Have You Heard of the Hop?
Updated: Feb 15, 2019
By Pam Marks, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Offering a fantastic way to experience Banff National Park’s unique arts, culture and heritage traditions, the Banff Gallery Hop is now on!
The mission of this series of events is, "Banff Gallery Hop is a monthly initiative dedicated to bringing together galleries, museums, and arts related businesses to create an enhanced visitor experience which fosters understanding, appreciation and promotion of arts, culture and heritage in Banff."
Banff Gallery Hop events takes place one Saturday a month, throughout the year from 2 to 6 p.m., with slight variation per venue.
In order of appearance above, participating venues include the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Walter Phillips Gallery, Carter-Ryan Gallery, Buffalo Nations Museum, Historic Luxton Home, Canada House Gallery, Willock & Sax Gallery and Mountain Galleries.
During this month's Gallery Hop, on Saturday, February 16, the Whyte Museum will present Poetry in the Gallery, featuring Banff's Poet Laureate, Steven Ross Smith. During two informal 30 minute presentations at 3 and 4 p.m., Steven will read a few poems, chat about his multi-faceted writing career and poetry's place in the world today, and field questions about writing. $7 Museum Admission includes presentation. Members, Locals, Students and Children under 12 are FREE.