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The Leighton Art Centre is both a Heritage Home Museum, Art Gallery, and Education Centre occupying the picturesque house and land formerly owned by two prominent Alberta artists: A.C. Leighton and Barbara Leighton. The Leightons travelled the world together, pursuing artistic inspiration and places to call home. After a lifetime of contributing to Alberta’s art community Barbara, who outlived her husband, turned their beautiful home into an art gallery and founded an art education centre in a nearby abandoned schoolhouse. Barbara left the entire property to the charitable foundation that continues to oversee the Leightons’ remarkable legacy.
Colour photograph of group of people painting in wooden studio building with tall windows.
Colour photograph of group of children on a deck, wearing tie-dyed t-shirts and facing a red building.
Colour photograph of a large group of people laughing in an art gallery setting.
Colour photograph of landscape with and eight silver coin-operated horses lined up in from of mountain panorama.
Colour photograph of group of women eating around table; artwork on walls in background.
Colour photo of a line of children walking single file in front of a winter panorama of mountains in the distance.
Colour photo of a line of children walking single file up a hill in a winter landscape towards a half timbered house.
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