March 26, 2007
by Canadian Architect
In its 22nd year, The Works Art & Design Festival provides a dynamic environment to advance the development, awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Canada, and to develop a forum for the exchange of ideas between artists and the public.
Kicking off the first festival of Edmontons summer season from June 22 to July 4, 2007 with world-renowned art exhibits, The Works transforms downtown public spaces into alternative galleries, all of which are free to the general public. By creating a mind-altering experience, the Festival attracts artists and patrons from around the world, boosting the energy and imagination of Albertas capital city for 13 days every summer.
As the largest art and design festival of its kind in North America, The Works is an innovative, free event that draws an audience representing all ages and interests. Each year, the Festival transforms the downtown core into a cluster of event and exhibit spaces. Showcasing the best in cutting-edge design, digital art, and new media technology alongside traditional visual art mediums, The Works continually challenges the boundaries of contemporary art and design in regional, national, and international milieus.
Offering over 200 exciting exhibits and special events to the public, The Works Art & Design Festival is the most unique, free event of its kind. In addition to a vibrant Artisan Market, The Works also offers art-lovers of all ages an opportunity to make art on Churchill Square with the guidance of qualified art instructors.
For more information, please visit www.theworks.ab.ca/festivalfolder/festival/festival.html.