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Caitlin Thompson, Rhizome (Hot Gossip), 2017. Fabric, thread, fake nails, decoy eyes, rhinestones, tassels, cording, buttons, plastic, p aint, Velcro. Collection of Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Installation view of Second Skin , Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023. Photography by Charles Cousins, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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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!

Refinery: Last of Us

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Get your tickets to the scariest art party this Halloween!

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 a Premium Pass for two drinks at the VIP bar!

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

NEW: Membership Sale

October 18 – November 12

Step into a world of endless creativity and wonder at the AGA with your exclusive annual Engage membership. Get year-round access to all exhibitions for the season, plus a bunch of other cool benefits, all for a great price.  Makes a great gift for the art lovers in your family as well! Enjoy:

  • 20% off AGA Engage Membership – that’s less than $4 a month!
  • Free access to the AGA and 14 other Canadian galleries, year-round.
  • 20% at shopAGA from November 1-12.
  • Access to our Member Only Preview for our November 3 exhibition opening reception.

...and more! 

New Art Classes

Adult Registered Class | Figure Drawing I

October 28 –December 16, 2023

Adult Registered Classes are 8-week sessions focused on a theme or style of artmaking and include exhibition visits, sketching and experimentation, instruction from a trained Artist/Educator and more!

In ‘Figure Drawing I’, learn the fundamentals of figure drawing through a series of gallery explorations and live model sessions.  Work with professional artists to investigate the technical side of drawing.

*This class will feature clothed and nude models.

Seniors' Art Classes | Botanical Drawing and Landscape

November 16 –December 21

Our Seniors’ Art Classes are 6-week sessions designed to build artistic knowledge and art-making prowess within a particular theme. 

In ‘Botanical Drawing and Landscape’, Take an artful look at the science of collecting and documenting plant specimens and the changing landscape. Visit current exhibitions for observational sketching and work alongside a knowledgeable Educator to hone your drawing skills.

Classes, Tours, Films and More

Free Thursday Nights | Presented by EPCOR

October 26, 4-7pm

Join us for free admission between 4 and 7pm, presented by EPCOR! Explore our galleries, browse shopAGA and more. 

Art & Language Meetup (French, Spanish and English)

November 4, 1-3pm

This event is open to everyone looking to meet new people, spend time with old friends and converse in their preferred language. Language learners are encouraged to join in and hone their language skills in a safe and fun environment. 

Weekend Art Classes

November 14-December 16

Make new friends and experiment with art with our Weekend Art Classes for kids ages 6-12 and teens ages 13-17. There’s something for everyone:

Light Writing  (ages 6-8) | 10-11:30am

Drawing from Nature  (ages 9-12) | 10-11:30am

Re-imagined Portraits (ages 13-17) | 1-3pm

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 19 | Surface Design

October 26 | Mask Making

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 15 | Art Stencils

October 22 | Surface Design

Art Sales and Rental

Need a change? 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. Come by or learn more online.


This fall, spoil yourself and your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind item from 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.  Own a unique, handcrafted item while supporting local creators!

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

In the Community

Catch the Halloween night performance of Little Shop of Horrors at The Citadel Theatre!

On October 31 only:

  • Free ghost tour of the Citadel (with proof of your ticket to that night's performance)
  • Wear a costume and snap a pic to be entered for a draw
  • Buy your signature Little Shop of Horrors drink at the bar
  • See a costume display in the lobby from past productions
  • Get a discount on our delicious Pinocchio Ice Cream!

Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi comedy musical about the meek and bumbling assistant of a struggling floral shop who happens upon a strange new plant that causes business to boom. But when the plant starts to speak, promising fame and fortune, he finds the plant also develops an unquenchable thirst for human blood. One of the longest running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop of Horrors has an electrifying, 60s inspired, pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

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.