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posted by: Stanford Inn & Suites Grande Prairie on: February 27, 2014
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 With all of the outdoor adventures that await you around Grande Prairie, art and culture might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of our city. Grand Prairie is home to a thriving arts & cultural scene, however, and it starts with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. The second largest art gallery in Alberta plays host to some exciting exhibits in the next few months—if you need your arts & culture fix while in Grande Prairie, come check them out at the Gallery!  


Photo Courtesy Art Gallery of Grande Prairie


30th Anniversary Ribbons of Art Festival

Dec 6, 2013 – March 16, 2014

Local artists are showcased at the 30th annual Ribbons of Art Festival. Made possible through the Grande Prairie Guild of Artists Society, this exhibition showcases not only the artists themselves, but also the spirit of Grande Prairie and its natural surroundings.


Clay Ells: Weaners, Culls and Divvies

Jan 17, 2014 – Apr 6, 2014

An Alberta boy from birth, Clay Ells provides a rustic and authentic perspective on ranch life on the Canadian prairies. Ells’ art, which comes in the form of painting and sculpting, explores the rapid pace of change of ranching that has taken place only over a matter of a few decades.


Harold Klunder: This Length of Muddy Road

Jan 17, 2014 – Apr 20, 2014

Dutch-born but Canadian-raised Harold Klunder’s masterful painting and drawing collection is showcased in western Canada for the first time. Receiving a formal art education in Toronto, Klunder was heavily involved in the art scene in Toronto and takes inspiration from legendary Dutch artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

For more information on these events and the Gallery in general, click here.


Located just a six-minute drive from the Gallery, the Stanford Grande Prairie Hotel would be happy to host you the next time you’re in town. Got a pet? No problem! They’re welcome here too!