OPPORTUNITY: Indigenous artists invited to submit work for Edmonton-wide exhibit

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 3:20pm


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#YEGCANVAS 2016 highlighted the work of artists throughout Edmonton on Pattison billboards. (Photo: Edmonton Arts Council)

#YEGCANVAS 2017 will feature 45 works of art displayed on billboards and LRT station transit posters throughout the city of Edmonton.

Up to 45 artists will be selected and their artwork will be shown on a rotating basis on 10 billboards and 15 LRT station transit posters from Oct. 30 to April 15, 2018.

This highly visible, high-profile transitory public art initiative turns Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting works by Edmonton-area emerging Indigenous and multicultural artists, craftspeople, and artisans. It is presented by the Edmonton Arts Council and Pattison Outdoor Advertising.

#YEGCANVAS is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit in the Edmonton area.

Artists may submit up to three suitable existing artworks or new work created for consideration. All works must be original to the artist. Deadline is July 28.

For more information, contact the Edmonton Arts Council at http://publicart@edmontonarts.ca.