Leighton Art Centre

Lanre Ajayi looks at the view from the Leighton Art Centre
Lanre Ajayi at the Leighton Art Centre | Still: Courtesy of My City Speaks To Me

Leighton Art Centre

My City Speaks To Me heads to the Foothills for a socially distanced tour

In exploring the creative world and living a creative life, Lanre Ajayi takes on a piece of Alberta’s history.

The Leighton Art Centre is situated in A.C. and Barbara Leighton’s original home. It’s an art gallery, museum, and arts education centre located on 80 acres of land just outside of Calgary. Now a provincially designated Historic Resource, this unique arts and crafts inspired home was designed by A.C. Leighton in the 1950s and boasts some of the most breathtaking mountain views in Southern Alberta.

“Leighton Art Centre is a place that connects you to art, history, landscape, and a legacy of Alberta’s art pioneers,” says Ajayi. “In keeping up and respecting A.C. and Barbara Leighton’s legacy, it values creativity, relationships, learning, and the aesthetic experience. The Leighton Art Centre offers unique and a wide variety of activities such as workshops, talks, and informational sessions throughout the year.”

Go behind the scenes to explore its amazing history and get a look at this local gem—tune into My City Speaks To Me.

About My City Speaks To Me

A Nigerian artist and fashion designer based in Calgary, Lanre Ajayi is driven to develop and launch an ethical fashion line in Canada.

Shared as part of The Storytelling Project, My City Speaks To Me. The Calgary Edition. is his web series that documents the people, places, and events that make Calgary a spectacular place to live.

Follow him on Twitter at @lanreajayii and on Instagram at @lanreajayi1.

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