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Installation view of mosaic, 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!

Holidays at the AGA

No matter what you like, there is something unique and special at your AGA this holiday season:

  • Give the gift of AGA Memberships

  • Discover handcrafted items at shopAGA created by local makers

  • Gain an insider perspective with our private tours

  • Flex your creative muscles with Adult Open Studio

  • Explore our exhibitions and get a break from all the holiday shopping craze

Spend your Christmas Eve at the AGA!

We are open December 24 and 27-30, so come by and enjoy our galleries for the holidays. See below for our detailed holiday hours.

Enjoy Christmas and Halloween with Teen Night

December 15, 5-8pm

If you are or know a teen looking for some holiday fun with friends, join our Teen Night! Inspired by the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, this event is a mix of Christmas and Halloween. 

Explore current exhibitions, compete in a costume contest, watch the film The Nightmare Before Christmas, pose in our photo booth and make art to take home. Treats will be served. Open to teens ages 13-17.

Classes, Films, Tours and More

All Day Sunday | Art Collectors

December 10, 12-4pm

Explore personal art collections in our exhibition  The Collectors' Cosmos: The Meakins-McLaran Print Collection and discover what the collectors prize. Create and trade art to build your personal art collection.

All Day Sundays at the AGA provide families the opportunities to spend the afternoon exploring art and ideas connected to current exhibitions.  

Film Night

December 14, 6pm and 8pm

We are showing two documentary films about ground-breaking artists united by their interest in portraiture, depicting humanity, and defying convention as female artists in New York’s art scene.

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

6pm | Alice Neel, documenting the life of the convention-defying portrait artist

8pm | All The Beauty and The Bloodshed, about photographer, artist and activist Nan Goldin

Stroller Tours

December 27, 11am

New parents are welcome to 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! 

Free Admission Thursdays | Presented by EPCOR

December 28, 4-7pm

The AGA is pleased to offer free admission from 4-7pm on the last Thursday of every month with the support of EPCOR. Take advantage of this offer to check out our galleries and programming, inclusing a mocktail demonstration by JoAnne Pearce (Mock-Ups Mocktails).

Studio Y

Every Sunday, 1-3pm

December 17 is our last session in 2023! Create a wearable masterpiece using simple wire. With a few clever bends and twists, customize your artwork for a one-of-a-kind statement piece.  

Studio Y is a creative hangout for youth ages 13-17.

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.

December 14 | Handmade Gifts for the Holidays
December 21 | Winter Watercolours

Art Sales and Rental

Whether you are looking for artwork for that special someone or spoiling yourself, consider coming by 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. Come by or learn more online.


Find the perfect holiday gift at shopAGA! 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. From unique gifts for that special someone to handcrafted décor that adds cheer to your home, shopAGA will make the holidays memorable! 

Admission is never required to stop by shopAGA & AGA Members get 10% off.

In the Community

A Christmas Carol by David van Belle

Directed by Daryl Cloran
Until December 23, 2023

Can three ghosts really change Scrooge's heart before it's too late? A Christmas Carol by David van Belle is back at The Citadel. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, Edmonton's favorite Christmas tradition is back at The Citadel Theatre and the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Your favorite Christmas tunes adorn this version with a 1950s feel that will remind you of all the nostalgia of the season.

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  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.