See it for yourself or through the artist’s eyes

Visual art experiences at Val Speer and Brush studio:  or

Meet other Rosebud artists: google  "artists of rosebud"

Classical Music Weekend Rosebud Chamber Music in July meet international artists:

Rosebud Trains Unlimited - two doors west of the Opera House. phone 403 677 2233

Visit galleries and craft shops:

Attend Rosebud’s own film festival or visit Smoke Signal Studio:

Staff members of Rosebud School of the Arts volunteer to arrange events, periodically. Tour RSA learning spaces. Leave a tip to support the RSA Student Aid or Scholarship Fund. Contact: Maki Van Dyke:
Text: 403 821 0037. Email:

Explore Becoming a Rosebuddy

Rosebud, Alberta  –  Our Common Story

Rosebud as the Cultural Heart of the Canadian Badlands. 

Join a community of community building skills and varied interests. Together create a safe place for people that is creative and resilient. We are committed to be a welcoming place for all.

Explore a valley full of stories and longings: of nomadic people that lived here since the last Great Ice Age, of vast migrations of settlers who came to start new lives, of ranchers/cowboys who braved the weather and loneliness to take care of vast herds of livestock, of building a farming community by shear persistence, of rural survival in the face of overwhelming international urbanization.  Rosebud’s depth of cultural history is a national treasure.

We have attracted writers, composers, artists, families and international friends. We welcome new visitors who journey to become better acquainted with the stories and the people.

Today Rosebud’s heart is the people who tell these stories, at home or on the world’s stages networking with other creative people. It is the farmers whose productivity feeds a hungry world. Come, celebrate with us in festivals and country living.

We invite you to hear our stories, see Rosebud’s beauty and share in community values. Be a citizen for a day, or a lifetime. Come away for a little while from the stress of urban pressures. Let us become part of your story, and you part of ours.  Come as a student to study here. Bring your children, who with wide-eyed wonder will travel to times only imagined. Spend hours floating down our lazy river, exploring the valley or visiting our rural attractions.

Consider raising your family, building your business, or launching your career here!

Visit for more info about becoming a part of this vision.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.