COME VISIT US! WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THE VAULT WITH YOU!

An Arts and Culture Cornerstone

The Vault Cultural Collective is a one stop shop for all things cultural, arts and community related! Visit to learn more about what we have to offer!

For all inquiries please contact: thevaultcc2021@gmail.com

SHOP ONLINE

Stop & shop at the Vault * New For July * Support our Local Artists/Artisans

  • Blue Jay & Cardinal Meet for Lunch
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    Moira Wiley
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  • Funky Platter
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    Joe Van Keulen
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  • Bull Wall Hanging
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    Chantel Barden
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  • Gourd Lamp
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    Darlene Tetarenko
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  • Petals and Promises
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    Emmeline Keeling
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WELCOME TO THE VAULT CULTURAL COLLECTIVE!

The Mission of The Vault Cultural Collective is to provide our community with a central resource dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of historical and fine arts initiatives. The Vault is a collaborative initiated by several like-minded individuals who saw a need for artistic expression in Wheatland County and area. This team of like-minded community builders are creating a tourism and historical centre, an arts and cultural hub, and a micro business incubator in Strathmore, Alberta.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the traditional and ancestral territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis Homeland.

We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us.

We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

July at The Vault

Canada Day At The Vault

What a great day! The Vault Board of Directors and Volunteers were very active on Canada Day 2022! Both The Vault and the Strathmore Theatre Players' Guild had a booth at the Town of Strathmore's Canada Day festivities in Kinsmen Park while The Vault Cultural Collective was open downtown from 10 am - 4 pm! It was so much fun interacting with the public and sharing our passion for all things cultural in Strathmore and area on such a special day!

Strathmore Stampede Parade Day Promotion

Drum roll please! Beginning tomorrow, purchase an item at The Vault, excluding tickets, and you can enter to win FRONT ROW SEATING FOR A FAMILY OF 10 ON 2ND STREET FOR THE JULY 30TH STRATHMORE STAMPEDE PARADE! Let The Vault spoil you! You'll have the best seats in town!!

Need Western Art? Shop The Vault!

The Vault Cultural Collective will be featuring art inspired by Western culture, a Western way of life, thoughout July and August. Purchase a memorable gift for that special cowboy, cowgirl or rodeo fan in your life! They will treasure it forever!!

The Vault's New Window Signage

Special thanks to Dan Hendricks, a Vault volunteer and committee member, and Kevin Muenchrath at Tri-M Design for designing and installing our new window signage! We are grateful for your dedication and support of The Vault! We think it looks awesome!!

École Brentwood Elementary School 2022 Framed Art Exhibition

École Brentwood Elementary School has a long tradition of framing and displaying children's artwork at the end of each school year. It is hung proudly on the school walls until the artist's high school graduation, at which time, it is gifted back to the artist. Each year seven pieces of art, one each from Kindergarten through Grade 6, are chosen and framed to be proudly displayed in Brentwood School. This year The Vault Cultural Collective is proudly displaying École Brentwood Elementary School's 2022 Framed Art Exhibition for the month of July. Drop in anytime to catch the show!

Rosebud Chamber Music Festival

The Vault Cultural Collective is very excited to be partnering with the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival as they celebrate 10 years of Chamber Music in Rosebud. The Vault will be hosting the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, Friday July 8th at 7:30 at Strathmore United Church, their first time in Strathmore!

This year the Rosebud String Quartet is joined by pianist Philip Chiu, one of Canada's most celebrated pianists and chamber musicians, with an unparalleled stage presence and ability to connect with audiences. Familiar favourites including cellist Julie Hereish, violist Keith Hamm and violinists Robert Uchida and Laura Veeze will also be performing.

Tickets are $28 and are available at The Vault. You can also purchase tickets by calling 1-800-267-7553 or visiting tickets.rosebudcentreofthearts.com.

