What is the Works Art & Design Festival?

The Works Art & Design Festival is an annual festival that takes place over 13 days, always including Canada Day, in downtown Edmonton. The focus of this festival is to provide a place for everyone to connect with art and design in their own back yard. Through visual art exhibits, performance art, all-ages art making, and live stage scheduling, everyone can find something to enjoy.

The Festival welcomes everyone, so there is something for any age and all levels of training in art. We are also proud to welcome your furry family members, as Capital Plaza and our All-Ages Patio is pet friendly.

Where/When is the Festival?

This year the festival is returning to Capital Plaza on the Alberta Legislature Grounds, though in the past you might recognize it from Churchill Square.

The Works Art & Design Festival runs from June 20 - July 2, 2019.

The Works Schedule
The Works Street Stage Schedule

The Works Street Stage Schedule

How do I get there?

Capital Plaza is easily accessible by LRT or bus. There is also paid parking at various lots and streets surrounding the Legislature Grounds.

The Plaza is also accessible by bike, skateboard, and roller blades, however we ask that you refrain from using those on Capital Plaza!

See a map below to plan out your route to get to The Works!


We are proud to announce that The Works Art & Design Festival is, and has always been, completely free to the public!

The Works is a non-profit organization, so if you would like to lend your support, we gladly accept donations! These donations help fund not only the Festival, but our community education events, and our Internship program.

A donation may be financial, material, or by volunteering your time to help make the Festival run. You can also support our ticketed events, such as the Walk With The Works: Roving Reception (Info and tickets here), or even visit our All-Ages Patio, sponsored by Alley Kat Brewing Company and purchase a drink.

Every donation counts and we greatly appreciate any contribution!

How much does it cost?

There are so many ways to get involved with The Works Art & Design Festival! Some of them include:

and many more!

How can I get involved?

Contact us on social media or with the form below for any more information about The Works Art & Design Festival!

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