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Check out our calendar of arts and culture events happening in the community. 

 

Churchill Square

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), in partnership with the City of Edmonton, programs activity and event Happenings in Sir Winston Churchill Square for casual and day-to-day public use between major festivals and civic events. Since August 2011, EAC Churchill Square Happenings programmer, Bob Rasko, has produced a diverse schedule of offerings open to the public including: Sunday Swing 'n Skate, Live at Lunch, CypherWild and Zumba on the Square. 

>> Click here for more information about Happenings on the Square

TIX on the Square Holiday Open House

Shop local for the holidays at TIX on the Square! TIX is open during Churchill Square construction, best entrance is on 100 Street across from City Centre mall. Join us for a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8 to shop for unique items handmade in Edmonton, and enjoy fun activities and snacks. Artists will be in store 12 pm - 3 pm:

  • Sarah from Page Turners Bookshop will be making and selling wreaths made from book pages
  • Have a poem written just for you on the spot by Brandon Wint
  • Learn about the stained glass ornament-making process with Linda from Jazzy Glass 
  • Enjoy light snacks while you shop
  • Enter to win a TIX gift card
  • Complimentary gift wrapping always available with purchase
Click here to view a list of TIX on the Square artists and products. TIX is open Monday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, and closed Sundays.
  

Workshops

In partnership with MacEwan University's Arts and Cultural Management Program, Edmonton Arts Council is hosting The Myth of Cultural Non-Participation workshop. 

Informed by the work of Jacques Ranciere, Dr. David Stevenson (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh) will contend that the manner is which those now labelled as cultural non-participants are subjectified obscures their agency and suppresses their capacity to speak within the field of cultural policy. As such, the field of cultural policy remains characterized by asymmetric relations of power and dominated by those who lay claim to the discursive identity of arts and cultural professionals.

  • January 31, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Room 11-204, Feigel Conference Centre, Allard Hall, MacEwan University
  • Registration and more details to be announced. Save the date! 

ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ - Indigenous Art Park Tours

The Edmonton Arts Council will offer guided tours of Edmonton's first art park dedicated to showcasing contemporary visual art by Canadian Indigenous artists. ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ opened on September 15, 2018, is curated by Candice Hopkins, and features art by Mary Anne Barkhouse (Reign), Duane Linklater (mikikwan), Amy Malbeuf (iskotew), Marianne Nicolson (Preparing to Cross the Sacred River), Tiffany Shaw-Collinge (pehonan), and Jerry Whitehead (mamohkamatowin - Helping Each Other)

The spring tours are planned for:

  • May 20, 2019
  • June 9, 2019
Times are TBD - ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ is located in Queen Elizabeth Park 10830 Queen Elizabeth Park Road. More information is available here
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