Arts

Indigenous Artist Event Promotes Revitalization and Reconciliation

Local Indigenous artists gathered at City Hall on Tuesday, February 7, for the Indigenous Artists meet and greet. The event provided opportunities for artists to connect with businesses, organizations...

Edmonton salutes its 2016 Citation and Performance Award recipients

It was a full house at City Hall on November 21, with more than 200 individuals being recognized for their tremendous achievements in arts and culture, community service and sports throughout the last...

Words that grew from the concrete

It all started with an idea. What came of that initial meeting between the Meadows Community League and two artists went far beyond the artists’ dreams. The Community then implemented a big vision f...

Indigenous artist in residence will explore Edmonton’s diverse indigenous history as part of new pilot project

Dawn Marie Marchand, a member of Cold Lake First Nations;  is a Cree and Métis  visual artist and will be the City of Edmonton’s Indigenous Relations Office’s (IRO’s) first artist in residenc...

New Public Art connects Edmonton to locations around the globe

Spinning a globe and seeing where your finger lands is a way to learn geography or plan a vacation, but for Thorsten Goldberg, it was the inspiration for new public art taking Edmontonians to five loc...

The First 6 Months as Edmonton’s 6th Poet Laureate

Bilingual poet, performer, producer, mentor and emerging playwright, Pierrette Requier is serving a two-year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. She is Edmonton...

Downtown has Big Charm

What do you find charming about Downtown? Perhap it’s your regular wine bar for date night or playing chess in Churchill Square. One thing’s for sure, what makes Downtown charming isn’t just the...

Get artsy for the environment

I don’t have an artsy bone in my body. I wish I did… but I don’t. I do however, have some very artsy friends who I will be calling this week to tell them about a brand new contest that the City ...

Concrete Poetry brings civic pride to the ground beneath us

When David Rauch and Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski see sidewalks these days, their minds come (even more!) alive with the opportunity to open people’s minds and make walking in the City a...

OpenPianos rescue ‘dead’ public spaces

To David Rauch, a public space with no creative human activity is about as appealing as an empty fuel tank to an astronaut. The City of Edmonton urban planner in him sees a vacuum and wants to leap in...

True Community Space – Edmonton City Hall’s City Room

The cheerful sound of soprano saxophone greets me as I step off the elevator into the City Room of City Hall. Orderly rows of tables hold flowers, produce, jewelry, crafts, and baked goods from samosa...

Come and experience the beauty that is Edmonton

Have you ever been caught staring off into the River Valley because of how beautiful a sunset looks while it bounces off of the North Saskatchewan River? Do you remember climbing a tree when you were ...

The Friendly Artist

We live in a city that is made up of a myriad of subcultures and communities. No one can call Edmonton just an oil city or hub for cowboy culture any longer. We have lively ethnic cultures from every ...

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