The Works Art & Design Festival in Edmonton

The Works Art & Design Festival features 50 exhibits by 300 artists in 28 different venues. That equals 700 pieces of art to expand your artistic horizons. There will also be concerts, exhibits and vendors. These are just 10 of the venues that will be jam-packed with art lovers as the festival takes over the city June 23 to July 5, 2016. [Image credit:]

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

10215 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7

Harcourt House is home to two art displays. Connect the Dots, by various artists features new works by members of Harcourt House. In the Annex Building, the 24th Annual Naked Show, featuring various artists, will take place. It looks at the figurative works made in the centre’s drop in drawing and sculpture classes. Both are on display Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. (closed Canada Day and July 2).

Matrix Hotel

10640 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8

In the Matrix Hospitality Suite, you’ll find the exhibit Blurred Lines by Keith Walker. It features sculptures that use hand-blown glass as a canvas. The exhibit is open to the public 24 hours a day, except Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Rigoletto's Cafe

102-10305 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C8

Candied Landscapes, by Terry P. Daly, features technicolour landscapes. The artist cuts into the old paint on his palette to create new artworks. The series will be on display Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and daily from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m.

Nina Haggerty Centre For The Arts

9225 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6

The centre will feature Owning It, a collection by the Alberta Artists with Brain Injury Society (AABIS). The society started at the Glenrose Hospital in 2003, as patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries found they liked art as a form of therapy so much that they wanted to continue after leaving the Glenrose. Catch the display Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., Thursday from 4:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. (closed Canada Day).

YMCA Of Edmonton

10211 102 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A5

Artist Lindsay Kirker presents Waking State, a series of large-scale paintings full of dream imagery. The artist explores realism and abstraction in her work, while looking at the institute of art itself. The exhibit is open Monday to Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and Canada Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Winspear Centre

4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8

The beautiful Winspear Centre is home to Patrick Moore’s artistic triumph, Silver Portraits. The display features photos of an individual with the colour removed, printed, cut into pieces, and put onto a board in layers. His work is on display Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Canada Day).

Alberta Craft Council

10186 106 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4

The Alberta Craft Council’s feature gallery will showcase #ABCraft, by various artists. The exhibit will examine “the incorporation of digital technology into fine craft,” and the questions that arise from that integration. The exhibit will be open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. It will be closed Sunday and Canada Day. The ACC Discovery gallery will have the exhibition, Carrying On, by various artists. It includes bags, pouches and other “cultural containers” produced by Aboriginal artists in the province.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

10065 100th Street, EDMONTON, AB T5J 0N6

This historic hotel will be home to the exhibition Revive, by Larissa Blokhuis. Revive looks at the environment, new life forms and the future, through the medium of sculpture (primarily glass).

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