Artist Collective Studio

The Artist Collective Studio is a unique artists’ studio and collaborative workspace.  As they are a cooperative, they are able to do more together.  Self-described as an artist family, a close group of friends, and a support system, they make up one of the strongest beating hearts of the creative community.  They offer one another professional, artistic, and technical consult and they share their knowledge, experience, insights, and opportunities to promote their work as a collective and as individuals. Engaging with one another is an incredible asset to the in-studio processes of conceptualizing, critiquing, and creating - and an advantage once out in the world of exhibitions, networking, promotion, and cultivation of vibrant creative careers.

The Artist Collective Studio began in April 2014.  As their artist family continues to grow and change their focus has stayed the same: create a functional workspace, thrive in our creative pursuits, and connect with our community through art

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Crowsnest Museum and Archives

The Crowsnest Historical Society and Crowsnest Museum & Archives protects, preserves, and portrays the cultural heritage of Crowsnest Pass and its people to ensure the knowledge of the past enriches the lives of present and future generations. 

Want to help support local history, and love visiting the Crowsnest Museum? By becoming a member of the Crowsnest Historical Society, you get free admission to the Museum for the entire year, a 10% discount on select items in the Gazebo Giftshop, and invitations to Museum events, exhibit openings, and more.

For more information, please call the Museum at 403-563-5434 or visit


Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery

The Art Gallery provides rotational monthly exhibitions of local, provincial and national art, art programs for adults and children, as well as many special events throughout the year. The Gallery also organizes exhibits at the local Stone's Throw Cafe.
In the Gallery Gift Store you will find fine art and crafts from over 50 local and area artists.

The Gallery is located at 14733-20th Avenue, Crowsnest Pass, on Highway 3 in Frank. 403-562-2218


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Crowsnest Pass Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra has a long history having begun in 1925 and continued since that time, making it one of the most enduring amateur orchestras in Alberta.  During those years the orchestra has been both a string orchestra and a full orchestra (including woodwinds and brass), which is its current status.  Members have been comprised of residents of Crowsnest Pass, Lundbreck, Cowley, Pincher Creek, Sparwood and Fernie.  One of its founding values was to provide an opportunity for many young students to participate in a group setting playing music they would not otherwise have had the opportunity to perform.  The range of ages of members in the orchestra has spanned from 12 years old to over 80 years old.

CNP Symphony is a group of amateur musicians who meet weekly from mid-September to mid-May.  Rehearsals are once a week on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  The orchestra presents a Christmas Concert in early December, usually in conjunction with the Crowsnest Community Choir, and then a spring concert in May.  Recently, the orchestra has travelled to Pincher Creek for a spring concert.  Additionally, the orchestra participates in the Crowsnest Pass Music Festival in March.

The community has been blessed with a number of very fine teachers over the years who encouraged, and sometimes insisted, that their students become involved in the orchestra.  Currently there are about 30 members.  The group is in need of additional players, especially string players.

For more information contact Pam Somerville, President; or Jerry Lonsbury, Conductor.

Pass Pottery Club

The Pass Pottery Club's mandate is to provide a studio setting for the support and development of potters and to make the art of pottery accessible to the community at as low as cost as possible.  

The Pass Pottery Club's mandate is made possible by the efforts of volunteers.  All members benefit from a well equipped studio. We ask that each member look for opportunities to contribute to the club through time spent maintaining the studio, loading and unloading kilns, and assisting in making glazes.  These tasks are not significant when shared by many volunteers.

If you wish to learn how to make glazes and load or unload a kiln please contact any of the executive or senior club members. 

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Turning Pointe Dance Studio

Turning Pointe Dance Studio is located in Hillcrest in a 105 year old historic building. Originally, the Burnett & Cruikshank Store, the store was built in 1913. In 1948 the store then became a grocery & dry foods store. The building has been Turning Pointe Dance Studio's home for 10 years now.

Turning Pointe is an established dance studio with over 18 years operating in the Crowsnest Pass. The studio was excited to win the small business of the year award and strives for excellence teaching and developing dancers in our communities & the surrounding areas. TPDS's Mission Statement is as follows: Dedication, discipline, confidence & beauty, artistry, family, positivity, supportive & innovation.

Turning Pointe offers three dance studios and classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, pointe, acro, contemporary, & acting! They offer experienced instructors who have a commitment to updating their own skills and are able to bring creative and current dance skills and knowledge to the studio.

For ages 18 months to adult, the studio offers Seasonal, Full-Year, and Competitive Programming. 

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