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Osi Cruz-Lahtinen

Artist’s Biography: Born in Mexico City and an Architect and Youth Minister by profession, Osi initiated her love for Art at an early age. She started to develop her painting skills during her Junior High years when her Art teacher recommended her to choose another option and told her she …

Gallery Artists

A collection of some of the artists and studios’ works featured at Different Strokes: Holly Burghardt Osi Cruz-Lahtinen Tammy Fischer Innovative Artisans Donna MacDonald Jana Milne Chris Murfit Alison Philpotts Dee Poisson Theresa Potter Tracy Proctor Lorene Runham Virginia Wilson

Upcoming Exhibitions

November 1-3 Friday, November 16th Join us for in store sales from 10:00am to 12:00pm Stop in for popcorn and live music.  Roll three dice for sales discounts. 5010 – 50th Avenue, Olds, Alberta For the month of December a percentage of all sales will be given to the Rotary …

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Scotch Tasting Event!

November 29, 2011 Latest No Comments

December 2, 2011

You are cordially invited to Different Strokes Art Gallery’s Scotch Tasting Event taking place this Friday night from 5-8pm.

We will be joined by award winning weaver Elizabeth Ellis, who will also be weaving at the Gallery on Saturday, December 3.

Be sure to pre-register at or give us a call!

Featured Artist’s Series

November 7, 2011 Latest No Comments

Thursday, December 1, 2011 

Different Strokes Art Gallery is proud to present artist Marj Vetter

OPEN HOUSE  5:00 – 8:00 P.M.


About the Artist

When I was a child, I was always fascinated by cartoons, especially the coloured ones, and I spent many hours trying to copy them.  The lines, colours and patterns intrigued me and they still do.  I lived in cities and towns throughout my childhood (air force brat).  I have lived on a farm most of my married life.  I am influenced by nature, wildlife, natural places and a love of gardening.  To create beauty where it is lacking, is a great joy.

I have been a political cartoonist in my day, but I got tired of politics, so I quit that.  I retired from all my jobs in the spring of 2005, so now I can totally concentrate on art, and gardening.  When creating, I am totally focused, the art is the important thing.  Painting and drawing are very central to my life, the smell of turpentine can set my blood racing.

Find the Gallery

5010 – 50th Avenue Olds, Alberta 403.556.2233

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What’s Different about Different Strokes?

Different Strokes Art Gallery is committed to broadening the confines of what individuals think of when they hear the term "Gallery". We believe that art is not necessarily meant to be quiet and passive - a gallery should have the same passion for its exhibited artworks that the artists have for their own work. Different Strokes exhibits all forms of art by artists and artisans, mainly from Alberta, focusing on the artist and not just the art work. We welcome all art lovers to come in, be our guest, and appreciate the many different shapes, forms and sizes that art can take.

Need Help?

Searching for an artist or a specific piece of art? Different Strokes Art Gallery loves a good challenge and will happily assist our guests find their favourite artist or artwork.