Alberta art for Albertans 🌾

Since 1980, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial Travelling Exhibition program known as TREX. 

The TREX program strives to ensure every Albertan has an opportunity to see professionally curated visual art exhibitions in their community. Venues include schools, libraries, healthcare centres and smaller rural institutions and galleries throughout the province. The program showcases the AFA’s extensive art collection and the work of contemporary Alberta artists.

Learn more about TREX in the videos linked below! 

Produced by CINIC Studio for TREX Southwest 

Travelling Art 🚚🎨

Find a TREX exhibition near you by viewing our Summer Tour Calendar 🌞📆 

Curious about how it all started? Read about the history and beginnings of TREX in this article 📰👓

Four regional organizations coordinate the program for the AFA:

These partners offer a wide range of exhibitions to communities from High Level in the north, to Milk River in the south and virtually everywhere in between. Annually, more than 600,000 visitors enjoy exhibitions in over 150 venues. The program is the only one of its kind in western Canada and runs year round. TREX also offers educational support materials to integrate exhibitions into the school curriculum and runs a Visiting Artist program with select exhibitions.


Sierra Zukowski
Program Manager / Curator
📞 403 527 6682

Thea Sleight
Travelling Exhibitions Assistant
📞 403 527 6682


JUN 22 – AUG 17, 2024 ︎︎︎ nailing it


AUG 18 – 22, 2024 ︎︎︎ ❌ CLOSED FOR INSTALL ❌  

AUG 23 & 24, 2024 ︎︎︎ Creative Community 

A colloborative, pop-up art event hosted at TREX Space. More details coming soon! 

AUG 25  – SEP 6, 2024 ︎︎︎ ❌ CLOSED FOR INSTALL ❌

SEP 7  – NOV 2, 2024 ︎︎︎ Scouring Heaven and Earth 

SEP 28, 2024, 12 – 5 PM ︎︎︎ Art in Motion 🎨🚶‍♂️

Art is on the move at key downtown locations including the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Towne Square, Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park and the broader downtown area.

TREX Southeast respectfully acknowledges that it supports artistic activity on Treaty 6, 7 and 8 territories: traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples.

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TREX Space (TREX SE Headquarters)
#2 516 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0H3
403 527 6682
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