The Works Art and Design Festival

The Works of Art & Design Festival is the largest free, outdoor art and design festival in North America. 

Festival Dates: -
Community: Edmonton
Region: Edmonton & Area
Province: Alberta
Festival Type: Arts & Culture

For 13 days every summer, The Works unleashes art & design throughout one-square-kilometre in  Edmonton's downtown core. Completely free to the public, the festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. Greater than the sum of its many parts, The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art & design!

As North America's largest, free outdoor art & design festival, The Works has something for everyone.

  • 55 exhibits at 29 venues throughout Edmonton's downtown and around the city
  • Live performances on The Works Street Stage from 12 - 9:30 every day
  • Over 200 special events including tours, receptions, and demonstrations

Schedule Of Events

The Works Art & Design Festival is the largest free, outdoor art and design festival in North America. Since 1986, over six million visitors have experienced more than 14,000 artists and designers in 1,200 exhibits in Edmonton's downtown area. 

Walk with The Works

Book a custom tour. Contact 780-818-4421 for more information.

Roving Reception

This is a ticketed event. Explore multiple exhibits, starting with refreshments and artist talk by Patrick Moore at the Winspear Centre.

124th Street Gallery Tour

Find out what Edmonton has to offer year-round. Tour of some of the prominent galleries on 124th Street during the 124 Grand Market.

Special Celebrations

Churchill Square is a place for celebration. Visit and share in some of Canada's favourite holidays!

Visit The Works Official Website for detailed event information.