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News Release

May 19, 2023

Art Gallery of Alberta announces new partnership with Canadian Western Bank

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Canadian Western Bank (CWB). As part of this new partnership, CWB will sponsor the AGA’s “Empowering Arts & Business” community market series, which showcases the work of local artists, artisans, creators and makers.

“Supporting local artists and makers aligns with our efforts to both enable business and support inclusivity,” says Lacey Jansen, Manager of Community Engagement at CWB. “The AGA has a significant role in giving local artists the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions. With this investment in these markets, we’re proud to contribute to the prosperity and vibrancy of Edmonton’s downtown.”

“We are very grateful to CWB for their support,” says AGA Executive Director and Chief Curator Catherine Crowston. “This partnership will enable the AGA to invite more visitors to the heart of Edmonton downtown and showcase works by local artists, makers and creators with diverse backgrounds and creative approaches.”

The first market in this series is the AGA’s second annual Comic and Zine Market, which will take place on May 20 and 21. From 11am to 5pm, visitors can explore comics, zines and multiples by talented local vendors. Admission to the market is free.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Joyce George
Marketing and Publicity Coordinator
Art Gallery of Alberta

About the AGA:
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. We are a non-profit organization that has been in Edmonton, on Treaty 6 Territory, for almost a century, engaging imaginations and transforming lives through art. The AGA is focused on supporting diverse artists and the presentation of original exhibitions from Alberta and abroad.  

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Plains Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.