For 13 days every summer, Edmonton transforms into a massive celebration of art and design with the Works Arts and Design Festival. As North America's largest, free outdoor art & design festival, the Works is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. Over 200 performances and events and more than 50 exhibitions at 30 venues ranging from skyscrapers, to restaurants, to businesses, to galleries take over downtown. The main event happens in the heart of Edmonton, Winston Churchill Square, where over 300,000 people interact and experience brilliant large scale works of art. Music, food and art vendors, beverage gardens, and entertainment can also be found in the Square from noon till night. There are daily walking tours and art demonstrations, and the WorksShop Tent offers a range of free workshops and crafts for kids.
Canada Day rocks in the Square with a special mix of live music and entertainment! Every day of festival, there is an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, world, and new music at the Centre Stage for you to enjoy while you engage with the art, try your hand at creating, or just kick back in summer sun.
Greater than the sum of its many parts, The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art & design!
Completely free to the public.