Art in Public Places 

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Take a tour of Stony Plain for a day filled with art and history!

Our charming town is renowned for its unique 'Outdoor Art Gallery' featuring over 40 stunning murals that vividly capture the spirit of our community's past. Our many public works of art showcase our one-of-a-kind identity. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a delightful day out, Stony Plain's art in public places is an experience you won't want to miss. 



Mural Gallery

Here are some of the over 40 murals by amazing artists that can be found throughout the Town of Stony Plain. View the full gallery or checkout the mural map.

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Mural Map



More Art in Public Places

There's more! Stony Plain has several other types of outdoor art in public places.


Art in Public Places

Poetry Panels

In 2020, poetry panels representing the four seasons were added to the gazebo in Rotary Park.


We Learn, Grow, and Transform Together

Painted in the Indigenous art style of a woodlands flower motif, each piece of this detailed mural carries symbolization that brings the piece together honouring the ways we learn, grow and transform. The bold colours and robust patterns have strong ties to humanity, the land and the important work of reconciliation.

The trailhead between the Pioneer Museum and Heritage Park



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.


Story Time and Golden Years

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


Sheriff Israel Umbach Statue

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.



Hidden in multiple locations around Stony Plain. Get your Magpie guide at the Visitor Information Center or from any of Tourism Ambassador business. There are three magpies placed around Stony Plain and each has a unique story to share.


Horse and Rider

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


Enduring Connections

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.


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)


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)


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)


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Watch CBC’s segment on Stony Plain’s Murals

More Art in Public Place resources

Watch CBC's segment on Stony Plain's Murals in full screen.
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Download a high-resolution printable version of the latest Mural Guide (50MB pdf).


Land Acknowledgement : Our community is located on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional meeting grounds, gathering space, and travel route of the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi, Dene, Nakota Sioux, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Explore Stony Plain acknowledges the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities whose footsteps have marked this landscape since time immemorial.

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