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Since 1980, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibition program that strives to ensure every Albertan is provided with an opportunity to enjoy fully developed exhibitions. TREX exhibitions travel to various venues including schools, libraries, healthcare centres, and smaller rural institutions and galleries throughout the province.


Interested in hosting a TREX travelling exhibition? Every year TREX launches a new selection of exhibitions for venues to book during our September through August tour calendar. Host venues must have an appropriate space to hang artwork, and must follow shipping and hanging instructions provided by TREX Southwest staff.


The 2023 Booking Form for TREX shows went LIVE on May 17, 2023 at 12 noon. Exhibitions during the school year are fully booked, however two exhibitions slots remain open in July 2024. Learn more about booking at the link below.

Current Exhibitions 2023-24

Between September 7, 2023, and August 28, 2024, fourteen exhibitions will tour throughout the Southwest Region of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX). Six of the exhibitions were developed by TREX Southwest (Region 3) as part of the Alberta Society of Artists, including; Land Eater, Nature of Ornament, ReconcililACTIONS, Urban Soul, Niitsitapi Pi’kssíí (Blackfoot Fancy Beings), and The Nameless Boy Who Gave His Name to Sunday.