Public art is art that exists in the public realm and is freely accessible by everyone. Public art is intended to engage the community and to stimulate thought, feeling and discussion.
City of Edmonton Public Art Collection is a collection of works that the City has acquired in various ways over its history: some may have commemorated a special event, some may have been gifts to the City. Many of the artworks acquired in recent years have been generated by the City's Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas Policy.
In Edmonton, citizens can experience art as part of their day-to-day lives, whether taking their children to the library, working out at the gym, taking a trip to the Eco Station or riding the LRT. It is a way of encouraging interaction with public space, art and the community.
The Edmonton Arts Council provides vision for and stewardship of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection. This collection is owned by the City of Edmonton, and exists for the enjoyment of Edmonton residents and visitors to our city.
This public art online gallery is a work-in-progress. There's more to come, so keep checking back as Edmonton Arts Council continues to add to the gallery in an ongoing project to represent the full collection.
You can scan the QR Codes on this site with your smartphone and it will load a mobile-optimized version of the page you are on.
Generally, this is helpful to load up a map with the location of the art piece you are viewing.
FourSquare is a location based service that allows users to create lists. That's how we're using it—we've created some lists that group similar works of art together.
Users of FourSquare can then check in with the app and keep track of where they've been and what they've seen!