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Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization

This room-filling installation is a poignant reminder that the North American bison, a source of sustenance for Indigenous people for thousands of years, was nearly hunted to extinction by European settlers in the 1800s.

Trailblazers: Alberta

This exhibit makes use of video interviews, concert footage and more to showcase big names hailing from Alberta, including Feist, Chad Kroeger, Tegan and Sara. Emerging artists and their accomplishments are also featured, from country singer Lindsay Ell to The Static Shift, a trio of Calgary-based blues-rockers.

Zoominescence

Stroll around the zoo with a hot chocolate and admire the dazzling light installations created by local artists and celebrate the winter season at this annual festival of light every weekend in December!

Western Art Gallery

Find some inspiring art at this exhibition of western artisans, who will have their paintings, sculptures, and metalworks on display.

Wall Candy

Inspired by her daily doodles on Post-It notes, Kipling West’s new exhibit Wall Candy is comprised of 8 x 8 inch acrylic on wood paintings that explore a world of noble beasts and adorably menacing monsters. Disclaimer/bragging rights: Kipling is Where Calgary’s sales and circulation coordinator!

Future Memories

Future Memories (Present Tense): Contemporary Practices in Perspective brings together the work of six contemporary Indigenous artists from different regions of Canada. Each artist was invited to explore how each moment in time has multiple perspectives, and how these perspectives have often been ignored or silenced when experienced by Indigenous peoples.

 

First Friday

Celebrate art on the first Friday of every month, when the Exchange District becomes an open gallery. Free admission to exhibits as well as special events. Various venues. For a full list of galleries and events visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org

Refinery Danse Macabre

The darker side of the Art Gallery of Alberta will come out to play at this pre-Halloween late-night art party! Reflect on morality and mortality as you view impressive installations from local designers and enjoy appetizers and drinks alongside the gallery’s current thought-provoking exhibits.

Power in Pictures: The Outside Circle and the Impact of the Graphic Novel

This exhibit is the culmination of a series of workshops that connected young individuals from the Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth with illustrator Kelly Mellings. The result is a series of graphic art that explores complex feelings and experiences.

Whyte Ave. Art Walk

In the heart of Old Strathcona along Whyte Ave., Art Walk is an outdoor gallery and studio featuring hundreds of working artists. Visitors can stroll along the avenue to admire the diverse selection of art, watch art being made, and purchase affordable, original pieces from local artists.

Luanne Martineau

Montréal-based artist Luanne Martineau produces felted wool sculptures, drawings, and large-scale textile-based collage works to combine the 1950s and 1960s with contemporary aesthetics.

Free First Thursday

Enjoy free admission from 5 – 9 pm to Glenbow the first Thursday of every month.