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City Extends Art Exhibition in The Quarters Downtown

Dirt City: Dream City

August 02, 2012

A public art exhibition in The Quarters Downtown has been extended to August 30, 2012.

The Dirt City: Dream City exhibition, produced by the Edmonton Arts Council, was originally funded to run from July 20 to July 30, 2012. The City of Edmonton’s Sustainable Development department arranged for the artworks to be on display for an extra month due to positive feedback and interest from the local community and the general public.

The art can be seen at various locations within The Quarters Downtown, an area undergoing infrastructure upgrades and redevelopment. The exhibition includes sculptures of wood, trees, fabric and rope, as well as graphic designs on billboards, local radio broadcasts and performance art.

Fifteen artists engaged in a collaborative process with curator Kendal Henry to create site-specific public artwork that evokes the history and transformation of the area. The works were selected to encourage interaction. Viewers can climb a mountain, sit in a giant hand, and share their suggestions on how to deal with a broken heart.

The Quarters Downtown is located from Jasper Avenue to 104 Avenue between 95 and 96 Streets. Free maps of the locations are available at TIX on the Square and online.


For more information:

Mary Ann Debrinski

Housing & Economic Sustainability
Sustainable Development
11th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4

Title Director, Urban Renewal


Fax 780-495-9916
Email maryann.debrinski@edmonton.ca

Suzanne Harris

Edmonton Arts Council

Title Communications

780-424-2787, Ext. 235

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