The Hive Artists’ Hub Society is a non-profit society run by a board of directors consisting of local artists and community members. The Hive is an artistic and educational resource for the community. We provide artist studios and exhibition space at 569 2nd Street SE in the growing arts and entertainment district in downtown Medicine Hat. We offer a wide range of art classes for children and adults. We are leaders in the Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk, collaborating to organize Roving Art Receptions four times a year. We are a vibrant part of Medicine Hat, playing an important role in the cultural scene and in the tourism industry.
Mission: To provide safe and affordable studio spaces, as well as educational and promotional opportunities, to it’s members.
Artist Studios: Currently the Hive has 11 studios offered at a subsidized rate to local artists. Our member artists include painters, printmakers, jewelers, photographers, designers, and more. These artists and craftspeople benefit from a supportive art community, exhibition opportunities, a point of sale system, promotional support and services, as well as the use of shared equipment such as a computer, camera, and woodworking tools. Hive artists also have the opportunity to teach classes and workshops as part of our art education programming.
Downtown Art Walks: four times a year, The Hive artist Hub Society participates in the Medicine Hat Art Walk’s Roving Art Receptions. We install a special exhibition in the gallery, and provide music and refreshments during the opening reception. These popular events are generally attended by over 200 visitors in an evening.
Gallery: The Hive occasionally runs a store-front art gallery equipped with a state-of-the-art lighting system. The Hive art gallery is used by studio and local artists for solo and group exhibitions, member’s shows, pop-up shops and community events. For rental inquiries, please e-mail us or call us (403-504-5371).
Classes and Workshops: We provide quality art classes and workshops each season, in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and more. Our students enjoy learning among real working artist studios and benefit from the atmosphere and energy of a vibrant creative environment. Small class sizes mean lots of individualized attention and instruction.