The Gallery District
For veteran collectors or casual art lovers, the flourishing 124 Street art district is the area to visit, with nine galleries just minutes apart. Bugera Matheson Gallery (10345-124 St.) offers seasonal exhibitions of fine art in landscape, still life, and the abstract. Daffodil Gallery (10412-124 St.) and Front Gallery (12323-104 Ave.) both put a heavy focus on local and Albertan artists. The Bearclaw Gallery (10403-124 St.) exclusively features First Nations and Inuit art, such as soapstone and jade carvings. Leading contemporary and young artists can be found at Douglas Udell Gallery (10332-124 St.), and Peter Robertson Gallery (12323-104 Ave.) aims to inform and challenge. Scott Gallery (10411-124 St.), West End Gallery (10337- 124 St.), and Lando Gallery (10210-124 St.) showcase all mediums of art, including painting, sculpture, and crafts.
A Walk of Art
Every July, stroll down Whyte Ave., where local artists display their work in the Whyte Ave. Art Walk. Most of these creatives aren’t featured in the city’s galleries, so you’re likely to discover a new and exciting talent.
Transform your understanding of the world through the stunning visual arts hosted in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown. The Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.) develops original and innovative exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Designed by world-renowned architect Randall Stout, the AGA’s building is a work of art in itself with its impressive swirl of steel and concrete.
Harcourt House (10215-112 St.) supports visual artists and aims to inspire the community through discourse and education. Their dynamic exhibitions host contemporary work that will not only surprise but also enlighten you. Latitude 53 (10242-106 St.) animates and promotes thought-provoking and diverse work in their gallery space. Here you’ll find experimental exhibits whose risks engage critically with social issues by subverting norms and expectations.