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Coutts Centre Arts Festival
Sun, Jul 22
Coutts Arts Centre - Nanton


Time; 10 a.m

Cover: none


Mark Sunday, July 22 on your calendars, and pack the kids and art supplies into the family truckster for an exciting day-trip at the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage, located just outside of Nanton, AB.

With extended hours from 10 am 5 pm, families have more time to: enjoy the Sunday Brunch followed by an afternoon BBQ provided by Brown’s catering, take in live entertainment throughout the day, and join in various art activities put on by uLethbridge Art Gallery, uLethbridge Alumni Association, and the excellent staff at the Coutts Centre. For a more private and serene outdoor adventure, set up the easel on the Coutts Centre grounds for En Plein Air.

“We look forward to hosting this event each summer,” says Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. “Stroll the grounds, enjoy live music, take part in art activities, and cap the day off with a performance by Lethbridge’s Shakespeare Performance Society. It’s a great day for families and art enthusiasts of all ages.”

Festival patrons can also take advantage of the new shuttle service that will drive between Nanton and the Coutts Centre every 30 minutes. The shuttle bus will start at 10 am, and pick up the first set of patrons at 2210 19th Street in Nanton (The Rumours parking lot), and will bring the last group back to Nanton at 5 pm.

Entertainment line-up:

10 am Airdrie Robinson and John Paul Ksiazek (Piano & violin duo) 11 am Joe Porter and Sina Khosravi (Percussion Duo)
12 pm
Groove Apostles (Funk/Jazz fusion Band)
1 pm
Ben Price (Magicican & illusionist)

2 pm – Shakespeare’s The Tempest performed by The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society
Come one, come all, and don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this festival that grows in size and excitement

every year!

Admission to the Coutts Centre Arts Festival is by donation. Visit for directions to the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage and the shuttle site.
*No pets please



Coutts Arts Centre   -   Website
Willow Creek No. 26
T0L 1R0
Country: ca


Directions from Nanton, Alta:

  • Turn east off Hwy 2 on to Provincial Road 533. This intersection is across from the Ranchland Motel at the north end of the community.
  • Follow Provincial Road 533 east out of town, past the Nanton golf course, to Range Road 280.
  • Turn left (north) on Range road 280.
  • Travel north on Range Road 280 approximately 4 km (cross Township road 164).
  • Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage is located on the west side of Range Road 280. Look for a small house, a series of low outbuildings and a stone fence on the south side of the property.

Gardens are open from May 1 to Oct. 31 (weather permitting), access to buildings is limited to pre-arranged tours and special events. Staff is onsite Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

Please call 403-915-6497 for inquiries or bookings.

No overnight access at this time. Special privilege will be given to Bride and Groom or U of L guests if requested.

No camping.

No fires.

Picnics - Open to the public. Please remove all garbage.

Public parking is in the West Meadow. Access to public parking is at the North and South ends of the property. Handicap parking is available in the front driveway near Jim’s House. Please do not park on main gravel road.

The designated smoking area is the bench area between the Stage and Grass Plots.

North Barn/Kitchen - Access by pre-booking only.

No Alcohol. Wedding parties, or large groups must apply for their own Licenses and Insurance.

Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after. We reserve the right to limit access during events.
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