The Edmonton Arts Council has launched a new website sure to please many locals and tourists alike. The new website, edmontonpublicart.ca showcases the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection, 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. The new website is intended to encourage interaction with public space, art and the community. This collection is owned by the City of Edmonton, and exists for the enjoyment of Edmonton residents and visitors to our city.
Visitors can search the collection by images, timeline, medium, location, map, placement or status.
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.