Art in Public Places

The heart and soul of any city or community is defined in part by what residents deem to be important for promoting their sense of well-being and for enhancing their quality of life. The extent to which arts and culture is celebrated and is an integral part of a community indicates how much well-being and quality of life is valued.

It is in the spirit of personal well-being, increased quality of life and community enhancement that City Council has approved an annual allotment to the Mayor’s budget for the purpose of purchasing up to two pieces of art, per year, to place on public display, for all residents and visitors to appreciate and enjoy. This has been made possible through the Art in Public Places Program.

Some of the many benefits of the Art in Public Places Program for the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan are:

  • A demonstration of the City’s clear belief in the importance of culture, heritage and creativity in the lives of individuals and communities.
  • Increased public appreciation and awareness of art.
  • An enhanced sense of community pride and identity.
  • Increased opportunities for dialogue amongst citizens regarding their community and the issues that affect it.
  • A lasting legacy for future generations.

Interested in learning more or submitting your artwork?  View the Art in Public Places Submissions Guidelines and Procedures

The Art in Public Places Gallery is located between the Lion’s Mane and the Fort Saskatchewan Pottery Guild’s Studio in the Dow Centennial Centre (8700 – 84 Street).

Art in Public Places Artists
YearArtist NameName of ArtworkLocation
2018 (Adult) Shirley Yakimets Faith Filled Sentinel across the River Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2017 (Adult) Linda Morrow Summer Time Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2016 (Adult) Sandra Whiting Dogwood Daze Royal Canadian Legion Branch 27
Outside the Normandy Room
9964 - 93 Avenue
2016 (Student) Gwynne McMaster The Old Barn Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2015 (Adult) Tammy Kindred Roots Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2015 (Student) Miranda Mullen Aged Dandelion Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2014 Amanda Milke Hallelujah Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2013 Katherine Braid Remember the Blacksmith Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2012 Kevin Bonk Water We Lookin' At Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2011 Ray Truscott A Migration Moment Dr. Turner Lodge
9422 - 94 Avenue
2010 Eric Young Old Elementary School Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School
9802 - 101 Street
2009 Dale MacMillan Home Ice Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2008 Dennis Coughlin Home on Alberta Lake City Hall, Lang Room
10005 – 102 Street
2007 Lois Hamilton Dancing Sunflowers Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
2006 Ted Griffiths Nature's Family City Hall, Second Floor
10005 – 102 Street
2005 Paul Braid Cholowski's Barns on Highway 15 Art in Public Places Gallery
Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street