In downtown Cochrane, on the 3rd Avenue side of 1st Street's Graham Building, is a one-of-a-kind venue that offers a unique gallery experience for everyone, from the discriminating art collector to the casual daytripper.

Local artist Janet B. Armstrong opened Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio in 2008 as a place to paint and exhibit her own work. Over time, the gallery grew, and Janet's welcoming space now features selected original works of art from more than 30 contemporary Canadian artists (both emerging and renowned). The gallery also carries quality art supplies for oil and acrylic painters, and hosts painting classes with artist Marla Blackwell.
Complementary backdrops and track lighting showcase the fine art exhibits, but there is no aloof or presumptuous gallery atmosphere here. The sign by the door declaring "Ice Cream and Well-Behaved Dogs Welcome" is not an affectation, but a genuine invitation to passersby who might be enjoying a treat from nearby MacKay's Ice Cream or strolling with their leashed canine companions.

Vintage memorabilia, including a cherry wood bar with brass footrail, contribute to the warm, inviting ambience. In summer there are cheerful sidewalk displays; in winter there is a cozy fireplace inside.

Perhaps these friendly touches are part of what moved The Best of Cochrane - Readers Choice to honour Just Imajan with consecutive gold awards for Best Art Gallery. (Thank you, Cochrane!)
Gallery hours:
Wednesday thru Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Sunday - Noon to 4:00 p.m. / Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Street address:  Bay #3, 320 - 1st Street West  (map).

Commissions are welcome. Special Event painting and gift certificates are available. Visa, MasterCard and Debit are accepted.

Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio is a member of ACFC (Arts & Culture Foundation of Cochrane), Cochrane Tourism, and Historical Downtown Cochrane.

For more information please contact the gallery at 403.932.7040 or email

Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio
Bay #3, 320 - 1st Street West
Cochrane, Alberta

(403) 932-7040
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Wednesday - Saturday    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday    Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday - Tuesday
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2017 Gold Award