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Imagine a place in downtown Edmonton where thousands of people come every day to be involved, entertained and engaged. This is the essence of the Edmonton Galleria, which is an incredible opportunity to bolster Edmonton’s cultural, academic and downtown vibrancy.

Alberta Culture Days Event: Edmonton Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase

Join us on September 26 as we host a variety of Edmonton performers showcasing their art and culture. The event is free, with family friendly activities that encourage you to explore, express and enjoy the artist in you! It’s part of Alberta Culture Days weekend and a great opportunity to see ballet, opera, and other dance and musical performances all in one place. Remember to bring an item for the food bank.

What: Edmonton Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase.

When: September 26 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Where: EPCOR Tower, south parking lot, corner of 101 St. and 104 Ave.

Performances by: Citie Ballet, Edmonton Opera, iHuman, DJ Creeasian, University of Alberta students, Alberta Aboriginal Arts featuring Eric Pipestem’s hoop dance. Check out the stage program.

Interactive activities: Mandala chalk art and relief printing, express yourself art station, balloon and face painting artists, and games, prizes and giveways.

You can also take your photograph with the Big E!


A concept image of the new U of A building, looking west, as viewed from the Galleria.
Another rendering of the new U of A building, as viewed from the west across 101 Street.
An aerial view of the Galleria Project, looking from the southeast.
Edmonton Galleria Project site map
An artist's conception of what one area of the Galleria may look like..
Another concept of what the built-out interior of the Galleria may look like.
An example of a Galleria - the Sony Centre, PotsDamer Platz in Berlin.

Executive Committee Approves $58.3M

On May 26, 2015, City Council Executive Committee unanimously approved developing a Memorandum of Understanding that will contribute $58.3M to the Edmonton Galleria. We are working closely with City administration to prepare that MOU for City Council's review and approval this fall. The EDACC Foundation also has $50M in philantrophic contributions from Albertans and a significant financial commitment from Qualico Developments.

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Theatres Affordable and Accessible to All

The Edmonton Galleria theatres and rehearsal halls will address current and future demands for more theatre space in Edmonton, in particular professional and amateur dance and musical theatre. The theatres will be subsidized so they will be accessible and affordable for emerging artists, small theatrical companies, community and non-profit groups as well as professional groups.

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What People Are Saying

Catherine Crowston, Executive Director/Chief Curator & Darcy Trufyn, Chair, Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Alberta supports the Edmonton Gallery Project: “The Galleria project will be a welcome addition to the downtown Arts District and will complement the activities of the Art Gallery of Alberta and other cultural organizations in the City. By bringing potential new audiences and new presenters to the downtown core, the Edmonton Galleria will be a vital, creative hub and positive addition to our community. At the AGA, we are always working to develop new program directions that emphasize creating connections between people, art and ideas. A new performing arts and art education complex will provide enhanced opportunities to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the local arts community. We believe that the Galleria Project will be an important and welcome addition to the City of Edmonton.”