About Us

Our award-winning website provides timely information about art and artists in communities large and small across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the North.


Remarkable images. Engaging writing. Valuable insights. Our writers and critics include notable journalists, curators and artists. The art world is complex. Our coverage helps you navigate.


Get updates about people and arts events in your community and beyond – as they happen. Be the first to hear the news about arts awards, new galleries, government programs and more.


Our searchable database includes hundreds of exhibitions, user-friendly interactive maps to help you locate galleries, and information about art-related services like framing and shipping. This unique one-stop resource is updated daily for your convenience. Whether you are planning an art hop, shopping for canvas or looking for a ceramics class, check here first.


Galleries West was launched in 2002 by Calgary publisher Tom Tait after he noticed that artists and exhibitions in Western Canada often received little attention outside their local communities. The print magazine, with a circulation ranging from 17,000 to 28,000 copies, was distributed through art galleries at no charge to readers three times a year. Galleries West moved to an exclusively digital model in 2016, seeking to build community engagement through the immediacy of digital technology. The magazine, which releases a new issue every second Tuesday, is accessible on all digital platforms and devices without an app or a pay wall. Sign up now.


Browse our free, searchable public-access archive of 2,000-plus articles.


Our editorial content is managed separately from advertising. Editorial choices are made by the editor and are not for sale.

We are always looking for new things to write about and welcome suggestions. It's never too early to let us know about upcoming shows and other events. We welcome your input … and your feedback.

To let us know about a show, please send an email to editor@gallerieswest.ca with:

  • Names of artists
  • Opening and closing dates
  • Exhibition title
  • A brief description
  • Short artist bios with links to their websites

Do include a great image! Please send large files via Dropbox or WeTransfer to editor@gallerieswest.ca.

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Alberta Media Fund, the Government of Canada Special Measures for Journalism Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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