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Archives of St. Albert

Arden Theatre

Art Gallery of St. Albert

Art in Public Places

Arts & Heritage

Cultural Events

Cultural Groups

Father Lacombe Chapel & Little White School

Founders' Walk

Guilds & Visual Arts Council

Michif Cultural & Resource Institute

Musée Héritage Musuem

St. Albert Children's Theatre (SACT)

St. Albert Grain Elevators & Train Station

St. Albert LIVE

St. Albert Place

W.A.R.E.S.

Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA)

Visual Arts Classes


Archives of St. Albert

THE DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE OF ST. ALBERT

5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9                       Phone: 780-459-1528

The archives of St. Albert provide a documented history from the 1800s to the present day.  You'll find private papers, manuscripts, oral histories, thousands of photographs, municipal records, in addition to a Métis genealogy database.  

Located within the Musée Héritage Museum, the Archives works to acquire and preserve personal papers, oral histories, municipal records, and community records important to the history of St. Albert.  This includes photographs, ledgers, manuscripts, letters, maps, cassette tapes, videocassettes, and digital files.  

SERVICES OFFERED

Reference requests and photograph reproductions available by contacting 780-459-1528 or archives@artsandheritage.ca

  • Artifacts: artifacts are held at the Musée Héritage Museum in exhibits and in storage.  These artifacts are available to the public by appointment or for research purposes.  
  • Special Library: with over 1000 books specific to the history of Alberta and St. Albert, you may learn more about the history of St. Albert by reading the books at the museum.  
  • Elizabeth Macpherson Métis Genealogy Database: the database lists many of St. Albert's Métis families and is available for viewing at the museums public access computer.  

HOURS

Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.  

Archival Holdings & Archives Society of Alberta

The archives of St. Albert provide a documented history from the 1800s to the present day.  You'll find private papers, manuscripts, oral histories, thousands of photographs, municipal records, in addition to a Metis genealogy database.  

Located within the Musee Heritage Museum, the Archives works to acquire and preserve personal papers, oral histories, municipal records, and community records important to the history of St. Albert.  This includes photographs, ledgers, manuscripts, letters, maps, cassette tapes, videocassettes, and digital files.  

SERVICES OFFERED

Reference requests and photograph reproductions available by contacting 780-459-1528 or archives@artsandheritage.ca

  • Artifacts: artifacts are held at the Musee Heritage Museum in exhibits and in storage.  These artifacts are available to the public by appointment or for research purposes.  
  • Special Library: with over 1000 books specific to the history of Alberta and St. Albert, you may learn more about the history of St. Albert by reading the books at the museum.  
  • Elizabeth Macpherson Metis Genealogy Database: the database lists many of St. Albert's Metis families and is available for viewing at the museums public access computer.  

HOURS

Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.  

Archival Holdings & Archives Society of Alberta

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Arden Theatre

5 ST. ANNE STREET, ST. ALBERT, AB T8N 3Z9                     PHONE: 780-459-1542

Since opening its doors in 1984, the Arden Theatre has hosted some of the world’s most renowned artists, as well as local musicians, dance schools, theatre troupes, the St. Albert Children's Theatre and school productions from our own community.  

The Arden Theatre offers 509 seats as well as seats that are wheelchair accessible.  If you require wheelchair access, please request these seats when purchasing your tickets as spots are limited.  Hearing Enhancement is also available from the main lobby prior to each performance.  There is a licensed on-site concession that accepts cash only. There is an ATM located in the lobby.  There is ample parking in the St. Albert Place parking lot located along St. Anne Street with entrances on St. Anne Street and Perron Street.  

Arden Theatre Seating Map

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015/2016 series.  There is always something that you'll enjoy from Professional Series and Speaker Series to Cinema Series and Family Series.  Click here to see the complete events calendar.  

