Artists On Tour

Arts in Bragg Creek


Bragg Creek Art Festival - 2017 - Plein Air

For Ten days, starting September 29Th, 2017, Bragg Creek will be the home of some of the best Western Canadian Painters! The first weekend will be a Plein Air Paint Out, where artists and the general public can gather and celebrate the beauty and wonderfully healthy outdoor environment! The fresh, crisp & clean Kananaskis Mountain air will inspire Artists to create lasting memories of our time in Alberta.

The two days painting out in Bragg Creek's pristine mountain environment on September 30th & 1st, will incorporate the sounds of the abundant wildlife from Ravens to Flying Squirrels, the smells of wonderful Pine & Spruce Trees, the sights from towering peaks to waterfalls and the taste of artisan food being prepared at the many quality bistro's and restaurants in the Hamlet of Bragg Creek!

There will be an artistic flair to all business operations in Bragg Creek during the festival, from painting and sculpting workshops to artist showcases in many locales.

October 7 & 8th will be a celebration of Art and Music at the Bragg Creek Community Centre with Artists on Tour, that will include many Bragg Creek artisans. There will be original art, music & more, created by some of the most talented artists in Western Canada.

Please come out to participate in a wonderfully soulful experience, your mind and body will thank you! Join as one of the painters on the first weekend or come be a part of the event and take a piece home with you, supporting an artist and supplying a lifetime of memories of this great area!


Nicole Martin at Stone Willow –

Stone Willow is handmade artisan jewellery with clean fresh lines. Predominantly sterling silver creations combined with gemstones & Swarovski Crystals. This high quality work was developed by artist Nicole of Bragg Creek - a quaint hamlet situated in the Foothills near the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. Stone Willow Jewellery represents nature and beauty in a simple yet elegant way.





Whiskey Creek Pottery Joan Matsusaki

My work is mainly fired in a wood kiln. The kiln that I use is a cross draft cantanary arch kiln. The firing uses about 1 and a half cords of wood and takes about 12 hours to complete. I have to be physically involved throughout the process, continually feeding the fire until the temperature reaches about 1300 degrees Celsius.






Janet Bradish (Janet Bradish Studios)

I live in the foothills of southern Alberta, with the Rocky mountains to the west and prairie grasslands to the east. We are a short 30 minute drive west of Calgary. Living in this picturesque rural landscape has given me a deep regard for the natural surroundings. Everyday provides new inspiration – the ever changing landscape and diverse flora and fauna provide endless inspiration.






Gold Photography Peter Gold

Master Photographer Peter Gold has created award-winning portrait, wedding and commercial photography since 1972 when he and his wife, Gail, established Gold Photography in Alberta.

Based now in their studio in Bragg Creek, Alberta, Peter and Gail offer unique Lifestyle Portraiture sessions, Pet Portrait studies, Unique Photographic Art, Workshops in Lighting & Posing, Photoshop Workshops and One-on-One mentoring in all facets of photography.




Archer's Antiques Steve Archer

Steve Archer began restoring Antiques as a teenager with his grandfather.

He was inspired by the design and quality of furniture built by master cabinet makers long before the art of hand crafted furniture was lost to mass production in the late 1800s.

Steve went on to study architecture and decided to combine his two passions by designing and building custom pieces for clients; all expertly designed and possessing the same incredible quality he is known for.

His work can be found in homes across Canada and the United States, ranging from exquisite bookcases to stunning kitchens, and he has even designed an Arts and Craft style lodge on Vancouver Island.

Drop in and visit Steve at Archers Antiques, located at 24 White Crescent in Bragg Creek, and talk to him about his art, his authentically restored 1912 Arts and Crafts home, or to design something unique for you.




Elizabeth Hertz Suncatchers Design Studio

Elizabeth Hertz has been creating custom designs in Stained Glass and Sand-carved Glass since 1979. She has a unique ability to create designs that truly reflect the personality and preferences of each client. You are welcome to drop by the Studio to talk to Elizabeth and view a portfolio reflecting the expertise that comes from many years of custom designs.




Patricia Johansen Calgary Artist

Patricia Johansen is a Calgary born artist with over 30 years experience studying and painting in both oil and water color. She has travelled extensively with her family, living abroad and using these periods to study, paint and teach. In each location her passion for the local landscape has been her inspiration, capturing the beautiful yet diverse scenery of these fascinating places. While living in the Congo, she was able to work with local students sharing her knowledge and passion for painting. She lived in Dubai for seven years where she worked primarily in oil and explored portrait techniques. Another stop was Tbilisi Georgia (former Soviet Union) where she worked for 3 years with local artists and beginning her journey in water color and focused primarily on local Georgian landscapes and historic Georgian architecture. She has successfully sold her work in local markets and arts shows where she has lived.

David Zimmerman Bragg Creek Artist

An avid mountain biker and camper, the contours and wide expanses of Canada's western landscape have been his space to explore and discover. This sense of discovery through adventure is always with David, whether he is holding a brush, reading a book, or engaged in conversation. David currently lives in Bragg Creek with his wife, Tara, and their four kids.

My art is a collision of inspiration and participation. It begins with a glimpse, a chance detail, a striking image pulled from every day life. I fixate on detail and texture, and often find that ordinary moments produce surprising inspirations.



Angelo Avlonitis Art Country Canada

Angelo Avlonitis has been a naturalist and photographer from his early days. Born in Toronto, with a degree in geology from Dalhousie University, Angelo has worked for many years in remote and uninhabited regions of Canada. He enjoys early mornings with grizzly bears, afternoons with red-tailed hawks and evenings with Wild Horses in the Bragg Creek area!

















Special thanks to Rocky View County; a strong supporter of prosperity through artistic entrepreneurship.