Arts and culture

Feel the vibes through the art scene

Sherwood Park and Strathcona County have a strong art presence that spans several galleries. From taking part in art classes to simply admiring an artist's work, this is the perfect place to spend a few hours and learn more about the local culture.

Strathcona County’s public art gallery supports, inspires and grows a love of the arts in our community and beyond. Discover diversity in art styles, art media, voices and perspectives from contemporary local and national Canadian artists through virtual and in-person exhibitions, artist talks, member events and art classes. Services also include group tours, school field trips, team-building, space rental, etc.   

The Loft Gallery found in the A.J. Ottewell Centre, features the artwork of the many talented members of the Art Society of Strathcona County in various mediums, available for viewing and purchasing. Stop by to check out some of the talented local artists in Strathcona County or sign up for art classes through their website.

A unique art gallery, established in 1981, featuring ongoing monthly art shows and events representing over 250 professional local, national and international artists. Renowned for their award-winning picture framing, they also offer short seminars on “What’s in a Frame” and “About Art 101” to help smart art choices. Visit the gallery today or go online for more info.   

Smeltzer House

Smeltzer House offers a variety of arts and culture programs, including creative crafts, drawing, painting, fused glass, pottery and more. The facility provides opportunities for artistic expression for children, youth and adults through visual art classes, camps and events.  

Spark Centre

Their flexible space can host everything from elaborate weddings to corporate conferences, seminars, concerts, art shows, and cooking classes. Pop in to see their spectacular artwork.   

Thrive and vibe with local culture

Dancer at Festival Place

Do you have a craving for culture? This is the place to fill it! Immerse yourself in the local culture of Strathcona County through stage performances and musical acts. Take a stroll through time at the local museum or enjoy the fresh air while learning more about the heritage that helped create Sherwood Park. Take an adventure through the cultural landscape right here in Strathcona County.

Festival Place

Festival Place is a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts, community and business.  Since opening in May 1994, Festival Place has welcomed amateur and professional artists to its theatre stage and has hosted many community activities and events. They offer over 100 professional performances by leading local, regional, national, and international artists each year.  This is also the home of several community and regional arts organizations, including their Festival Players and offers a wide variety of performing arts programs each year for all ages to enjoy. 

Strathcona County Museum and Archives

There is always something new at Strathma! Experience Strathcona County’s vibrant culture and natural history, from the distant past to today. They offer exhibits to immerse, programs to engage, and events to entertain and educate. The Collection Lab lets you see behind the scenes, and co-curated galleries invite visitors to contribute content. They collect and share stories that create community.  At Strathma, you are part of the team!   

Sherwood Park Heritage Mile

“Historical significance in the heart of Sherwood Park.” Located along Broadmoor Boulevard, from the traffic circle on Sherwood Drive to Baseline Road. The Heritage Mile is an open-air museum in Sherwood Park. The old landmarks are being preserved most beautifully, with bushes and flowers planted around them. 


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Last updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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