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Capital City Art

EPL offers free space for local artists to display their works. We also provide space for exhibits through partnerships with not-for-profit arts groups, educational institutions and community organizations. By doing so, we hope to encourage creativity and foster collaborative relationships within our communities.

We seek out local artistic talent and promote our galleries as places where other Edmontonians can discover their amazing work. Capital City Art showcases both the community art and permanent art in all our locations.

Gallery at Milner

What have you been doing while physically distancing? Making art at home, you say? Well, we’ve been making a library and we’d love to combine our creative superpowers (in a safe and socially distant way, of course).


We’re seeking submissions for our community art gallery spaces in the soon-to-be-opened downtown Stanley A. Milner Library. The inaugural theme of the community gallery is IMAGINE. We’re inviting community artists to submit works that align with this theme.

We are only accepting original two-dimensional art; works must be framed or on canvas, ready to hang. We also require a brief artist’s bio to be included in each submission, as well as a brief statement of work (1-2 sentences) for each individual piece. Submit your application before June 30, 2020.

For more information about the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project, please visit www.epl.ca/milner-library.

IMAGINE Donor Wall in the Stanley A. Milner Library
IMAGINE Donor Wall in the Stanley A. Milner Library

Gallery at Milner Submission Form

Please submit an online application form. Upload one piece of art per submission. Successful applicants will be the first to showcase their art in the revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library, and will be invited to attend a fun-filled gallery reception event to celebrate their talents (date to be confirmed based on COVID-19 restrictions).

Deadline to submit your application is June 30, 2020.

Community Gallery Spaces

Are you an emerging artist?

EPL encourages creativity and discovery in its locations. We provide free space for artists to display their work in the community. Exhibit space varies from branch to branch. Please apply using the Community Gallery Submission Form.

Community gallery submissions are temporarily closed until further notice due to Covid-19.
Art by Veronica Krawcewicz at the Castle Downs Branch
Art by Veronica Krawcewicz at the Castle Downs Branch

Local Art

Libraries simply make sense for public art, says David Turnbull, Director of Public Art and Conservation with the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC).

“What we’re really looking at is considering the space and the citizens that use that space. And libraries are a place for gathering, for experimenting – they’re a home away from home.”

Photos provided by the Edmonton Arts Council

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