Town of Canmore

Public Art

Public Art enhances where we live, work, visit and play by encouraging interaction between art, people and spaces. Art is setting a growing trend by being an important and recognized part of our public history and our evolving culture. Public Art is truly for everyone, its free, there are no tickets, you can dress up to see it or view it alone. It is accessible for everyone, providing a bridge between the past, present and the near future.  Canmore has an extensive public art collection and information about the pieces and their locations around town can be found pdf here (2.39 MB) .

Public Art is an enhancement that contributes to public improvement or civic construction projects by creating, reinforcing and enhancing a community’s sense of place. Municipalities gain social, cultural and economic value through public art displays - adding meaning by creating uniqueness to our neighborhoods.

For all upcoming gallery openings, art shows, first thursdays, visit the Canmore Community Calendar Here.

For more information on the Canmore Public Art Committee and how you can be involved click here.

Utility Boxes

Utility boxes are often the target of graffiti and this program is seen as a means of graffiti mitigation, beautification and to showcase Canmore artists.

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Celebrate Canada's 150th

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday we are working on two public art projects that will engage the Bow Valley Community through a series of idea gathering and creation workshops.

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Temporary Art

This temporary Public Art call, themed Celebrate Canada’s 150th: Look Back/Look Forward, is open to all professional artists that reside in Southern Alberta.

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Three Sisters Gallery & First Thursdays

Learn more about the Three Sisters Art Gallery and First Thursdays.

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Canmore's Public Art Collection

Public Art enhances where we live, work, visit and play by encouraging interaction between art, people and spaces. Art is setting a growing trend by being an important and recognized part of our public history and our evolving culture.

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