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Nestled in the center of Edmonton's downtown, Art Gallery of Alberta finds itself on the busy Sir Winston Churchill Square and serves as the region's top art exposition center. Established in the year 1924, it is one of the oldest art venues of Alberta and one of the few spots entirely focusing on visual arts. The art gallery curates a revolving program of historical and contemporary art exhibitions from the state and other corners of the world. More than 5000 arresting art works by Canadian and international artists populate the gallery space. It comprises three story's of exhibition areas, apart from a sales and a rental shop on-site.
The Bearclaw Gallery is located to the west of Edmonton's downtown district. If you are interested in Aboriginal art, you may want to spend some time there. There is a wide range of paintings by leading Aboriginal painters such as Daphne Odjig, Norval Morriseau, George Littlechild, Dale Auger, Maxine Noel and Jane Ash Poitras. In addition, find jewelry, sculptures, prints, and traditional crafts; some of the Inuit carvings are particularly impressive. Admission is free; souvenirs, in the form of paintings or sculptures, are certainly not.
West End Gallery has been a 124-Street-fixture since 1975. The art gallery features stunning exhibitions that showcase the extraordinary talents local artists. The family-run establishment also has a British Columbia counterpart, in Victoria. The gallery serves as a brilliant platform where art enthusiasts and, famous as well as upcoming, Canadian artists can share a rich experience. Their roster boasts of several exhibitions, all year long, that express art through genres like painting, sculpture and various other visual platforms.
Located in Westmount, the Scott Gallery is a time-honored space where Canadian art finds credence. The gallery was established in 1986, and since then, has been host to an array of fine art works by contemporary Canadian artists. Some of the exhibitions in the past have included artists such as Patty Ampleford, Sean Caulfield, Dick Der and Edward Epp.