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Churchill Square

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), in partnership with the City of Edmonton, programs activity and event Happenings in Sir Winston Churchill Square for casual and day-to-day public use between major festivals and civic events. Since August 2011, EAC Churchill Square Happenings programmer, Bob Rasko, has produced a diverse schedule of offerings open to the public including: Sunday Swing 'n Skate, Live at Lunch, CypherWild and Zumba on the Square. 

>> Click here for more information about Happenings on the Square and an update on spring and summer programming for 2018

Public Art Picnics

EAC is hosting free Public Art Picnics in the community for the second year in a row. Spend an afternoon enjoying some of Edmonton's public art! All picnics are suitable for all ages and are free to attend. Live entertainment, activities and treats will be provided. Food trucks will be available on-site for guests to purchase food and drinks from. Guests are invited to bring their own picnics as well. 

  • Sunday, August 12, 12 pm - 4 pm
    Meadows Recreation Centre
    "The Ballroom" by France Dubois, "Wheatfield with Crows," by Konstantin Dimopoulos, and "Sculptures in Landscapes" by Cliff Eyland
    Entertainment by AC/Dixie and Booming Tree
    Maker corner with themed activities hosted by Zu-Ma
    Summer treats provided by Dedo's Food Truck and Dairy Queen

  • Sunday, August 26, 12 pm - 4 pm
    Stony Plain Rd & 152 St
    "The Musicians" by Bella Totino-Busby and Verne Busby
    Entertainment by Firefly TheatreTrinCan Steel Orchestra and Celeigh Cardinal
    Ice cream provided by Nikita's Creamery

  • Sunday, September 9, 12 pm - 4 pm
    Castle Downs Park Pavilion
    "Mountain Brother" by Sergio Serrano and Alexander Stewart
    Live entertainment and a lenticular art activity

>> Click here for more information

EAC Workshops 

The EAC is pleased to offer a variety of information sessions and professional development workshops to the Edmonton arts community. Past workshops have included Grant 101 presentations, workshops for upcoming grants, public art workshops, arts marketing sessions and more.

The Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Heritage Council is hosting a workshop to inform artists, community members, and those with an interest in telling the stories of Edmonton about grant opportunities. You'll learn about eligibility requirements, hear from past recipients, and have the opportunity to ask our staff questions about how best to put together an application.

Grants that will be discussed include the Edmonton Arts Council's Artists Project Grants and Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant, as well as the Edmonton Heritage Council's Project Accelerator Grant.

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (8538-107 Ave NW), Lunch Room (Main Floor)

  • Shawn Tse, filmmaker (EAC Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant and EHC Project Accelerator Grant recipient and juror)
  • Jalal Barzanji, writer (Artis Project Grant recipient and Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant juror)
  • Oksana Movchan, visual artist (EAC Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant recipient)
  • Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lenno, community organizer (EHC Project Accelerator Grant recipient)
    Details for the second workshop will be announced soon. 

This event is free but registration is required, please register here.

Community Events

Check out our calendar of arts and culture events happening in the community.


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Edmonton Arts Council • Prince of Wales Armoury, 2nd Floor, 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 3Z9 • info@edmontonarts.ca • p. 780.424.2787 | f. 780.425.7620