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Stampede By Design

The Calgary Stampede has officially started here in Cowtown! It’s a special year as it is the 100th anniversary for the exhibition. The Stampede is a calgary tradition that brings out all kinds of fun and festivities! 
Although the Cowboy is the star of the show at The Calgary Stampede I have been drawing design inspiration from all of the areas of the Stampede grounds. In honor of the wild west I have found some amazing rustic country homes, as well as art with a rustic, country and agricultural feel. Another area of the Stampede grounds that has inspired me is the Indian Village. Below are some aboriginal art pieces that I think are stunning!

Rustic homes remind me of the wild west and country interiors are a representation of the agricultural history that the Stampede displays. Here some of the most beautifully done rustic country spaces:

Rustic Country Interiors:

 Rustic Country Art:

I love the use of antique photography for a rustic feel like this photo of an old saloon:


Driftwood Wall Sculpture

                                                  An Antique Sign

A local Artist by the name of Bernie Brown does beautiful and fun pencil drawings. His work can be purchased at the Boot Hill Gallery in Okotoks, Alberta or on his website:

In Honor of The Stampede I included these two drawings:

The Stampede displays a rich history of Alberta’s Aboriginal people. Here are some art pieces inspired by the Stampede’s Indian Village:


Resin Deer Head Wall Sculpture (Restoration Hardware…my fav!)
A hand carved feather wall sculpture

                                                           So Cute!

Another Bernie Brown Drawing

Check out Una Pizza in Calgary, Alberta for a very cool display of Aboriginal art. 

I love everything Stampede. The concerts, the food, the atmosphere, the country music, the people watching and the Alberta history make for a new yet familiar experience every year! I hope you all enjoy the Stampede as much as I do! Be safe and have fun!


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