51 Businesses in the Foothills You Need to Know About

By the Okotoks Arts Council and the Gateway Gazette

city-street-sceneWe are so thankful to all the participants of the OAC’s rally a few weekends ago, and the wonderful businesses that made this event possible. From clothing boutiques to pizzerias to pottery studios, we had it all at the Taste N’ Task Rally. We heard again and again that there were so many amazing businesses that people hadn’t heard of- so here it is. 51 artists, experts, shops, musicians and delicious stops that you need to know about.

As you may know, our newest initiative is to support and advocate with community stakeholders in a proposal and feasibility study for a larger, multi-use Performing Arts Centre. This event and future events like this help to support our mission.

Turner Valley

1.  The Turner Valley Legion

2.  Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra  

3.  Eau Claire Distillery

4.  Robin’s Nest: The Witches Nest

5. Country Store Diner

6.  Sheep River Library

7.  Windflower Bed & Breakfast

8.  Valley Liquor

9.  Rizzo’s Games and Rentals

Black Diamond

10.Bluerock Gallery

11.Marv’s Soda Shoppe

12.The Hand Rail Lady: Carolann Lanz

13.Branch Market & Studio

14.Leather & Lace:

15.Zentangle/Rav’nAbout Styles

16.Bali Bling

17.Lori’s Looking Glass

18.Chinook Honey Farm

19.Gateway Gazette at DJ Ranch

20.The Stop

21.Grillo’s Pizza

High River

22.Art Effects

23.Evelyn’s Memory Lane

24.Seven Seas Trading Company

25.A River Ran Through It Cafe


High River Con’t

26.High River Library

27.Pike Studio’s (pottery & metal work)

28.Evanescence Gallery

29.Carlson’s on McLeod

30.Sun Country Radio

31.1906 Restaurant

32.Joel Windsor: WindyJMusic


33.Paintworks Arts Supplies and Studios

34.X’s and Oh’s

35.Deava Beadz

36.Paint it up Pottery

37.Cha Cha John’s

38.Mint and Maple

39.Emporium of Impossible Things

40.The Hair Studio

41.Eagle Radio Station

42.Okotoks Cinemas

43.Two Birds Furniture

44.Prairies Past

45.Tom’s House of Pizza

46.Okotoks Decorating Benjamin Moore

47.Okotoks Art Gallery

48.The George

49.Alliance Church

50.Western Financial

51.Twenty Two Collective
rally-imag2860It was fun to be a part of this rally. Teams of four arrived at the Gazette office at DJ Ranch and were handed their task. We were asked to provide abut a five-minute task for each team to complete. As writing is an art form we put them to work on being creative with words. We had them come up with advertising hook lines for DJ Ranch that would catch the attention of Gateway Gazette readers – watch for them in future ads on our site.

The Okotoks Arts Council welcomes members, and no, you don’t have to be an artist! Please check out their website and join – http://okotoksartscouncil.ca/join

Here a few photos of the teams that stopped by – some even in Halloween costume – very artisitic!

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