2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., 99 Street & 102A Ave | 1-780-422-6223
A Mecca for visual art lovers, the Art Gallery of Alberta is itself a masterpiece of architecture as well as the diverse creative focal point of Edmonton’s downtown heart. With a collection of over 6,000 objects, the AGA is a Western Canadian centre of excellence for visual arts offering original contemporary and historical exhibitions from Alberta, across Canada and around the world throughout three bright and airy floors of viewing space.
From modern cubists to contemporary rebels, some of Edmonton’s most diverse and controversial art is found in the heart of the city.
Take the free, self-guided art tour and uncover the stories behind our love of quirky steel sculptures, tributes to over-the-top personalities, and whimsical, cement-blasted poetry. Follow along this tour using your smartphone or you can pick up a brochure at one of the participating Downtown hotels, or visit the Welcome Centre, in the West Shaw Building at 9797 Jasper Avenue.
124 Street |1-780-431-1750
Zigzag through a 12-block hub of inspiration on a gallery walk around 124 Street District near Edmonton’s downtown core. Commune with your inner artist on an eight-gallery prowl meeting local creators and getting to know the Alberta and Canadian art scene.
The Gallery Walk kicked off in 1981 to promote the artistic community and there are now two annual guided walks – in spring and fall – but self-touring is easy. Visit the Bearclaw Gallery, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Peter Robertson Gallery, Scott Gallery and the Daffodil Gallery.