The Works Art & Design Festival

june 22 - july 4 2017 Daily 11 am - 9:30 pm


The Works Art & Design Festival Guide 2017 
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Where to find The Works exhibits! 

The 2017 Works Art & Design Festival will take place on Churchill Square and other venues across Edmonton. The theme of dialogue has been infused into exhibits, programs, events, and performances. 

Dialogue is essential to understanding. Not all dialogue is expressed in words. Interaction changes the course of a project, and often more questions remain than answers. Dialogue is about opening the evolution of an artwork to outside and potentially differing influences before the process is declared complete. 

What to Look For at The Works 2017
The theme of dialogue embraces socially engaged practices, collaborative artworks, artworks involving research, works that include multiple voices or represent a conversation, as well as work that seeks to understand through genuine outreach. 

The Works Art & Design Festival

For 13 days every summer, The Works unleashes art & design throughout one square kilometer of Edmonton's downtown core. Completely free to the public, The Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. Greater than the sum of its many parts, The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art and design!

As North America's largest, free outdoor art and design festival, The Works has something for everyone!

- 50 exhibits at 40 venues throughout Edmonton's downtown and around the city

- live performances on The Works Street Stage from noon - 9:30 pm every day

- over 300 special events including tours, receptions, and demonstrations

The Works Art & Design Festival 2018 will move to the Legislature Grounds, and take place June 21 - July 3, 2018.