Creative Arts and Crafts

The Calgary Stampede Creative Arts and Crafts competition was borne out of the tradition of displaying creative works in a country fair. The display and judging of the arts and crafts engages the community with the Calgary Stampede and supports our western heritage, and has been showcasing the work of local crafters for more than 40 years. This exhibition preserves traditional art forms and advances new and modern forms of creativity including textiles, wood, ceramics, paper and sugar.

While preserving the traditional, the display also showcases emerging art forms. All are judged by experts in their fields to provide invaluable feedback to the participants. Ribbons and prize money are awarded to the top entries. For more info, contact

There will also be groups hosting demonstrations for all 10 days in the BMO Centre. Stop by and learn something new!

View the 2024 Creative Arts & Crafts Booklet

Artists' Studios

Artists’ Studios presents established Canadian and American artists who present fine art in a variety of media. With diverse subject matter, artists offer their art for sale by leasing individual booths where they can showcase their creative works!

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Applications are now closed for Artists' Studios.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery provides a venue for new and emerging artists to show and sell original works of art. Each year, featured artists are selected by a jury and offer affordable and desirable original art in a wide variety of styles, forms, and mediums. With art pieces ranging from traditional to contemporary to abstract, and mediums including oil, acrylic, bronze, metal, wood and more, this is truly an eclectic collection with pieces to appeal to all interests and tastes.

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Applications are now closed for the Art Gallery.

As per the Terms and Conditions, you can expect to receive notifications regarding the acceptance of your submission(s) into the Western Oasis Art Gallery on March 31, 2024.

Mini Masterpieces

The Miniature Masterpieces Salon Wall is a dedicated section of the Art Gallery. This section features original smaller artwork (100 sq in or less, or equivalent for sculptures) priced at $300 or less. This exhibit pays homage to the historical salon tradition while providing an exciting opportunity for emerging artists to be part of something truly unique in a modern gallery.

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Applications are now closed for Mini Masterpieces.

Photography Competition

Photographers, submit your work online for the opportunity to showcase your artistic talent and be recognized as a winner at the 2024 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase!

Competition categories are: Western Landscape and Wildlife, Western Lifestyle and Architecture, Rodeo, Indigenous, and Creative.

Prizes are awarded for each category and Best Overall. The Western Showcase Photo Subcommittee will pay for the printing of the winning photographs for display at the 2024 Calgary Stampede. Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be featured in a slideshow presentation.

Applications are now closed for the Photography Competition.

View the 2023 Winners

Photo Gallery

Photographers, submit your work online for the opportunity to exhibit your artistic talent and sell your work at the 2024 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase!

The Photo Subcommittee will select images through an independent jury process for the gallery and offer them for sale and display at the gallery. Photographers are responsible for all costs associated with the production and supply of framed, mounted, matted, or rolled prints, including delivery and/or returns, as well as all transportation costs to and from the Stampede.

Photographers will receive payment for any work sold by the Calgary Stampede, less a 30% commission.

Applications are now closed for the Photo Gallery.

Window on the West Stage

Musicians, singers and songwriters, have you considered sharing your talents at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth?

The Calgary Stampede is looking for western musical talent for the Window on the West stage, located in the beautiful Western Oasis.  We have singers, songwriters and musicians showcased daily and would love it, if you could join us for Stampede 2024. 

Expressions of Interest are now being accepted here, or, alternatively you can email us at

Thank you and we will see you at Stampede 2024!

Submit your Expression of Interest

Grade 12 Scholarship Program

The Grade 12 Scholarship program fosters youth education through the celebration and advocacy of western art. For more than 35 years, we have been awarding scholarships to Calgary and southern Alberta Grade 12 students. These scholarships may be used for the post-secondary educational program of the winner's choice.

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To contribute to the Scholarship Fund, please click here.

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Volunteer with Us

The Stampede Art Show is organized by a proud and dedicated volunteer committee of the Calgary Stampede.

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