High River's Bustling Art Scene

  • BANKSY ART PROJECT A group of young High River Artists looks to kick off their art project of beautifying the downtown thanks to the Community Vitality Fund. Featuring work from local artists in the style of the infamous Banksy, this art installation will be mostly outdoors along High River’s Happy Trails and Downtown.
  • ART AND SOUL STUDIO GALLERY Featuring a collective of individual artists who work together to provide the public a place to see original artwork.  One also gets to meet the artists directly and see what they are passionate about.
  • EVANESCENCE GALLERY A family-owned, Canadian-made art and fine craft gallery located in central High River featuring the work of local and regional authors, artists and musicians. From art supplies, books on the creative process, to unique and unusual gift wares – ART is the focus at Evanescence!
  • PIKE STUDIOS Featuring Artists: Bob & Connie Pike, the Pikes’ gallery and studio is quite the place to visit and anyone is sure to walk out knowing much more about working with clay or metal and the creative process in general. Bob and Connie will show you around their studios and explain how basic materials can be transformed into a work of art or a utilitarian piece of pottery to use in your home.
  • HIGH RIVER ART SOCIETY Promotes and supports art in the Highwood area.  The group meets monthly, organizes shows and presentations, and offers the fellowship of artists and art minded people.  Everyone is welcome to join.
  • HIGH RIVER CENTENNIAL LIBRARY Along with loaning a variety of materials, the library puts on many different special events and programs throughout the year.
  • HIGH RIVER GIFT OF MUSIC Discover the rich world of live classical music as renowned local, national, and international pianists, chamber ensembles, vocalists, and choirs perform in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Concerts are presented in the acoustically superb High River United Church with its beautiful concert grand piano and intimate ambiance.
  • WINDMILL THEATRE PLAYERS Windmill Theatre Players are an amateur group that produces two major productions yearly including Children’s theatre, one-act plays and more.
  • FOOTHILLS FOLK CLUB The Foothills Folk Club was started in 2011 by a group of individuals who wanted to bring additional enthusiasm to the already bustling arts and culture scene in High River. Their volunteer-run organization is dedicated to hosting diverse, authentic, live concerts in the foothills region.
  • WALES MOVIE THEATRE The Wales Theatre has seen it all, from the primitive ‘storeroom theatres’ and early films, silent movies, talkies and technicolor, and cinemascope to wide screens. Today, the Wales Theatre features one of the last free-standing balconies in Canada and has been completely renovated and accented with all modern amenities. The theatre has also been home to Foothills Films for the past seven years, where select films from the Toronto International Film Circuit are shown on the last Thursday of every month from September to April (excluding December).