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William Kurelek, Preparing a Snow Fort, c. 1960. Oil on board. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of Buddy Victor & Al Osten.

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Check out upcoming events and programs on the AGA calendar. Engage with us digitally anytime at to learn more about our current exhibitions or 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!

Thanks for making us #1!

With your support, the Art Gallery of Alberta was awarded not one but two awards in the Edmonton Journal's Reader's Choice Awards!

This year we won:

  • Gold Winner for Favourite Edmonton Building.
  • Gold Winner for Favourite Art Gallery

Thanks for your continued support!

Featured at your AGA

Maggie & John Mitchell sow a seed
for the future of the AGA

We are excited to announce the donation of $1 million from supporters Maggie and John Mitchell to initiate a new, 100th Anniversary Legacy Endowment Fund!

The Mitchell donation marks an inaugural gift to seed a Legacy Endowment Fund that is being established by the AGA as part of the Gallery’s 100th Anniversary which will be celebrated in 2024. The generous gift was announced on December 4, 2022, at the annual Holly Ball, for which Maggie and John Mitchell were also celebrated as the event’s Honorary Patrons.

Our Gallery, Our Story: Rick's Story

"Architecture is an art we can interact with. The buildings shape the canvas of our communities and each one tells its own unique story.” - Rick Arndt

Rick's story highlights his commitment to the AGA dating back over 15 years ago! Rick and his wife Shannon have been long time supporters of the AGA and have stepped up in a big way to help us with our Annual Giving Campaign. 

Rick has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, each donation received for the AGA’s Annual Giving Campaign by December 31st, up to a value of his $10,000 pledge. This means your gift to the AGA will go twice as far this season. The donations contributed to this year’s campaign will go a long way to help cement a solid foundation for the youth in the Alberta arts community.

Learn more about Rick's story and his challenge match on our AGA blog!

Our Dentons Purple Art Contest winners!

The AGA and Dentons are proud to announce the winners of the Dentons Purple Art Contest! 

Congratulations Rashad Timona (Under 18 Category) and Julie McKay (18 and Over Category)! 

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this contest!  

Holiday hours at your AGA!

The gallery hours over the holidays will be as follows:

  • Friday, December 23, 11am-5pm
  • Saturday, December 24,11am-5pm
  • Sunday, December 25 closed
  • Monday, December 26 closed
  • Tuesday, December 27 closed
  • Wednesday, December 28, 11am-5pm

We hope to see you over the holidays!

Upcoming events, tours & programs

All Day Sunday |
Handmade Gifts

Sunday, December 11, 12pm

Looking for the perfect gift this season? We have you covered! Using paint, ink, model magic and more-create a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or someone special. Then, make a card and wrapping paper to complete. 

Senior’s Group at the AGA | First Meeting and Brainstorm

Wednesday, December 14, 1pm

The AGA is planning on introducing more seniors-focused programs for 2023 and we want your feedback! 

Please join us for our first meeting and brainstorming session.

Teen Night at the AGA

Wednesday, December 14, 5pm

Join the AGA’s youth council and other youth artists for a winter-inspired night of fun art activities, live music, and refreshments. Participate in a self-directed painting activity, gingerbread decorating and phone charm crafting. 

The gallery will be open and all youth ages 13-17 are welcome! 

Registration in advance is recommended but not required. 

Free Teacher Tours

Thursday, December 15, 5pm

Join us for exclusive tours and discussions designed for teachers.  Led by our Education team, these 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!

🎀🎁 Gift giving at your AGA!🎁🎀

Holiday shopping at shopAGA

This holiday season, support local and give the gift of art! 

shopAGA is the perfect place for that one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season. From fine crafts and authentic original art to artisanal mocktails and hot sauce, we have everything for even the most discerning person in your life.  

Every purchase from shopAGA directly benefits our artists, makers and creators and supports AGA programs and educational offerings. 

Give the gift of a private tour

Photo credit: Helen Zhang

Photo credit: Helen Zhang

A private tour at the AGA is a unique gift that will leave a lasting impression. The gift of a private tour is a one-of-a-kind, intimate experience that allows the Gallery to be explored uninterrupted and at your own pace.

Contact us to learn more.

Art Sales & Rental

Mosaic is open

Mosaic, is an exhibition of local and Canadian artists whose works are currently featured in the AGA Art Sales & Rental showroom.  

Explore all the unique artworks that are available for rental or purchase. 

Mosaic is located in our Community Gallery and is free to attend.

AGA Education & Learning

Winter ArtBreak Camp

Winter City Art Adventures
December 27 - 30, 9am - 4pm

Discover what is unique about Edmonton in our favorite season! Explore the urban landscape before heading into the river valley for a snow adventure! 

Work en plein air to capture seasonal sketches of the city and our green (snowy!) spaces and then, return to the studio to experiment with a variety of media and materials. 

Visit current exhibitions to spark new ideas and take home a series of artworks based on your favorite observations.

Adult Open Studio

Thursdays at 7pm

Join us for Adult Open Studio classes, a casual, social art experience offered weekly at your AGA for just $25. All materials are included. Just bring yourself and your creativity!

Coming up:

DIY Weaving

December 15, 7pm

Learn how to make a simple weaving using a picture frame and other unconventional materials.

Language Tours at your AGA!

Saturday, December 10

We’re launching a new French public tour series! Tours take place at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and are free with admission. See you this Saturday!

Nous lançons une nouvelle série de visites publiques en français ce samedi 10 décembre à 13h, 14h et 15h. Les visites sont comprises dans le prix d'entrée. À bientôt!

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

In Our Community

BECOMING: a Visual Artist

Are you a visual artist? Are there artists in your community that you would like to help? Do you want to learn more about how visual artists work and how to share creative work with others?

CARFAC Alberta has produced a resource that can help. BECOMING: A Visual Artist is designed to help you become familiar with the many practical aspects of establishing a visual arts practice in Alberta, particularly in Edmonton.

This document –  available in English and only online – gathers many voices and perspectives about how to develop and maintain an art career.

To read and download this free resource, visit:

CARFAC Alberta supports ALL visual artists by providing information, resources and education about becoming – and being – an artist. We are here to help.

CARFAC Alberta has created BECOMING: A Visual Artist postcards to share with your community. We have postcards available in the following languages: English, Chinese, Cree, Farsi, Tagalog and/or Ukrainian

Please contact if you or your organization would like to receive more information/or postcards about our BECOMING: A Visual Artist project.

BECOMING: A Visual Artist was funded through a project grant from the Edmonton Arts Council.

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.