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Pretzels, Pottery, and Public Art (5 hours)

Pretzels, Pottery, and Public Art (5 hours) 82

Pretzels, Pottery, and Public Art (5 Hours)
Transportation:  Car, 7 Stops
Cost $


Spend the day touring Stony Plain’s many public art works, snack on delicious local treats, and take home a handmade souvenir to remember your trip!


  • Start at Heritage Park to see four art works in Stony Plain’s collection
  • Continue over to Rotary Park where music and art combine
  • Fuel up with scrumptious German baking and desserts from Pretzel Shack
  • Take a rest at Oatway Park’s public art bench
  • Onto Stony Plain Town Office where you’ll see a piece celebrating Stony Plain’s 100th birthday
  • Hop across the road to the Crooked Pot Gallery for a unique souvenir
  • Wrap up the day at Red Brick Common’s sculptural water fountain



Kick off your tour at Heritage Park (5100 41 Avenue) where you will see;

-Aboriginal Medicine Wheel (2018), created by local potters and representing the Circle of Life

Available inside the Heritage Park building during business hours

-Alberta Winter Games Legacy Monument (2012), a boulder with the 2012 Winter Games song engraved

-Enduring Connections (2019), ironwork piece created with participation from the community

-We Learn, Grow, and Transform Together (2023), detailed mural in the Indigenous art style of a woodlands flower motif


Carry on to Rotary Park (4815 44 Avenue), where you can view;

-Disc Drumming (2018), musical sculpture representing farming history

-Sheriff Israel Umbach Statue (1997), bronze and scrap metal statue made for the Stony Plain historical figure

-Poetry Panels (2020), poetry representing the four seasons


Before continuing on, be sure to stop at Pretzel Shack (4305 50 Street) for handmade German baking and desserts!


Take a rest and enjoy your treats at Oatway Park’s (50 Oatway Drive) Trifecta (2022), Stony Plain’s first public art bench where the heaviness of the work represents a sense of grounding.


Head over to Stony Plain Town Office (4905 51 Avenue) where you will see Story Time and Golden Years (2008), purchased for Stony Plain’s 100th birthday, represents old to young and how learning is shared.


Across the road from Town Office you can find the Parkland Potters Guild (4912 51 Avenue). Visit their storefront, the Crooked Pot Gallery, which offers sculptures, functional pottery, collectables, and seasonal items at affordable prices for a one-of-a-kind souvenir!


The final stop takes you to Red Brick Common (5411 51 Avenue) to see Horse and Rider (1974), a sculpture and fountain in commemoration of the RCMP centennial, representing a Mountie leading his horse over a stream.

If you still have a craving for more art, inside Red Brick Common you will find a public art gallery, as well as an artisan gift shop and much more!


Have more time? Add stops from our Mural Guide to your tour or join a guided horse and wagon mural tour to your trip in the summer months.

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