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Two people stand in front of a wall of Banksy artwork, which includes a Stop sign, circular signs, and a sign reading 'WATCH YOUR STEP ROAD PLATES AHEAD'

Photo credit: Charles Cousins

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
See upcoming events and programs on the AGA calendar. Engage with us digitally anytime at to learn more about our current exhibitions. Follow us on social media @youraga.

Want to know what's on at your AGA? You can find all the current exhibitions and information about them below!


The caption 'CREATE: Indigenous Arts Market' above a subheading 'July 29-30 11am-5pm' over a gray background

Friday, August 18, 11am-6pm

On August 18, the AGA turns 99! We are thankful to everyone who has supported us on our journey! See what we have planned: 

  • Discounted admission at $9.99 (including GST) for adults*

  • A free, artsy AGA cookie for the first 99 visitors

  • A $99 shopAGA gift card for the 99th visitor

  • #MeetTheArtist with shopAGA artist Jori Warren, who will demonstrate the making of AGA cookies 

  • Exhibition tours of From Warhol to Banksy at 1pm and 3 pm, and a special Tour for Seniors at 2pm

  • "99 Bottles of Beer" Party from 4 to 6pm on the terrace**

* The AGA offers free admission to Alberta students, visitors ages under 18 and AGA Members; as well as discounted admissions to seniors and our partners. Learn more.

** Special thanks to Village Brewery and The Keg for their support!


Pride Day at the AGA

Saturday, August 19, 11am – 5pm

Join us for a day of fun and art as we celebrate Pride and the 2SLGBTQIA* community! Enjoy:

  • The AGA Pride Market, featuring artists and makers from the community

  • Rainbow Rooftop Patio and Beer Garden

  • Drag performances by Artasia and Indecisive

  • Film screenings of Small Town Pride (3:30pm) and Pride (7pm, presented with HIV Edmonton) 

The AGA Pride Market is presented by Canadian Western Bank.

Closing Soon: William Hogarth and kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ

William Hogarth, Portrait of a Boy in a Green Coat , 1756 . Oil on canvas. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, 1936 . Installation view of William Hogarth: Gone to the Dogs , Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023

Until August 13

William Hogarth was an English painter and engraver in the 1700’s. His most famous engravings are critical of English culture and his satire was directed at all social classes as well as religion and government. Many of his works are moralizing in nature, warning against the ills of British society at the time and showing the exaggerated and disastrous results of immoral choices and actions. The works are elaborate, and the actions of main characters are often echoed in detail hidden in background scenes, surroundings and secondary characters and animals. Dogs, in particular, are used by the artist to help tell his stories.

Lana Whiskeyjack , Alsena Beauty , 2017 . Oil on canvas . Courtesy of the a rt ist and Whiskeyjack Art House. Installation view of kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ ...when the night shines like the day , Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023

Until August 13

kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day features the artwork of Lana Whiskeyjack. This exhibition is an exploration of the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons. Within the nêhiyaw (Cree) annual calendar, the year is divided into thirteen moons, each with their own teachings and spiritual significance. Passed on in ceremony and from community knowledge keepers, the teachings remind iskwêwak (women) and diverse genders of their sacred relationship to nurture and safeguard the cultural lifestyle of the community.

Presented in the Poole Centre of Design and by the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.


Classes, Films and More

All Day Sunday

August 13, 12-4pm

“Pop” into our current exhibition From Warhol to Banksy and discover how these iconic artists challenge what art could be. From soup cans to spray paint, be inspired to create Warhol-esque stencil-art, craft dot paintings inspired by Lichtenstein and construct an art intervention like Banksy. 

From Warhol to Banksy is organized by

Demystifying Grant Writing | Workshop with Kari McQueen from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

August 24, 6-7pm

Join Kari McQueen (Development Consultant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts) and learn about the process of writing a grant. This is a great opportunity for visual artists to learn about all the resources and funding available to them and to improve their grant applications.

This workshop is free and is open to all with a special interest in removing barriers and offering helpful advice for emerging artists and artists from equity seeking groups.

This event is presented with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Urban Farm | Suspended Homes

August 26, 12-2pm

Join our Art Educators at our last Urban Farm event. Inspired by the orb weaver spider, create your own unique textile weaving! This is a free event; we welcome all age groups.

Stroller Tours

August 30, 11am

New parents! Join us on a monthly tour of the AGA’s current exhibitions. This tour series has been designed to have adult conversation, opportunities to socialize with other parents, baby play and added flexibility to ensure if you need to step away to attend to your little one, you won’t miss a thing! 

Image: Jaileen Kaur

Art Hive

Every Thursday, 12-2pm

Join our educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive. 

Art Hive is a community art making initiative that welcomes everyone to get creative while feeling safe and included. It is free and is presented with St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta.

Adult Open Studio

Every Thursday, 7pm

Adult Open Studio is a casual, drop-in art workshop. No experience required. Simply drop in, relax, explore a new idea and experiment. All materials included.

Art Sales and Rental

Refresh your home or office this summer with one of our pieces from Art Sales and Rental! For more than 60 years, the AGA’s Art Sales and Rental program has enabled the public to have art in their homes and offices at a reasonable cost while supporting the careers of Alberta artists.


shopAGA is the place for you! As a destination that celebrates Canadian and local makers, designers and innovators, shopAGA provides interesting, authentic, culturally significant and locally-made products to amplify your art experience. 

Admission is never required to visit shopAGA. Show your AGA membership and save 10%!

In the Community

Explore Edmonton Presents - Art in Motion

Art in Motion 

Presented by Explore Edmonton

We are so pleased to support the production of the ‘Art in Motion’ video by Explore Edmonton and Sticks & Stones. Through sight and sound, this video captivates Edmonton’s flourishing arts community.  Check out the video above, share and explore the talent and passion of our local artists! 

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.