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Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Art in Edmonton

I heART Edmonton Scavenger Hunt

Did you know that this year, the Edmonton Arts Council turned 25? To celebrate, we want to give back to the people that help make Edmonton's arts community extraordinary, and encourage Edmontonians to get out and enjoy the art in their city.

Over the next 12 weeks (until Nov. 7), we plan to give away more than $10,000 in prizes - you could win things like tickets to exciting events, swag from your favourite collective, and unique pieces by local artists. Make sure you follow along because the prizes and prompts will change every two weeks.

For weeks 11 + 12 of the hunt (October 25 - November 7), we are giving away:

  • GRAND PRIZE: Two exclusive guest list spots for the Roxy Theatre grand opening in January 2022
  • Two subscriptions to the Alberta Ballet 
  • Four tickets to the opening night of Shumka's Nutcracker (Dec. 17)
  • Two swag bags that include a create box from the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, a $50 gift card to TIX on the Square, a cinema six-pack from Metro Cinema, and a book by an Edmonton-based author!

For the final two weeks of the scavenger hunt, go through each mini hunt over the past 10 weeks and select ANY of the prompts across the board to share your #iheARTedmonton experiences with us via Instagram stories or your grid, and tag us in your fun!

Here are the prompts from the past 10 weeks: 

  • Share your photos/stories/experiences of the Fringe past and present with us, and don't forget to tag us and include the hashtag (#IheARTEdmonton)!
  • Attend an outdoor concert! Share your photos/stories/videos and experience of your Al Fresco musical experience with us
  • Visit the Indigenous Art Park ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ (pronounced EE-nu River Lot 11) in the Edmonton river valley!
  • Take a selfie with your favourite piece of public art!
  • Enjoy some found art!
  • Tell us about your favourite Edmonton authors, poets and literary superstars.
  • Visit a local art gallery! Share your experience with us and tag the gallery and #IheARTEdmonton.
  • Listen to an album by an Edmonton artist or/band! You can find a great selection of local artists on Capital City Records at the EPL.
  • Did you attend any memorable arts events this summer? Share your memories and experiences from recent festivals and events.
  • Take a selfie with your favourite #yegmural.
  • Check out some happenings in the Square, or visit us at TIX.
  • Tell us about your favourite online arts experience.
  • Share your photos, videos, or memories of an EAC Summer City Comeback show or a Festival in a Box parade.
  • Delve into #yeg's Zine culture. Share your favourite zines/arts publications with us!
  • Check out a local film!
  • Tune into a local radio station, and let us know what your favourite programming is.
  • Share your favourite local podcast with us!
  • Visit the new Stanley Milner Library - try out the Makerspace or check out the public art by Peter Von Tiesenhausen!
  • Follow three new artists/arts organizations in Edmonton and tell us all about them!
  • There's an artist in all of us! Make something #YEG-inspired and share your artwork, songs, poems, film, dance, or writing with us.
  • A love letter to #YEGarts! Tell us your favourite thing about the #YEGarts community.

How do you get started? Just follow the EAC on social media (on Instagram at @yegarts and on twitter at @artsedmonton), sign up for our EAC Weekly newsletter or visit edmontonarts.ca for details on the latest prompts and prizes. 

If you're not digitally inclined, you can stop by TIX on the Square for a paper copy of the hunt to fill out at home! We'll post new prompts throughout every two-week period, and a maximum of five (5) entries are welcome per person over the two-week period. Send us your entries by tagging us on social media (be sure your settings are set to public), or if you aren't on social media, email us your entry with the subject line I heART Edmonton (info@edmontonarts.ca) or drop your form off at TIX on the Square.


  • Share your experience via social and tag @yegarts along with the event hashtag, #IheARTEdmonton (can be a story post or on your feed - make sure your settings are public so that others can enjoy!)
  • Email us at info@edmontonarts.ca with the subject line I heART Edmonton - whether you share photos, drawings or a line or two about your experience, we'd love to hear from you!
  • Visit us in-person at TIX on the Square to pick up + fill out an entry form!   
This portion of the contest ends on November 7, 2021, 11:59pm MST. We will announce the winners in our stories at 3:00pm the next day. The winners must be residents of Edmonton/surrounding areas and able to pick up their prize from TIX. This contest is not affiliated with Instagram. Employees and board members of the Edmonton Arts Council, as well as members of their households, are not eligible to win.
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