HJ’s opened in 1989 and went through automated scoring upgrades in 1990 and 2001. Barry and Stacey bought HJ’s in 2011.
The second largest art gallery in Alberta, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie works to preserve, inspire and explore the world of art to share with the community and the region. They offer free admission, tours, programs, and activities for all ages. The Art Gallery presents an average of twelve art exhibitions per year and welcomes over 10,000 visitors per year.
Exhibitions and the Green Space
We have several art exhibitions on view per year that showcase the diversity found in art with various mediums from local artists as well as national and international artists. Since September 2009, we have dedicated a space in to the interactive exploration of and response to art. This space is for everyone and visitors of all ages have the opportunity to enjoy responding to the gallery’s current exhibitions through free art activities that are designed to encourage reflection and inspiration. Activities in the Green Space are free and open during gallery hours.
About the Montrose Cultural Centre
The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library and Esquires Coffee. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and literacy in Grande Prairie, and is located on the corner of 98 Street and 103 Avenue.