Artist Melanie McEwing Wins Awards at Strathmore High School

Congratulations to Melanie McEwing! Melanie is one of The Vault's young and amazingly talented artists and Strathmore High School agrees! At the recent Strathmore High School Annual Awards Ceremony, Melanie was awarded the Strathmore Times Class Act Award as well as the SHS Charlotte Cummings Award! Charlotte was a beloved Art teacher at Strathmore High School and a well know artist in the community of Strathmore. The Vault proudly displays one of Charlotte's paintings. Bravo Melanie!

The Vault's "Mirror and Shelf" by Charley Mae Gutek, The Vault's Youngest Volunteer

It is free to visit The Vault Cultural Collective. Located downtown Strathmore, it has amazing local art, music, jewelry, gifts and more. The Vault is also a great place for relaxation or even just a place to go when you need to get out. But today I am focusing on a piece called "Mirror and Shelf" created by Larry Warmen. It is, well a mirror and shelf, with a small village painted on its border with beautiful brush work and an overall very well done piece. The town is full of nature and trees as well as young families, kids playing and beautiful houses. It includes a warm sun smiling down and lighting up the village below. This is definitely a piece you want to see including many more around this wonderful store of history, art, and more. There is much to see, learn, and buy at The Vault.

The Vault Launches its Speaker Series

The Vault was very excited to launch its Speaker Series on Friday, June 17th at 7:30 pm to an almost sold out crowd. Chris Fisher, renowned author of Birds of Alberta, presented Birds perscription for Happiness, a timely talk on birding in our lives. Chris, a popular and highly sought after speaker, held a Q & A after his lecture and was available for autographs. Carolyn Steeves, Chair of the Vault Cultural Collective, is pictured here with Chris Fisher after autographing her personal copy of Birds of Alberta.

Rainbow Falls Flute Studio Holds Recital at The Vault

The Vault Cultural Collective recently hosted its very first Music Recital! Thank you to the Rainbow Falls Flute Studio for choosing The Vault Gallery for your Year End Recital! Music and art, we can't think of anything better!

Western District Historical Society's Sunflower Field Project Update

With the recent rains followed by some welcome heat and sunshine, our sunflower patch is really starting to takeoff but unfortunately so are the weeds! Many thanks to our group of volunteers who gathered on the evening of Tuesday June 28th to pull weeds and thin out the flowers. We’re anticipating to have blooms by the third week of July. 🌻🌻🌻

Strathmore Communities in Bloom Contest Judging August 4th

Strathmore Communities in Bloom is getting ready for this year's Communities in Bloom contest! In 2018 Strathmore received 5/5 Blooms but just fell short of winning the top prize and are hoping to top that this year. Strathmore Communities in Bloom is encouraging everyone to contribute by having their properties looking their best for judging on August 4th. It takes the entire community looking its best to earn a top score. Best of luck to Strathmore Communities in Bloom in the 2022 contest!

The Wheatland & Area Hospice Society is "The Difference"

Congratulations to Dr. Joni McNeely and the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society on this amazing interview with The Difference With Lion Dave! The Wheatland & Area Hospice Society is showing incredible leadership and certainly making a difference in Strathmore and area! Congratulations on being THE DIFFERENCE!

https://youtu.be/aYMX5YfAZYU

Strathmore Performing Arts Festival Provincial Festival Results

The final results are in! Congratulations to the nine Strathmore Performing Arts Festival participants who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the recent Alberta 2022 Provincial Music Festival. Bravo to the Fuoco Piano Quartet for their recommendation to participate in the NEW Canada West Performing Arts Festival at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon July 21 - 23. The Strathmore Performing Arts Festival is very proud of you and all the participants in SPAF 2022!

Chestermere Fine Art Guild's Annual Art Show & Sale

Congratulations to the Chestermere Fine Arts Guild on their beautiful Annual Art Show & Sale Saturday June 18th at the Chestermere Recreation Centre. The Vault is thrilled to currently be displaying the art of four Chestermere Fine Arts Guild members!

Strathmore Musical Arts Society Receives Funding

Congratulations to the Strathmore Musical Arts Society on being awarded $3,200 in grant funding from Golden West Broadcasting and 104.5 More Country on Wednesday June 15, 2022! Anne Bailey, pictured here with 104.5 Manager Whitnee Montgrand, accepted the award on behalf of the Musical Arts Society. The award will be used to offset costs for the Society's upcoming 2022 - 23 season!

