The Places Goals

The goal of The Art & Design in Public Places Program (The Places) is to plan, develop and site art and design in downtown Edmonton to raise the profile and livability of the area, thereby increasing the attractiveness of downtown locations for business, residents and tourists.


The Places aims to:
• Help create a downtown where people want to live and work
• Directly and indirectly create employment, a larger tax base, and other economic benefits
• Foster a more tightly knit sense of community
• Develop and sustain partnerships with the private sector and improve the overall business environment

The Places plans to meet the performance targets:
• The completion of art/design projects each year
• Review a substantial number of proposals submitted by artists and designers every year
• Contribute to increased resident and tourist traffic in the Edmonton area
• Contributes to lower commercial vacancy rates in the downtown area building a more active small business community
• The Places used as a model by Edmonton areas outside the downtown