Collector at heart contributes to artistic festival

We’ve all got one — that collection of something we love. Whether it’s books or baseball cards, caps or comic books, it seems to be part of human nature to find and gather things that make us happy. Local artist Marlena Wyman is exploring the relationship of people to their […] Read more »

Collaborative Spaces: Creative Practices builds community for artists

This is a city where creativity and community go hand in hand. In this series, I’m exploring the local businesses and spaces whose collaborative natures make them more than the sum of their parts. At Creative Practices Institute, Edmonton artists are finding new ways to connect, grow and thrive. Opened in […] Read more »

Storify: #28DaysOfYEG week 1 recap

#28DaysOfYEG Challenge

Are you playing along with our #28DaysOfYEG challenge? You still have three weeks to join the fun! Check our list of ways you can enjoy winter in Edmonton, then read on to get inspired by our blog team’s adventures completing the list and our weekly Storify recap. Check back each week for updates! No. […] Read more »

Learning to carve with the Northern Alberta Woodcarvers’ Association

Whimsical house Northern Alberta Woodcarvers' Associationn

I’ve always wanted to be able to create something that is both beautiful and useful. I cross stitch, which is really more decorative than practical. I’ve tried knitting, and it’s not working out too well (I’m the only person I know who has sustained a knitting-related injury). So after seeing […] Read more »

Print-making spectrum covered at SNAP

I was first introduced to the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) in March of this year when I attended their Drink and Draw event, a casual affair for both creative and non-creative types, to get their artistic juices flowing. I was enticed by the Drink and Draw event because […] Read more »

Timeraiser Edmonton a win-win-win fundraiser

Timeraiser Edmonton is fast approaching. Held on Nov. 5, 2015, Timeraiser is a volunteer-matching fair, a silent art auction and a night out on the town. The big Timeraiser twist is rather than bid money on artwork, participants bid volunteer hours. Throughout the evening, participants meet with various non-profit organizations in […] Read more »

Public art in Edmonton: Touring the city with Brittney Le Blanc

Edmonton’s social darling and media maven, Brittney Le Blanc, is a huge advocate for all things Edmonton, including the city’s public art scene. Over the last several years, Britl (as she is known on Twitter and Instagram) has developed an extensive network in the city (you may remember her as […] Read more »