It’s incredible how diverse the arts community in the Leduc Region is. From the visual to the performing arts—and everything in between—there’s a place to help you tap into your creative side.
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