Magpies in Stony 

Did you know there are three magpies hidden around Stony Plain. Follow the clues to find them!

Murals

The Town of Stony Plain is known for it's magnificent outdoor paintings. Over 40 murals are located throughout downtown and surrounding areas. The artworks have been created by 23 different artists from across Canada.

Learn about the life and times of Stony Plain by touring our Murals.

Mural Tours

2022 tours are now finished. See you next year!

Tours start at 11:30AM and 1:00PM. All tours are booked through and begin at the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Email or call 780-963-2777 to reserve your spot. Tours are limited to 10 people/wagon and are $15/person.

Take a self-guided tour using our Mural Guide or visit our online map.

Download accessible and printable version of Mural Guide eBook

 

Public Artworks

Aboriginal Medicine Wheel (2018)

This piece was created by local potters and youth attendees at the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Stony Plain. The pieces of the wheel were decorated over two years together make up the wheel in its entirety. It represents North East South and West, the Circle of Life, and the wisdom of each animal the buffalo, the eagle, the bear and the wolf.

Lead Artist: Tracie Mandrek

Assisting Artists: Kathy Weiss, Heather Lyll, Diane Miele, Barb Watchman, Brenda Evjan, Donna Wakefield, and Jackie Billows of the Parkland Potters' Guild.

Location: Heritage Park (5100-41 Avenue)

 

Alberta Winter Games Legacy Monument (2012)

This 26.5 ton boulder includes the engraving of the lyrics of the 2012 Winter Games song.

Location: Heritage Park (5100-41 Avenue)

Disc Drumming (2018)

Use the mallets to make music on this sculpture. It is made of 11 agricultural disc harrows. This piece represents the farming history of Stony Plain.

Artists: James Cameron Smith & William Doef

Location: Rotary Park (4815-44 Avenue)

Enduring Connections (2019)

Forged from iron and horseshoes this piece was created using centuries old blacksmithing techniques. The work represents the many important relationships the Town of Stony Plain hold with the community. Community members participated in the creation of the artwork through forging workshops held at the Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum where they assisted the artist in transforming donated horseshoes into the seed pods of the wheatgrass.

Artist: Paul Reimer

Location: Heritage Park (5100-41 Avenue)

Horse and Rider (1974)

This fountain is a commemoration of the RCMP centennial. The sculpture represents a Mountie leading his horse over a stream.

Artist: Don Bednar

Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre (5411-51 Street)

 

Magpies

 

There are three magpies placed around Stony Plain and each one has a unique story to share. Find them! 

Outdoor Piano Project

Painted by local artists, stop by and play one of our outdoor pianos through the summer months.

Location:  Visitor Information Centre (4815-44 Avenue) and The Barn Owl (4912-52 Avenue)

Poet Laureate 

The Poet Laureate is an honorary position with a term of two years.  Our Poet Laureate will serve the community by reflecting on the life of our town as experienced and observed through written and spoken word.   During their term, the Poet Laureate will be recognized as a cultural and literary ambassador, act as a champion for poetry, language and the arts, and represent our Town as Laureate during readings at civic functions and public poetry events. Stony Plain is the 6th Alberta community to have a Poet Laureate.
Lisa Mulrooney sitting in front of a bookshelf

Lisa Mulrooney of Stony Plain has been selected is the Current Poet Laureate for Stony Plain.  Lisa Mulrooney is originally from Redditch, England and now makes her home in Stony Plain, Alberta. She is an active member of Edmonton’s poetry community where she participates regularly in readings, festivals and events. She is the President and Co-Founder of Parkland Poets’ Society in Stony Plain and serves on the boards of both Edmonton’s Stroll of Poets Society and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Lisa was recently shortlisted for the Malahat Review's 2019 Open Season Award in Poetry and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies.

Sheriff Israel Umbach Statue (1997)

Made for the real Sheriff Israel Umbach of early Stony Plain. He has his chains to chain the train to the tracks until he gets the taxes from the railroad. It is made from scrap metal and bronze. It is six feet and weighs 400 lbs.

Artist: Shane Repka

Location: Rotary Park (4815-44 Avenue)

Story Time and Golden Years (2008)

These statues represent old to young and how learning is shared. These statues were purchased for Stony Plain's 100th birthday.

Artist: Max Turner, Ken Morris

Location: Town Hall (4905-51 Avenue)

Trifecta

Stony Plain’s first public art bench is a combination of poured solid concrete and hand carved concrete rocks. The heaviness of the work conveys a sense of grounding while users are enjoying the outdoors.

Artist: Wendy Siebert

Location: Trail intersection of Oatway Drive and Brightbank Avenue.

Public Art Strategy

The Town of Stony Plain is currently undertaking the development of a 5 year Public Art Strategy. The strategy will reflect on both the history and future of the community, and include a vision and recommended action plan.

Public engagement opportunities were undertaken August 15 - September 15 and the strategy will be completed before the end of 2022.