Perched near the forks of the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan Rivers, the village of Empress is the arts and culture hub of Alberta’s Special Areas. Surrounded by splendid prairie scenery, this vibrant community boasts a surprising number of galleries and artists’ studios, including one located in a renovated church. Empress is part of the Medicine Hat and Empress Arts and Culture Tour.

Key Community Features

Knarls ‘n’ Knots: Features sensuous chairs hand-crafted from gnarled, local woods.

That’s Empressive: Showcases local and regional First Nations’ arts, crafts and photography.

Don't Miss

Artisans’ Open House in the first weekend in June