#YegCanvas initiative turns Edmonton into urban art gallery

#YEGCANVAS is a transitory public art project presented in partnership with Pattison Outdoor Advertising. Artworks by emerging, culturally diverse and Indigenous artists are placed on billboards and in LRT stations around Edmonton to uncover the numerous narratives of Edmonton. Credit: #YegCanvas/Tammy Woolgar

EDMONTON – A public art initiative called #YEGCANVAS will showcase art across Edmonton for the next six months.

Fifteen LRT station posters and 10 billboards around the city will feature the artwork of 32 local emerging, multicultural and indigenous artists.

A total of 45 pieces will be on display. They range in genres and disciplines, including digital media, photography, watercolour, acrylic, drawing and fine craft.

“Most of them have had very little opportunity to have their work seen in exhibitions or in other public settings around Edmonton,” said Katherine Kerr, Public Art Director with the Edmonton Arts Council.

“This was an opportunity for people who don’t really have that access to public art to show their work publicly.”

The art will be rotated every two months.

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Edmontonians are encouraged to pause, take a selfie and share the images on Twitter and Instagram.

Click here for an interactive map featuring the artworks and their locations.

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