Introducing ROUTE 22 Gallery

ROUTE 22 Gallery is an elevated, multi-discipline visual arts gallery operated by the dedicated volunteers of the CIAS Artist Collective. Behind the gallery display space we are also establishing an Arts Makerspace to provide arts programming for all ages.  The new ROUTE 22 Artist Collective Gallery is located at Unit 18, 312 5th Ave (Grand Central Town Square Mall) in Cochrane.

We know that the arts play a huge role in building healthy communities and maintaining mental wellness. The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the importance of the arts in our lives, as they have helped us all enormously to cope and deal with the difficult times we are living through. The arts connect, nourish and sustain us on a fundamental human level.

Now more than ever, it is important to support the growth and health of our local arts scene.  We could not be more proud of our grassroots Artist Collective Gallery project - the ROUTE 22 Gallery, and we sincerely hope you will join our journey.

As we work toward our gallery opening, we are seeking supporters of all kinds to join in making this collective venture a successful and sustainable reality for Cochrane.


  • Artists- We would LOVE to reach our target of 80 local ROUTE 22 artist members. If you are a local artist or know one, please spread the word and visit to learn more about membership. We have a wide definition of “local”, so artists from surrounding areas in general are welcome. Your support and participation are crucial! Year-round opportunities to present your art for jury, display and sell your work, and develop creative collaborations in an awesome artistic community are just a few of the perks.


  • Sponsors and Patrons of the Arts - We know you care about the arts in our community. If you can support our project financially, you will be recognized in our media & sincerely appreciated. You can take pride in knowing that you are helping to build the Arts Culture in our town for the benefit of everyone. Visit our website to learn more about sponsorship and patron opportunities.

For further inquiries, please connect with the Gallery Director, Lara Kruger at


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