Welcome to Your Friendly Neighbourhood Visual Arts Centre!
Come create with us! Who are we? We are your friendly neighbourhood Visual Arts Centre! With a working pottery studio downstairs and a painting studio/gallery upstairs, we are the building that is much bigger on the inside! You can find us at 4613-53 Street, right next door to the swimming pool and overlooking the golf course.
Established in 1977, we are a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing creative opportunities to you and the Lakeland. We offer a variety of classes for all ages, as well as exhibits and sales throughout the year.
Adult classes are offered in the Fall, Winter & Spring and new instructors and courses are added yearly as we continue to bring you new and exciting creative opportunities!
Pottery – For adults, we offer Beginner’s & Intermediate Pottery on the wheel as well as, Throwing Boot Camps, Decorative Glazing, Hand-building with clay and more!
Painting -Acrylic and Watercolour classes. Paint Nights and Painting Afternoons, beginners to intermediate, no experience needed, we walk you through it!
Private Functions -Book a private painting party with your friends, a staff social, bridal party, fundraiser etc.
We offer a variety of classes for youth year round with the majority of programming happening during the Summer months.
NEW! Discover Art Through Play Program – Ages 3-4 and 5 and up. Focus is on the creative process and experimenting with different materials!
Young Artists Program -Ages 7 and up (need to have completed Gr. 1). Explore paint, charcoal, hand-building with clay, print making, mixed media and more!
**Both programs allow you to pick the projects that interest your child(ren) and/or work with your schedule in the Summer. Registration is early June for the first 1st session and mid-July for 2nd session
Sept-June – During the school year, youth classes are typically scheduled on weekends, holidays or PD days and are posted monthly
EXHIBITS & SALES
SPVAC Gallery – Our gallery offers a variety of handmade pottery, sculpture, artwork, cards and local books for sale year round
September – Annual Rodeo Exhibit & Sale. Youth from our Summer Art Programs showcase their beautiful pieces alongside Visual Arts Members pottery, sculpture and paintings. Bring the family and come watch pottery & painting demonstrations! Rodeo Week & September long weekend at the Centre
November – We bring you The BIG Pottery & Art Exhibit & Sale! This sale happens the last weekend in November and all pieces are created by our Visual Arts Members.
December – Annual Christmas Art & Crafts Sale – St. Paul Recreation Centre (main hall). This handmade only sale is always the first Saturday in December from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Talented crafters, artists & artisans come from all over to bring you their unique items. Family friendly with a concession for lunch or a treat. The St. Paul Visual Arts Centre volunteers have been hosting this sale since the 1980’s! Email or call the Centre if you would like a registration form.
Individual & Group Exhibits
Are you or someone you know interested in having your own exhibit at the Centre? We provide exhibiting opportunities for artists, photographers, sculptors etc. to showcase and sell their work in a scenic gallery setting.
Purchase a membership and become part of a fun and flourishing art community. Showcase and sell your works in the gallery, enjoy the use of the studios and more!
Stay tuned for new classes coming soon! Like and subscribe to our Facebook Page at @StPaulVisualArtsCentre to get the latest course and exhibit postings or check back here. We are open Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm as well as during exhibits, sales and registration events.
Contact us at 780-645-3071 or firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries or if you’d like to offer a class or workshop. We have a great studio space that is conducive to all kinds of courses and projects!