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The Edmonton Galleria Project

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Edmonon Galleria SiteMap high rez - Sept 14Imagine 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 Project, which is an incredible opportunity to bolster Edmonton’s cultural, academic and downtown vibrancy.

The Edmonton Galleria Project will be built in phases. Phase I will include the University of Alberta’s School of Music & Department of Art and Design, a 200-seat recital hall and a 650-seat proscenium theatre/concert hall.



A view of the Galleria Project looking north along 99 Street from Jasper Avenue.
An artist's conception of the inside of the Galleria.
Another concept of what the interior of the Galleria may look like.
An example of a Galleria - the Sony Centre, PotsDamer Platz in Berlin.
Another example of a Galleria - Galleria Vittorio in Milan.

Potential of Cultural Trust is Enormous

Phase I of the Edmonton Galleria Project includes launching a Cultural Trust. The mandate of the Trust is to support the arts in Edmonton for generations to come. Many people have asked us how this will be done.

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Key Numbers

In the first 30 years it is estimated the project will contribute over $2.0B in direct and indirect spending. The value of the Galleria Cultural Trust would be in the hundreds of millions.

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What People Are Saying

Cezary Gajewski, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, supports the Edmonton Galleria Project: “The Galleria Project is fantastic news for our students and faculty. The ability to bring the Department together into one state-of-the-art building will create synergies within the Department and with the surrounding community. The new resources that will be available to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will facilitate the growth of our vibrant and diverse programs in Visual Art, Design and History of Art Design and Visual Culture.”