Capital Boulevard Legacy Public Art Project – Canada 150

This Project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, with matching investments from partners: the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Edmonton; and support from the Downtown Business Association, and The Works Society.

 

The Project

Alberta Artists will create five original sculptural works of art. The sculptures will bring meaning to Capital Boulevard by creating lasting landmarks, and will become part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection.

The five Artworks will be a legacy for Canada’s 150th anniversary. Alberta artists will contribute to the interpretation and storytelling of Canada’s past, present and future. The sculptures will reflect Canadian landscapes, culture, history and/or values such as diversity, inclusion, reconciliation and inspiring youth. The artworks will be a symbol of community collaboration and partnership as citizens come together for Canada 150. 

 

The Location  

Capital Boulevard encompasses five blocks of 108th Street between 99th Avenue and 104th Avenue. Centennial Plaza is located south of the intersection at 99th Avenue and 108th Street. The City of Edmonton has built five focal points, one per block, designated to be prominent sites for “primary public art & design works”. These five focal points (sites) are positioned in the mid-block along Capital Boulevard, allowing for pedestrian and vehicular traffic to flow around them on all sides (vehicles moving North-South and pedestrians East-West).

 The Capital Boulevard Re-Design was a renovation project to complement the Government of Alberta’s restoration of the Federal Building and the creation of the new Centennial Plaza. The new ceremonial 108th street highlights the connection of the Provincial Legislature to Alberta’s capital city and celebrates the shared history between Alberta and Edmonton, while providing a grand view from the Alberta Legislature to MacEwan University.