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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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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Miniature 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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Photography Competition

Photographers submit their work for a chance to be recognized as a winner in the 2024 Calgary Stampede Art Show Photo Exhibit. Competition categories include Western Landscape and Wildlife, Western Lifestyle and Architecture, Rodeo, Indigenous and Creative. Prizes will be awarded for each category and Best Overall. Winning and runner-up images will be on display during the Stampede. Winners, runners-up and honorable mentions will be featured in a slideshow presentation in the photo exhibit area of the Art Show.

Photo Gallery

Photographers are submitting their work for the opportunity to display and sell their images in the 2024 Calgary Stampede Art Show Photo Exhibit. This year's photo exhibit, themed "Stampede For All," features jury-selected photographs and entries from the Lethbridge, Cochrane, Central Alberta Photographic Society and Foothills photo clubs. This year we also welcome two spectacular photo exhibits courtesy of the World Photographic Cup and Professional Photographers of Canada "Best of Alberta”.

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. 

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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.

Volunteer with Us

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

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