Travelling Exhibition (TREX) Program

Since 1980, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program. The TREX program strives to ensure every Albertan is provided with an opportunity to enjoy fully developed exhibitions in schools, libraries, health care centres, and smaller rural institutions and galleries throughout the province. 

The TREX program assists in making both the AFA's extensive art collection and the work of contemporary Alberta artists available to Albertans.

Four regional organizations now coordinate the program for the Foundation:

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie - Northwest Alberta
Art Gallery of Alberta - Northeast and North Central Alberta
Alberta Society of Artists - Southwest Alberta
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat - Southeast Alberta

These partners offer a wide range of exhibitions to communities from High Level in the north, to Milk River in the south, and virtually everywhere in between. Annually, more than 300,000 visitors enjoy nearly 100 exhibitions in over 107 communities.

The program also offers educational support material enabling educators to integrate visual arts exhibitions into the school curriculum.


See where TREX exhibitions are located for the period between December 14, 2016 - January 18, 2017. Please contact the venue for exhibition hours and visit the respective regional partner website for further exhibition information.

Use the TREX map's zoom feature to focus on the community closest to you!