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 artsncraftscalgary@gmail.com

View the 2023 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. For more info, contact csartistsstudios@gmail.com.

Window on the West Stage

Musicians, singers. 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 2023.  

Expressions of Interest can be submitted below or by emailing us at windowontheweststage@gmail.com

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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.

Application deadline is February 6, 2023. For more information contact us at westernartgallery.cs@gmail.com.

Information and application form for the Gallery Mini Masterpiece is under Mini Masterpiece.

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Photography Competition

Photographers submit your work online for the opportunity to showcase your artistic talent and be recognised as a winner at the 2023 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Exhibition!

Competition categories are: Western Landscape, Wildlife, Western Lifestyle and Architecture, Rodeo, Indigenous, and – new for 2023 – Creative.

Prizes awarded for each theme and Best Overall. The Western Showcase Photo Sub-Committee will pay for the printing and framing of the winning photographs for display at the 2023 Calgary Stampede. Winners and runners-up will also be featured in a slideshow presentation.

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Photo Gallery

Photographers submit your work online for the opportunity to exhibit your artistic talent and sell your work at the 2023 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase.

The Photo Sub-Committee will select images through an independent jury process for the gallery and offer them for sale and display at the gallery. Jury will consider the best fit for the exhibit based on its overall theme Moving Beyond.

Photographers are responsible for: all costs associated with the production and supply of framed, mounted, matted, or rolled prints including the delivery and/or returns as well as all transportation costs to and from the Stampede.

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

Applications are open until January 31

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Mini Masterpieces

The Mini Masterpieces Salon Wall, as part of the Gallery show, exhibits smaller original artworks priced at $350 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.

Application deadline is February 6, 2023. For more information contact us at westernartgallery.cs@gmail.com.

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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.

For more information, contact stampedescholarshipart@gmail.com

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.

For more information: infowesternshowcase@gmail.com