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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.

Edmonton Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase a Success! crowd shot

Hundreds of people joined us on September 26 to enjoy watching Edmonton performers showcasing their art and culture. The event was free, with family friendly activities encouraging people to explore, express and enjoy the artist in them! Here’s a taste of the day in photos.

Mandala art

Mandala artist Stephanie Gruss and her many helpers.


Citie Ballet put on a great show.

Hoop dancer

Hoop dancer Arik Pipestone showed off his world class talent.


The University of Alberta was well represented with musicians and a choir.

relief printing

Many tried their hand at relief printing.

Lots of kids and their families attended the Showcase.



iHuman members showed off their hip hop skills.

Andrea Pinna

Edmonton Opera Tenor Andrea Pinna was a powerful final act.









































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.”