You don’t have to go out of your way to get your art fix in Edmonton. Across the city, you’ll find exceptional art that reflects the vibrancy, diversity, and imagination of our community. Ready for an art adventure? Read on!
1) Tawatinâ Bridge
This brand-new LRT and pedestrian bridge, opened in December 2021, contains over 400 painted art panels depicting animals, arrowheads, canoes, and more. The Indigenous-inspired pieces were created by local Métis artist David Garneau. Walk the bridge between the neighbourhoods of Cloverdale and Riverdale and look up to see a vibrant reminder of the nature and history all around you as you cross the North Saskatchewan River.
2) ICE District Winter Garden
Right the heart of downtown Edmonton, you’ll find a fun, cheeky sculpture that alludes to one of Edmonton’s most beloved claims to fame: its time as the home base for classic sketch comedy show SCTV. At the junction of 103 St and 103 Ave, you”ll find a painted bronze statue of Bob and Doug McKenzie, those oh-so-Canadian brothers played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. Be sure to snap a picture with these two lovable hosers the next time you’re in the ICE District!
3) LRT Stations
Whether you’re on your daily commute or zipping around Edmonton to explore, take a moment to appreciate the beautiful art to be found at LRT stations around the city! Currently, you can find over 40 pieces from artists that are part of the Nina Haggerty Arts Collective, a collective made up entirely of artists with developmental disabilities. These bright, colourful pieces are sure to lift your mood and bring a smile to your face.
4) Edmonton Gallery District
124 Street isn’t just known for great shopping and dining—it’s also home to Edmonton’s Gallery District. Here, you can find several fine art galleries—including Bearclaw Gallery and Lando Gallery—in the space of just 2 city blocks! Pop in to see works from emerging and established artists working in a variety of media. Plus, you can also find something beautiful for your own living space.
5) Walls across YEG
Edmonton is in itself a canvas! Murals can be found on the sides of buildings across the city, from vibrant, colourful portraits to oversized flowers at Manchester Square to fantastical scenes of dragons and koi fish in Chinatown. Wherever you look, there’s a good chance you’ll be amazed by the murals you’ll see. They’re not just beautiful—they highlight the hidden corners of the city and invite you to really explore.
Where’s your favourite spot for art in Edmonton? Let us know @whereedmonton!