Art Wall

If you are interested in having your art showcased in the library, please contact the Library Manager. 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibition program since 1981. The mandate of the AFA Travelling Exhibition Program is to provide every Albertan with the opportunity to enjoy visual art exhibitions in their community.

Three regional galleries and one arts organization coordinate the program for the AFA: Northwest Region: The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Northeast and North Central Region: The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Southwest Region: The Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary Southeast Region: The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat

Each year, more than 300,000 Albertans enjoy many exhibitions in communities ranging from High Level in the north to Milk River in the south and virtually everywhere in between. The AFA Travelling Exhibition Program also offers educational support material to help educators integrate the visual arts into the school curriculum. Exhibitions for the TREX program are curated from a variety of sources, including private and public collections. A major part of the program assists in making the AFA’s extensive art collection available to Albertans. This growing art collection consists of over 8,000 artworks showcasing the creative talents of more than 2000 artists. As the only provincial art collection in Alberta, the AFA collection reflects the development of the vibrant visual arts community in the province and has become an important cultural legacy for all Albertans.

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is proud to be a part of the AFA Travelling Exhibition Program and will continue to showcase Alberta.  Local artists will be showcased as well throughout the year.  There is always something new on the walls, so come down and visit the library!

Upcoming Exhibits Schedule

July 23 - August 24, 2022

Bring a Folding Chair

Braxton Garneau

Amber Valley, 2021

Oil on canvas

"The Travelling Exhibition …bring a folding chair is inspired by Black History Month celebrations and recognizes the significant contributions Black artists make to Alberta. With art works exploring history, heritage and contemporary concerns, the artists in this exhibition ‘bring a folding chair’ to the table of Canadian society and the art scene in Alberta and, in sitting at the table, give voice to our common humanity." (Picture and text borrowed from the AGA 2021-2022 TREX Booking Catalogue)

September 1 - 28, 2022

Now is the Winter

Isachsen 10
Photographic print
Collection of the artist

The exhibition Now is the winter…, featuring artworks by Edmonton artist aAron Munson and works from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, presents ‘winter’ in all its guises. From ‘winter fun’ to chilling vistas, the works in this exhibition take viewers into the heart of this season, inviting them to examine not only their personal relationships to the physical world but also to themselves.

 (Picture and text borrowed from the AGGP 2022-2023 TREX Booking Catalogue)

There will be a TREX exhibition break from September 30 - December 14, 2022.  If you are a local artist or group wanting to display your work at our library during this time, please email librarian@slavelakelibrary.ab.ca or call the library at 780-849-5250 and ask for Kendra.