Arts and Cultural Expo

The Grande Prairie Stompede proudly announces it’s first annual  Arts and Cultural Expo

This event will take place at the Clarkson Hall on Friday, June 1, 2018, and Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Artists and artisans who reside in the North Peace area and have the opportunity to showcase their skills.

Friday, June 1, the Expo will be open from 3:30 to 11 pm and hours for Saturday, June 2, are 11 am to 5 pm.


Calling All Artists!

As part of GP Stompedes 1st annual Arts & Cultural Expo, we are holding a contest to engage local to the Peace Region Artists in showcasing their talents! 


The Details:

Submit a poster-sized copy of your artwork along with your submission form & Payment details before May 15th, 2018

Submission Form


Entries in the ‘Call for Artists’ are to be flat art – painting in all mediums, photography, and digital art accepted.

Each entry must be the original work of the artist.


Cost is $25 per entry and payment must accompany entry form using Visa or Mastercard.

Interested artists are asked to submit their digital image of poster size artwork – 24″ x 36″ – no later than May 15, 2018, to

All Entries must capture the Theme for 2018



Call For Artists Submission Form

This year’s theme is; Sutherland Way

This theme is to honor and celebrate our local chuckwagon driver Kelly Sutherland.  Kelly was very instrumental in the growth of the Stompede and has just recently retired after 40 years of taking part in the Stompede.  His love of the sport and success on the race track has indeed ‘put Grande Prairie on the map’!

Voting & Prizing

Top 15 entries will be chosen by Stompede Board.  Successful applicants will be notified by May 25, 2018, and names announced via media release early the following week.

Successful applicants will receive a complimentary pass for themselves and a guest for both June 1 & 2 to attend Expo.


Top 15 artists will be required to bring their artwork and easel to the Clarkson Hall Friday, June 1, 2018, at noon.  We also need a monetary value of the artwork.

A public vote will decide the top three entries.  


The General Public is invited to come to the Clarkson Hall on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 3:30 – 11 pm to cast their vote.  


Top three winning entries (in no specific order) will be notified by 4 pm Saturday, June 2, 2018, and required to make themselves and entry available in front of Gordon Badger Stadium (grandstands) on Sunday, June 3, 2018, for the announcement of winning entry.  Time to be announced.


Three finalists will also receive a complimentary pass for themselves and a guest for Sunday, June 3, 2018.


First place receives $2000 

Grande Prairie Stompede will thereby own said artwork and require that the artist autograph 50 copies of the poster for sale to the public.

Winning artwork will also be used in promotion of the 2019 Grande Prairie Stompede.

Second place winner will receive $750, and third place winner will receive $300.


Please stay tuned – more updates on the 41st Grande Prairie Stompede coming up!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!