Monkey News

Christmas Market Season
Santa's little monkeys are working hard and creating lots of new pieces for the up coming Christmas Season.  Here are more details on where you can find us: Millarville Christmas Market: Our favorite market for small, hand-made, local unique treasures.  There...
Land Acknowledgement Statue In The Works
We are honoured & excited to announce a new statue in the works for Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. In partnership with Indigenous artist Keegan Starlight we will be creating a land acknowledgement statue for the entrance to the school. Installation will be...
Metal wall a shining tribute to Millarville history & volunteers
Stuart Sinclair-Smith points to his family's name on one of the 3-D horses on the Legacy Wall that was unveiled at the Millarville Racetrack on Aug. 13. Fantastic write-up on our Legacy Mural installed at the Millarville Race Track on...
Public Art Projects On The Go!
Public art pieces being created in the Monkey Wranch gallery this summer ...
AWARD: 'Most Outstanding Artisan Welder' by Global Business Insights
GBI Awards are a celebration of business leadership, innovation & sector success.
Avenue Magazine Feature: Little Monkey's Marvelous Metalworks
Avenue Magazine Jan/Feb 2021 ~ Little Monkey's Marvelous Metalworks.  The story behind Calgary's hottest metalworks company.
I love you to the moon & back ... Valentines Day is coming
Valentines is coming.  Treat your special someone to something from the heart. Monkey Wranch Gallery is open Friday 9am - 5pm for in-store purchase.  Please call 403-995-3913 for an appointment time.
Globe & Mail: Fire pits are this winter's hottest accessory!
Good call Globe & Mail!  We couldn't agree more.  Once again Alberta has allowed us to have small gatherings outdoors of up to 10-people.  What could be better than a beautiful, hand-made, locally produced fire pit by Little Monkey!  We...
Fire pits are selling & we're making more as quickly as we can!
In these crazy times one little moment of bliss can be found with a beautiful fire in your own backyard.  Turns out this season is the season for fire pits!  Locally made, hand-built, and high-quality.  These pits will last you...
Christmas Open House At The Monkey Wranch
Open House #1 Nov 28 & 29 Open House #2 Dec 19 & 20 Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 10am-2pm It’s a whole new year with COVID changing our lives. We’re fortunate to have Little Monkey Metal set up on our...
We’re Still WORKING!!
In times like these we sure are counting our blessings to be working from home, healthy & active.  The bad news for Little Monkey is that a few big public art projects have been put on hold til next year. ...
New Designs For Christmas!
We’re excited to announce a bunch of new designs will be out for the Christmas Markets.  If you’re a Little Monkey art owner or lover ... and want to add to your collection, come see what we’ve created.  Or of...
World Map for Golder - Head Office
One of our coolest projects this summer was a giant World Map for the new Golder Associates head office.   The mural is approximately 12ft wide x 8ft tall.  It is multi-layered aluminum and mild-grade steel.  Michael took care to shine...
The Ultimate Backyard!
A dream project for the monkeys!  Chill clients who gave Michael the freedom to explore an idea and go for it.  The result a crazy detailed tree scene with hidden birds and a giant copper sun.  Additional railing brackets tie...
Best Artisan Welder 2018
Keep the awards & praise rolling in!  2018 is starting off with a bang.  Best Artisan Welder from Canadian Venture Magazine.  Thanks guys!  CV Magazine goes out to a circulation of 130,000 business and investment professionals.  Thanks for the press!
10 YEARS GOING STRONG!!!!
Wow ... 2018!!!  That marks 10-years in business for Little Monkey Metal Works.  We started in a tiny 1912, 150sq ft old garage.  The plasma cutter took up 80% of the floor space and we had to open the garage...
The Blade Fence
This was a fun concept to tackle .... vertical blades of steel to create a barrier while still appearing open.  Total length was 30ft of blades ranging from 46” tall up to 7ft.  Raw steel was left uncoated to rust...
Second Mural for Cochrane
Our second mural for the Town of Cochrane features a Bow River fly fishing scene.  Other Cochrane icons include the Men of Vision and the old iron bridge.  This mural has 7 layers and was a bit of beast to...
Calgary Stampede Exhibit
Michael’s 7th year showing at the illustrious Calgary Stampede Western Art Show.  This show has helped shaped Michael’s career as an artist and we are exciting to show off what he has created this year.  Here is a sneak preview........
SAIT Statue UNVEIL & Centennial
In spring 2016 Michael was approached by SAIT to come up with a statue to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school.  They charged Michael with the task of taking their flat 2D centennial logo & making it into...