Medicine Hat's Historic Clay District is home to Medalta, a non-profit organization that boasts an industrial museum, a contemporary ceramic arts facility, and an art gallery. Set against the backdrop of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, the facility aims to breathe life into the once-thriving ceramic industry on this Medalta Potteries National Historic Site. Medalta is located within a century-old converted factory building and has become something of a community hub for the city. You will find that it is a stunning harmony of cutting-edge technologies, archaeology, and historic restoration.
Medalta offers its visitors a variety of things to do from art classes to viewing new collections at the museum and contemporary galleries. Enroll in one of their pottery classes, they come in all sizes! Whether you are looking for an adult or kids' class, Medalta hosts both. With a focus on experiential learning, the classes are a fun way to get some hands-on experience that is both meaningful and immediate. The classes welcome prospective artists of all experience levels. Throughout the spring and summer months, the facility organizes events called Market @ Medalta, which showcase local vendors, delicious food, a cash bar, and live music. The event has quickly become one of the most popular events in the area, regularly drawing in hundreds of visitors. Don't forget to stop at the gift shop before you leave for a special keepsake to take home with you!
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Medicine Hat's Historic Clay District is home to Medalta, a non-profit organization that boasts an industrial museum, a contemporary ceramic arts facility, and an art gallery.