30 Days of Art-filled Window Displays
In the past (and in the future) artists work on the sidewalks. But this year we will be showcasing art in window displays. Stay tuned for updated images as we get them.
For 25 years the Whyte Avenue Art Walk has been “Imagine a 4 km walk through the hearts and minds of artists. Cultural explorers are invited to see art making in action on the streets of Old Strathcona, a vibrant art district in the historic centre of Edmonton, Alberta. Over 500 visual artists bring their art supplies and artworks out into the streets. Together they create an outdoor studio and gallery spanning several blocks. The Whyte Avenue Art Walk reveals Alberta’s hidden talent and provides an opportunity for patrons to curate their own art collection from many undiscovered masters.”
In 2020, during Covid-19 restrictions, we have brought the art behind glass. Visitors can view art and contact the artists to purchase. Delivery of art can be arranged between artists and patron.
When: July 1 – 30, 2020
Time: Shop hours may vary but windows are viewable all day.
Where: The event is a grand promenade along Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) from 101 Street to 108 Street. New this year, Artists tents will line 81st Avenue between 104 street and 105 street and several other street closures, too. It’s a long tour, so bring your walking shoes! Stay tuned for printable maps.
“Bringing the studio to the streets allows for a more intimate relationship between artist and viewer. Meeting artists from all over Alberta, talking to them about their work and finding something that speaks to you, this is the Whyte Avenue Art Walk.”
Kim Fjordbotten, The Paint Spot