Public Art

For all upcoming gallery openings, art shows, first thursdays, click here to view the community calendar.

Community Calendar


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.

Celebrate Canada's 150th through Art - Find out more here

Canmore's Public Art Collection

The program began in 2003 and commissions permanent artworks as well as supports temporary art programs. The collection currently consists of nine pieces by Canadian artists, and we excitedly await for the tenth piece to be installed the Spring of 2017. Seven out of the nine pieces were created by Canmore artists. Ceannmõre, located along main street was created by an Edmonton artist, Alan Henderson. Touchstone, located in front of Elevation Place, was made by New Brunswick artist Peter Powning.


An interactive map tour of public art and information about utility box art in the Town of Canmore can be found at the links below:

Canmore Public Art Tour Map   -    pdf Utility Box Project Information (4.88 MB)