Town of Canmore

Canmore's Public Art Collection

Notice of potential placement of Public Art: A three dimensional sculptural artwork is being proposed for one of the following locations: East side of Fairholme Drive at the Spur Line Trail; South of Elevation Place on Railway Avenue; and the courtyard in front of 907 7 Avenue. Inspired by the community of Canmore and its residents, the proposed three dimensional artwork will be installed in the fall of 2018 or spring of 2019. If you have any questions or concerns about these locations contact Chris Bartolomie, Supervisor of Arts & Events at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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 in 2018!  Seven out of the nine pieces in the collection 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)