The Vault Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Come to The Vault to view a display celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. Lynne Fair, a member of the Western District Historical Society and a Lifetime Member of The Vault, has curated a collection of British Royalty pieces with emphasis on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee taking place June 2 - 5, 2022. While you are visiting make sure you enter the contest, by answering a special royalty question, for your chance to win a 1953 Coronation Commemorative Mug, donated by Lynne Fair!

Gentlemen, wear your top hats; Ladies, put on your fancy fascinators; and everyone come to The VAULT to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.🎉🇬🇧

June 2nd marks the  date honouring the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth ll. That date in 1953 was her official Coronation, although she actually became the Queen upon the sudden death of her father, King George Vl on February 6, 1952.🇬🇧

Elizabeth ll’s reign now marks the longest in British history, surpassing that of her great- grandmother Queen Victoria. Did you know that Elizabeth‘s maternal grandfather was the Earl of Strathmore in Scotland?

The Vault Display features items covering six generations, from Queen Victoria’s reign to present day Prince William. It features a vast array of items including china plates,  cups and saucers, tins, souvenir programs, framed pictures, stamps, old magazines and books. It will remain in place until November. 🇬🇧

The display is sponsored by the Western District Historical Society and was curated by Lynne Fair from her private collection.Come in and browse and celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime British  Royalty Platinum Jubilee.👑🇬🇧

Wheatland Society of the Arts features Spring & Summer Art Classes

The Wheatland Society of the Arts has organized a new series of regular weekly art classes that will run through the spring and summer. Browse to find the perfect art class just for you! Information on how to register is included.

https://www.wheatlandarts.ca/

Coming in September - The Fretless!

Arts on 817 will present their last concert of Season 4, The Fretless, on Friday September 30th at 7:30 pm at Strathmore United Church. This Juno award winning group's concert had to rescheduled from the original concert date, January 28th, due top the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. They are certainly well worth the wait! This Fretless concert will be simply AMAZING!

Watch for Arts on 817's September release of their 2022-23 Season 5!

www.smoreuc.com

Other Happenings at the Vault

Donations are Welcome

Are you interested in donating to the Vault Cultural Collective?

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION

The VAULT Cultural Collective is a non-profit organization founded in 2021. We exhibit work by Local ARTists and ARTisans and are a Collective for all things Cultural.  If you Love ART and the ARTS, please consider a Monetary Donation in your name or in the name of another ART Lover.

If you know someone who enjoys the ARTS, please forward this site.

                       All donations are Gratefully Accepted.

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The Vault Cultural Collective136 2nd AvenueP.O. Box 2163Strathmore, AlbertaT1P 1K2CanadaPhone:403-901-1654Email:thevaultcc2021@gmail.comWebsite:thevaultonline.ca

Vault Memberships Available

The Vault Cultural Collective is now recruiting members! However you are connected to Arts & Culture or Local History in Strathmore and area, we welcome you to join our Collective! For more information or to purchase a membership visit The Vault at 136 2nd Avenue, phone 403 901 1654, email thevaultcc2021@gmail.com or visit thevaultonline.ca. Become a member of The Vault Cultural Collective, there is strength in numbers!

Gift Certificates Available

The Vault Cultural Collective now has Gift Cards available online and Gift Certificates available at the store! The perfect gift for that special someone!

RENTAL SPACE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE VAULT

The Vault Cultural Collective invites other non-profit organizations and the public to consider renting space at The Vault for meetings, demonstrations, small social gatherings or special events.

We are willing to make our open area second floor gallery, the Vault board room, or for that very special event, the whole building, available for short term rental.  

Share in the enjoyment of meeting in an historic building and gallery!

Please come visit us to learn more about our space available for rent! To view the space in person and discuss your rental needs, please visit us at the Vault during operating hours.

Location

Our store

136 2nd Avenue, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K2
(Beside Value Drug Mart!)

(403) 901-1654

Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday - CLOSED

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