The artistry in the valley reflects in many ways, none more so than our creatively painted, eye catching and world famous dinosaurs.

These dinosaurs don't paint themselves and the ideas around how they get all jazzed up, come from the creative minds of the town's residents. From the Batman dinosaur downtown to the skeletal long neck on highway 9, these paintings and ideas come from you, the people of Drumheller.

New Dino 2

This year the Dino Arts committee, who volunteer their time to get these dinosaurs looking fresh and cool, are teasing something they hope townspeople and tourists will enjoy.

 "This year is going to be an exciting year," stated Barb Lubinski, treasurer of the Dino Arts committee,"We have two projects on the go. Hopefully, one will be unveiled early this spring, just before the tourist season." 

"It's of Jurassic proportions," she added.

Lubinski went on to explain the group of people in the Dino Arts committee are interested in promoting and maintaining the dinosaurs as a part of Drumheller's culture.

The committee is looking to bring more ideas in the future that are not necessarily just dinosaurs.

 "If you've got a creative idea for a dinosaur, run with it. If we've got someone painting a skeleton for a dinosaur on the outside or roller-derby dinosaurs, that's fantastic," she advised.

The newest dinosaur downtown next to the theater is an example of a realistic representation of how creative one can be volunteering.

"It was just an idea that maybe we could bring something in with a slightly more realistic look to it, but still not scary, " explained Lubisnki. "Our primary source of interest comes from children. It's exciting, it's kind of cool to take a selfie with it."

Lubinski is excited to work on these new projects and wants to remind towns people that if you do end up taking pictures with the dinosaurs, to hashtag #DinoArts and #Drumheller.

If anyone with a creative thumb wants to exercise what they can do to help the Dino Arts this spring, contact can be made on the Dino Arts facebook page.

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