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Greg Payce, SSSSSSS, 2000. Ceramic, glaze. Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta, gift of the Artist. Installation view of Between Things: Alberta Ceramics, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023.

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!

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, honouring survivors of the residential school system and their communities. 

To mark the importance of this day, the AGA is offering free admission to visitors with the support of Capital Power, inviting the public to reflect on our truth and history as part of our commitment toward reconciliation.

Refinery: Last of Us

Early Bird Tickets end September 19

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This Halloween, join us at our Refinery: Last of Us!

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: 9pm – 2am 

Inspired by the hit TV show filmed in Alberta, The Last of Us, we are transforming the AGA into a dystopian dancehall! Enjoy an evening with:

- Dancing on our two dance floors
- Performances throughout the night
- Our current exhibitions
- Art activity stations
- Killer cocktails

Bonus: Add an option Premium Pass for your exclusive access to the VIP bar with two drinks!

Calls for Submissions

Call For Submission: Handmade for the Holidays Arts and Crafts Market

The AGA is seeking submissions from Alberta artists for Handmade for the Holidays, a new Arts and Craft market, taking place at the AGA on November 25 and 26, 2023. This market will be a great opportunity to showcase your work in busy downtown Edmonton and sell your handmade art, ceramics, jewelry, multiples, one-of-a-kind items, and more.

Deadline: October 20

This market is presented by Canadian Western Bank.

Early Career Artists: An Open Call for Submissions for The Future of Art in Alberta

2024 is the AGA’s 100th anniversary and we are thinking about the future and what comes next. This is an open call to early career artists. It is to create an exhibition that considers the future of art in Alberta and the traditional territories that intersect that colonial provincial border. This could include, but is not limited to, future-focused themes like various futurisms (Indigenous Futurism, Afro-Futurism, etc.), sci-fi, utopia or dystopia, apocalypse, fortune-telling, astrology, divining, or dreaming/visioning.

Deadline: October 23

Classes, Tours, Films and More

Urban Farm | Sun Prints

September 30, 12-2pm

Join our Art Educators Urban Farm, Saturdays this fall. Cyanotype is a process invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 that involves placing objects directly onto a sheet of pretreated paper. Sunlight interacts with chemistry to produce blue-hued images. Gather some garden debris and turn it into a beautiful print!

Corporate Morning Mixer

October 5, 8-9:30am

Network with professionals, businesses and  civic leaders in the Alberta Capital Region to gather and connect! Connect with like-minded business professionals, entrepreneurs and community members on reigniting arts and business at the heart of our city. This program includes tours of the AGA and exhibitions.  RSVPs will be entered to win a door prize. Register now for free.

Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided.

This event is sponsored by ZGM Marketing.

Seniors Takeover Day at the AGA

October 5, 11am-7pm

FREE ADMISSION for Seniors on Seniors Takeover Day! Explore our exhibitions while partaking in free art activities, tours, a film screening, performances and discussions. In addition, seniors receive a 10% discount from shopAGA and exclusive discounts on Memberships.

Free admission for seniors is made possible by the City of Edmonton’s Meet Me Downtown Grant.

All Day Sunday | Play with Clay

October 8, 12-4pm

Southern Alberta is a site for clay production and has a ceramic history dating back hundreds of years. Activate your sense of touch by putting your hands in the clay. Squeeze, roll and mold the clay to create a playful sculpture and wearable art inspired by contemporary ceramics in the galleries.

Free Teacher Tour

October 12, 5pm

Led by our Education team, Teacher Tours highlight current exhibitions including key exhibition themes and ideas, connections to the Alberta Program of Studies, applicable visual literacy strategies and suggestions for classrooms.

Come for the art and leave inspired!

Photo by Toni Cuenca (Pexels)

Film Night | Halloween Edition – Get Out and Hereditary

October 13, 6pm and 8pm

Join us for a special Halloween edition of Film Night on Friday the 13th!

6pm: Get Out (2017) dir. Jordan Peele

8pm: Hereditary (2019) dir. Ari Aster

Watch either film for $10 or both films for $15.

Studio Y

Sundays, 1-3pm

Join us for Studio Y, a creative hangout for youth ages 13-17. Explore a new topic each week and experiment with art materials in a fun and informal studio format. 

$5 per session or get your punch card for multiple sessions.

October 1 | Embroidery

October 8 | Self-Portraits

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.

October 5 | Wearable Sculpture

October 12 | Pop Art Panels

Art Sales and Rental

Refresh your home or office this fall 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. Pamper yourself or a loved one with unique gifts while supporting local creators!

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

In the Community

The Citadel | The Importance of Being Earnest

September 23 - October 15, 2023
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Jackie Maxwell

The classic comedy by Oscar Wilde comes alive on the Citadel stage. Two society bachelors, Jack and Algernon, both secretly pretend to be a man called Ernest. After meeting two women who know them only as their alter egos, a weekend in the country sparks mayhem and hilarity in this farce about mistaken identities as they attempt to conceal the truth and keep up the charade.

The Winspear | Hans Zimmer: Phenomenal Film Scores 

October 4 & 5 at 7:30 PM
Sponsored by ATB Wealth
Conducted by Richard Kaufman

For the first time ever, your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will perform an entire evening of music by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Your ESO will perform your favourites, including music from Interstellar, Dune, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, and more. Don’t miss this exciting chance to hear Hans Zimmer’s award-winning music performed live by your ESO. Hans Zimmer: Phenomenal Film Scores, sponsored by ATB Wealth, takes place Oct 4 & 5 at 7:30 PM. Get your tickets at or by calling 780.428.1414.

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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.