Art in Public Places

Creating a Visual Legacy

The City began its collection in the 1970s, and in this time, the collection has grown to include over 300 unique pieces in its collection in a variety of mediums including pottery, painting, sculpture and fibre arts. Most of these pieces are on display throughout St. Albert's civic buildings and spaces.

St. Albert’s Art in Public Places program is part of what makes St. Albert a distinct and attractive community drawing residents, businesses and workers alike. The City's Art Collection reflects a creative community with a welcoming spirit. Local, regional, national and international artists are represented in the Collection.  The artworks can be enjoyed as beautiful and interesting objects in themselves as well as objects that share stories of St. Albert. 

The Public Art Collection continues to grow through the support and leadership of community members, groups and businesses who contribute to its development. In addition, The City's Public Art Policy (C-CS-25) dedicates an annual percent for art, which ensures a legacy for generations to come. 

Banner image: Colour Fields II, Angela Grootelaar, 2010, Acrylic on Panel

Preserving the Legacy

The City of St. Albert is committed to the ongoing documentation, assessment and conservation of artworks in its Public Art collection. Conservation and maintenance by conservators and technical experts ensures that the community's art collection is safe and may be enjoyed for many years to come. Please stay tuned to this website for updates on maintenance projects.

Art in Public Places Virtual Tour

Scenes from the Art in Public Places story map

Take a virtual tour of the City's Public Art Collection of sculptures, murals, and other visual treasures. This interactive experience weaves photos, maps and background information on how these works came into existence.

Launch the Tour

Art in Public Places Selection Committee Roster

The City of St. Albert Art in Public Places Program seeks artists, engineers, designers, business owners and community members to serve as selection committee members in the evaluation of applications for new public art projects.

Selection Committee members are chosen on a project-by-project basis to reflect our artistic and cultural communities who live, work or play in proximity to the proposed artwork, have subject matter expertise and align with the call for artists criteria.

Learn more and apply: Selection Committee Application

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Last edited: June 12, 2024