Best places for local works of art in Edmonton

We’ve all heard about Picasso and Van Gogh, painters from half a world away that have made their mark (or brushstroke, shall we say?) on art history. But, contrary to what prestigious curators may tell you, you don’t always have to look far for a creative masterpiece. Find inspiring artwork by Edmonton artists at these locations and see for yourself! [Image credit:]

Jake's Picture Framing

10441 123 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1N8

Jake’s Framing is more than just a custom framing shop, they also have a gallery space where local artists showcase their work. Typically, there is a new artist highlighted each month, with previous noteworthy selections including work by Jason Blowe, Jenny Keith and Mike Dendy.

Cafe Mosaics

10844 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3

Mostly known for its vegan dishes and casual coffeehouse atmosphere, Café Mosaics may not be the first place you think of when you think of art – but they’ve got it! They rotate the local pieces in their gallery every three months, and tend to choose unique, edgier installments that are guaranteed to be conversation starters!

The Carrot Coffee House

9351 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0N3

The Carrot describes itself as a “bohemian, comfortable hub for meeting and making friends, enjoying different art forms and connecting with people.” When you walk in the front door, you will immediately feel how accurate that description is. They also produce 12 wall-mounted exhibitions and 12 window installations/displays each year, all with a local focus!

Nina Haggerty Centre For The Arts

9225 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6

The Nina Haggerty Centre is a unique art collective comprised entirely of artists with developmental disabilities. The Nina also operates the Stollery Gallery, dedicated to presenting work from artists outside of the mainstream, including members of their collective. It’s a great place to find a piece that is truly unique.

Cafe Blackbird

9640 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 4B2

Café Blackbird is a family run coffee shop, wine bar and live music venue. But, that’s not all! They also regularly display and sell works of art by artists from the greater Edmonton area. The displays rotate monthly to provide exposure for artists and ensure customers always have fresh visual pieces to behold.

Tu Gallery

10718 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1

Who says that art has to be on a canvas? At Tu Gallery, local artists can display their craftsmanship in any form. You’ll find things like blown glass, carvings, furniture, metal work and more! If you’re looking to expand your idea of what “art” means, this is gallery is a must. It is jam-packed with local talent!

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