Box Office Hours

Rentals & Bookings

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Art Gallery of St. Albert

19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5                       Phone: 780-460-4310

The Art Gallery of St. Albert features contemporary and community exhibitions, brought to life with public programs and events. The Art Gallery provides educational programs, that offer visual arts opportunities for thousands of children, youth, and adults throughout the year.  

Located in the historic Banque d'Hochelaga

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Art in Public Places

St. Albert, AB

The public art around St. Albert creates engaging spaces for community involvement and interactions.  Take a self-guided tour to experience the murals, sculptures, art benches and more! 

With over 30 works of public art, you'll see pieces that speak to St. Albert's history and culture.  

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Arts & Heritage

#200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4             Phone: 780-459-1194

The Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert promotes the visual arts, and the natural and human heritage of St. Albert and district.... We offer exciting programs, exhibitions and research opportunities, ensuring the preservation of our history, tradition and heritage.
— Arts & Heritage St. Albert

Arts & Heritage St. Albert is a non-profit, registered Canadian charitable organization that manages the Musée Héritage Museum and the Art Gallery of  St. Albert.  

 

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Cultural Events

St. Albert, AB

Stay up to date on any cultural events taking place in St. Albert by visiting the Events Calendar

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Cultural Groups

St. Albert, AB

St. Albert has many cultural groups in the community who add to the art, heritage, history, and culture of the city.  For a complete list, click here.  

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Father Lacombe Chapel

St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB                                     Phone: 780-459-7663 or 780-431-2300

The Father Lacombe Chapel is an Alberta Provincial Historic Sites located at the top of Mission Hill overlooking the Sturgeon River.  The Chapel is Alberta's oldest building, built in 1861.  

Costumed interpreters are on-site to give you a guided tour of the chapel, crypt, grotto, and the cemetery, where some of St. Albert's first residents have been laid to rest.  Tours are available in English or French.  

The Father Lacombe Chapel is open seasonally from May 15 - Labour Day.  During that time, the Chapel is open daily from 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is by donation.  

Educational Programs

Special Events

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Little White School

2 Madonna Drive; Mission Hill, St. Albert, AB           Phone: 780-459-1528

Experience what it was like to go to school in a two-room schoolhouse! The Little White School opened in 1948 and today is a popular local landmark.  

The Little White School is open by appointment.  Call 780-459-1528 to book a tour of the school.  The summer hours from July 14 - August 27 are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 am - 2 pm.  Admission is by donation.  

Educational Programs

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Founders' Walk

Downtown St. Albert; Perron District

Talk a walk through St. Albert's history.  The Founders' Walk ties together several historic, cultural, educational, and commercial facilities.  

The new Founders' Walk goes from the Clock Tower on Perron Street to Mission Hill.  It opened to the public in 2011 and was a re-creation of the previous Founders' Promenade.  The 1988 Founders' Promenade was dedicated to the contributions from some of the early settlers in St. Albert.  

Along the Founders' Walk, you will see nine story panels which tell of the rich culture and history of St. Albert.  Along with telling the story of St. Albert's past, these story panels provide vintage photographs, providing a now-and-then representation of Downtown St. Albert.  

Download the Founders' Walk Map above to take a self-guided tour and explore more of St. Albert's history! 

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Guilds & Visual Arts Council

St. Albert, AB

City of St. Albert Cultural Services

  • Is responsible for the programming and operation of the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Studios, Art in Public Places, the Arden Theatre, International Children's Festival, Amplify Youth Festival, and St. Albert Children's Theatre.  
  • By working with artists, audiences, volunteers and cultural stakeholders, they deliver amazing events, programs, services and facilities.  

Floral Art Society of St. Albert

  • Since 1978 they have been fostering awareness and appreciation of flower arranging as a medium of artistic expression and the personal growth that accompanies those pursuits.

St. Albert Painter's Guild

  • Formed in 1987 through a mutual desire to meet and learn from other visual artists in the community.  

