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.

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View Creative Arts & Crafts Booklet

Artists' Studios

The Stampede Art Show began in the tradition of the country fair during the 1930s and 40s. Evolving from handicraft competitions, the Art Show is now one of the finest art shows in Western Canada, featuring some of North America’s most celebrated artists.

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.

Applications are now closed, and will re-open for 2023 in the fall. For more info contact us at

View this year's artists

Window on the West Stage

The Window on the West committee is working hard to pull together some terrific talent for Stampede 2022.  Live music performances on the Window of the West stage happen daily at 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. View the daily schedule to see who's playing!

Applications are now closed, but if you are looking towards 2023, please let us know. We are always on the lookout for western talent!

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Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is dedicated to providing 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 style, form and medium. With styles 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.

Applications are now closed, and will re-open for 2023 in the fall.

Mini Masterpieces Salon Wall

The Mini Masterpieces Salon Wall exhibits smaller original artworks priced at $300 or less. This exhibit pays homage to the historical salon tradition while providing an exciting opportunity for remerging artists to be part of something truly unique in a modern gallery.

Applications are now closed, and will re-open for 2023 in the fall. For more information contact us at

Photo Gallery

We are excited to announce the 2022 Photography Exhibition featuring both former Calgary Stampede Western Photo competition winners from 2010 to 2020 as well as contributions from Camera Clubs across the province.  The theme this year is “Moments in Time – Moving Through and Forward”.

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Applications are now closed, and will re-open for 2023 in the fall.

The 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.

Applications are now closed, and will re-open for 2023 in the fall. For more information, contact

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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