— Around the Core —

3 Artsy Ways To Appreciate the Core’s Public Spaces

Src: EFCL.org

Src: EFCL.org

CHALKING UP CHURCHILL
SEPT. 6: Remember the days of drawing chalk on your driveway? Now you can relive your childhood, only you’ve got all of Churchill Square to call your canvas. Picture it now, collectively coloured by countless expressions of love for our city and community. You’re encouraged to bring your own chalk. (Churchill Sq.)

Park(ing) day 2014. Image Courtesy of Paula Kirman/Flickr

Park(ing) day 2014. Image Courtesy of Paula Kirman/Flickr

PARK(ing) DAY
Sept. 18: Join your neighbours in pulling off Edmonton’s version of an annual worldwide event, wherein
citizens, artists, designers and activists turn metered parking spots into temporary pubic parks. In a show of grassroots community development, last year’s event saw bocce ball, gardens and tea time where there’d otherwise be vacant vehicles. The installations are meant to display the versatility of public space and how it can represent the people who live here. (Around 97 St. and 101 Ave.)

BEYOND DOWNTOWN
OCT. 3: We all know the giant baseball bat and Mahatma Gandhi bust, but what about those public artworks that are hard to find? This free bus tour starts with central Edmonton hidden gems, then heads off to see the newest public arts highlights and other unexpected places throughout the city, before finishing with a tour of a local art studio. Space is limited; email bustour@edmontonarts.ca to reserve your spot.