St. Albert Paper Arts Guild

  • In 2007, a group of life-minded practising master and intermediate level paper and book artists came together to form the St. Albert Paper Arts Guild.  
  • Contact: stalbertpaperartsguild@gmail.com 

St. Albert Potters Guild

  • Founded in 1962, the Potters Guild was part of the original St. Albert Arts & Crafts Guild.  
  • Contact: stalbertpotters@hotmail.ca 

St. Albert Quilters' Guild

  • Formed in 1980, the Quilters' met in each others homes until a studio was made available by the opening of St. Albert Place in 1984. The St. Albert Quilters' Guild is commemorated as one of the contributors for St. Albert Place.  

Member Events

About the Visual Arts Council & Guilds [SAPVAC]

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Michif Cultural & Resource Institute

A metis Living Museum & Gift Shop

9 Mission Avenue, St. Albert, AB T8N 1H5                       Phone: 780-651-8176

Established in 1991, and founded by Honourable Dr. Thelma J. Chalifoux, the Michif Cultural and Resource Institute has now been registered as a branch Society of the Michif Resource Centre.

The Michif Cultural and Resource Institute is located in the heart of the Métis Homeland, St. Albert. The Michif Cultural and Resource Institute is a museum dedicated in providing visitors with further information about the Metis People. The current building for the Michif Cultural and Resource Institute is the former Juneau House.  

Services

  • Research Facility
  • Resource Library
  • Métis Museum
  • St. Albert's History Before 1861
  • Aboriginal Veterans
  • Genealogy: Métis & French
  • Elders Mentoring
  • Youth Justice Mentoring
  • Cultural Circles
  • Women's Retreat
  • Mocassin, Mukluk & Beading Classes

Musée Héritage Museum

5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9                       Phone: 780-459-1528

The Musée Héritage Museum, located in St Albert Place, explores the story of St Albert through a variety of exhibits and programs, preserving the community’s history to enjoy now and for the future.

They also manage St. Albert's Heritage Sites including: the Little White School, St Albert Grain Elevator Park, River Lot 24 and its associated houses and agricultural buildings.  The heritage sites offer unique programs and tours for all ages. 

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St. Albert Children's Theatre (SACT)

Arden Theatre: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB         Phone: 780-459-1695

St. Albert Children's Theatre has been operating for over 30 years in St. Albert and the program not only provides youth with the opportunity to develop skills in vocals, drama and dance but whose shows are appreciated and enjoyed by many individuals living in St. Albert. 


St. Albert Grain Elevators

   4 Meadowview Drive, St. Albert, AB                              Phone: 780-459-1528                                   Wednesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Part of the Arts & Heritage Foundation of St. Albert, the St. Albert Grain Elevators were both designated as Provincial Historic resources in January 2007. 

 Guided tours of the Grain Elevators and Railway Station are available from May to September.


Train Station

4 MEADOWVIEW DRIVE, ST. ALBERT, AB                             PHONE: 780-459-1528                                           WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: 10 AM – 5 PM

Also part of the Arts & Heritage Foundation of St. Albert the Train Station- a replica of the 1920's- is a unique part of the museum where you can test your knowledge of Morse Code as well as see how the station agents lived. 


St. Albert LIVE

St. Albert, AB

The City of St. Albert launched the St. Albert LIVE  YouTube Channel on March 19, 2013. Its purpose is to promote the cultural vibrancy of the city by showcasing emerging and established artists filmed in action at recognizable locations throughout the community. 



St. Albert Place

5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9           Phone:(780) 459-1500

 

                                                      


W.A.R.E.S.

(Works of Art Representative of Every Studio)

5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9                   Phone: 780-459-1690                                          

Located:  Main floor St. Albert Place

Hours:  Thursday – Saturday:  12pm to 3:30 pm


Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA)

25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert, AB        Phone: 780-460-5990



Visual Arts Classes

19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5                       Phone: 780-460-4310