The Ponoka Stampede truly has something for everyone and that includes western art collectors or just someone looking for that last piece to finish their decor. Embracing all aspects of the western Canadian experience, the Ponoka Stampede includes an Art Show and Sale and a Western Art and Gift Show each year.
Art Show and Sale
The free art show will be held at the Tommy Dorchester Paddock on the Stampede grounds on June 28, 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 1.
Silver Stetson Art Gallery, Brett Heidi, Gaile Gallup, Kim Penner and Terry Knull will be back this year, along with newcomers Andrew Obrien Photography, Luzia Postina Art, Mistikonapew Art, Patrick Landers, and Tyler Thompson.
Own a piece of Ponoka Stampede history. The original artwork of the 83rd Annual Ponoka Stampede Souvenir poster, featuring Alberta team ropers Jeremy Buhler and Levi Simpson will be for sale. A limited edition of 85 prints are for sale for $50 each including GST at Jones Boys Saddlery and Western Wear or through the rodeo office or at ponokastampede.com.
There is no live auction this year.
Western Art and Gift Show
Admission to the gift show is also free and takes place in the arena complex (across from the Stampede grounds) from June 28 to July 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
The gift show has added several more food vendors this year including Cheese Factory, Mama G frozen meals, Medicine Hat Beef Jerky, Soup Time, Nana Sweet Shop, Davenport Sensations, Sylvan Olive Company, Sweet Haven Ice Cream and Desserts, Maple Syrup and Poutine Food Truck.
Some of this year’s vendors include 4 Site Woodwork, Bandana Thangs/Pocket Watches, Leather and Shoe Care, Carpe Diem Creations, Cutco, Hidden Haven Ranch, Horses Doors of Course, Jason McKenzie Saddles, Lorne’s Metal Art, Memories of Yesterday – Dog furniture and Bowls, Weasel Head Native Art and many more.