Edmonton Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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Over the next few minutes we will be breaking down everything we know about art in Edmonton in full detail and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.

After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.

You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including an Edmonton art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.

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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Edmonton

If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Edmonton you can head to:

There are over 6,000 unique works at the Art Gallery of Alberta which opens at 11am Wednesday through Sunday including numerous pieces by local artist H.G. Glyde. Some of what you will see is available for sale or rent, they have art classes for kids and teens, and kids under 18 always enter the gallery for free.

One of the best monthly art events in your area is pARTés which is hosted by the Centre d’arts Visuels De l’Alberta which is open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday and until 4pm on Saturday. In addition to putting on this great event they also have instructors who teach art classes to students of all ages and skill levels.

Not only can you check out the nice collection at Peter Robertson Gallery from 11am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday but they also provide services like appraisals and installations plus you can buy many of their displayed pieces.

You may not know that Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is one of 4 publicly run galleries and one of three artist-run centres near you and anyone can take their instructional and life drawing classes plus they rent out studio space.

Every month the Bugera Matheson Gallery holds an exhibition to show off their latest works, most of which are available for purchase. They also provide a variety of services ranging from onsite consultations, leasing, and even interior design while being open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday .

At Snap Gallery you can try one of their free printmaking workshops or buy some of the art prints.

West End Gallery is open from 11am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and they also have a location in Victoria and provide free shipping across Canada.

The Works Gallery hosts the very popular The Works Art & Design Festival which we will be mentioning more in a future section, and Works keeps regular hours of 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Materials & Supplies Near You

These local art stores should have all of the materials and supplies you need:

Not only can you buy all kinds of supplies and materials at The Paint Spot but they also put on popular art classes and workshops plus you can rent out their Artelier Studios.

Plainsman is a great place to go to buy clay and other pottery making supplies.

The Gilded Rabbit and Deserres are known to provide high quality custom framing.

Shows & Events

Some of the best art shows and events held in your area are:

Every March you should head to the Convention Centre for the free to enter Annual Art Night which is a celebration of local artists.

Every July over 500 regional artists from various media gather for three days along Whyte Avenue between 101st Street and 108th Street for the The Whyte Avenue Art Walk.

A good free option is the Strathearn Art Walk that goes down every September when this family-friendly art and music festival can be found on the parkland along Strathearn Drive between 89th and 91st Streets.

We mentioned before that the Centre D’arts Visuels De l’Alberta hosts the pARTés events each month to check out developing artistic works in visual arts, music, dance, theatre and more.

The largest free outdoor art and design festival on the continent is The Works Art & Design Festival which takes place in late June and early July each summer lasting 13 days and taking over one square kilometer of the downtown core.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

When you are trying to find a new piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit one of these art dealers and appraisers in Edmonton:

You will be able to look through a wide selection when visiting Editions Gallery who also has another location in Calgary. In addition to selling artworks they also provide appraisal and custom framing services.

Art acquisition and divestment, leasing, appraisals, collection management, custom framing, and art restoration are some of the services available at Lando Gallery.

The Art World is happy to provide consultations and appraisals to businesses or collectors while also being  known for good custom framing and printing services.

Art Gallery of Alberta, Peter Robertson Gallery, Bugera Matheson Gallery and West End Gallery from the best gallery near you list also sell art.

Walking Tours

Art walking tours in your area can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:

The Edmonton Gallery Walk usually only happens a couple of times a year around the 124th Street area of downtown however they are always happy to help plan gallery walks for schools or other groups.

The other two art walks near you were already covered in the shows and events section.

Sculptures & Statues

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You may also want to take some photos of these statues and sculptures:

  • Talus Dome at Quesnell Bridge & Fox Dr
  • Past & Present at 7000 143 St
  • Star Gazer at 9974 Capital Blvd NW #10064
  • Ukrainian Centennial Pioneer at 109 St & 97 Ave NW
  • New Life New Beginnings at 9330 Groat Rd
  • Paskwamostos at 9797 Jasper Ave

The best place to view the Talus Dome is the adjacent trail along the city’s river valley system.

Past and Present was sculpted by Kryzstof Zukowski in 2010 and can be found at the Fort Edmonton Administration Building.

Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur teamed up to create Star Gazer which is a tribute to David Thompson and you can check it out at the Alberta Legislature Building.

While you are there you can also see The Ukrainian Centennial Pioneer Monument which is a little to the northwest. Provincial architect Allan Merrick Jeffers created it and dedicated it in August of 1991.

New Life New Beginnings was sculpted by Richard Tosczak and you need to visit William Hawrelak Park if you want to find it.

And then there is Paskwamostos which was created by Joseph Fafard in the late 1990’s and can be found on the south side of the Shaw Conference Centre today.

Edmonton Art Classes

Whether you are trying to find private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults the best art schools in Edmonton would be:

At The Pro’s Art School anyone 14 or older is welcome to take their art classes which sometimes include live model drawings and are available on weekdays and weekends.

The classes at Arta specialize in teaching drawing and painting with a focus on realism plus seasonal art classes for adults and summer classes for kids are also available.

Victoria School of the Arts is an alternative arts program from the Edmonton Public School system where kids can learn art from a variety of media like visual arts, music, dance, drama, and digital media.

Native Studio Art offers customized art courses and one-to-one instruction.

Art Gallery of Alberta, Centre D’arts Visuels De l’Alberta, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, The Paint Spot, and Eye-C Custom Picture Framing also offer local art classes.

Studios For Rent Near You

You can try to rent art studio space at:

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and Artelier Studio at The Paint Spot also have art studio space for rent.


For art framing services in Edmonton try out:

Mister Frame can provide custom framing in your area and also sells needlecraft supplies and home décor items at the store listed above and at their other store in St. Albert.

Canvas stretching, picture hanging, and consultations are just some of the services provided by Mill Creek Picture Framing.

Eye-C Custom Picture Framing shop can help with appraisals plus they put on art classes.

Other venues we have listed throughout the post that also do framing include The Gilded Rabbit, Deserres, Editions Gallery, Lando Gallery, and The Art World.

In the past we have also discussed:

Have Fun Enjoying The Edmonton Art Scene

At the moment that is all we have to share about the full art scene near you. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers that you may want to check out.

If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.

We hope you enjoy your time at the best Edmonton art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Dan Soloman who has been a huge fan of art since he was a little kid. His mother was a good local artist, and she taught him the trade from a very early age. He studied art and its history in both high school and college, has worked at multiple galleries, and recently has begun creating and editing online content for this site and some other online media platforms.


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