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Public Art

Strathcona County Council approved its Public Art Plan in June 2014.
Strathcona County's 2014-2019 Public Art Plan (5.0 MB)

The impact of public art on a community is priceless and once experienced, the value only appreciates. Public art has the power to energize public spaces, encourage creative thought and transform the places we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction.

Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions, and calm a hurried life. Public art can enhance the quality of life by encouraging a heightened sense of place and by introducing works of art that can touch viewers today and generations to come.

Metal Pieces Wanted for "Standing Guard" Sculpture


Canmore artist, Cedar Mueller, is collecting steel for her sculpture “Standing Guard”, which will be installed at the RCMP and Enforcement Services Building in 2017. Cedar will be creating 4 horses made of recycled metal.

Members of the community can leave their “contributions” in the bin that is located in the parking lot in front of the building at 911 Bison Way. We ask that you only bring items that are on the list below. If you have a bunch of metal that needs to be looked through or cut up (like off of old cars), Cedar is happy to come and collect it. You can also send photos if you are not sure.

If there is important history that goes with the metal, please attach it to the piece somehow!

For more information, please contact Barb Chapman at or 780-449-1139.

  • Chain of any kind
  • Clutch plates, especially off old tractors
  • Old tools like wrenches, horse hoof trimming tools, rusty rakes, etc.
  • Horse shoes, buckles from old tack if they rust
  • Gears (from bikes too, and brake plates from bikes)
  • Springs
  • Anything interesting looking if it rusts and isn’t too big.
  • Metal piping is NOT desirable, as it is too difficult to bend.
  • Sheet metal off old cars especially if it’s partially rusty with some nice colour still on (like hoods, trunks, doors, etc.) 

Art of Our County

Take a virtual tour of our collection of murals, sculptures and other treasures. Discover the stories behind the artwork and learn about the artists. Works with your mobile device too!

Calls for Artists

There are no calls for artists at this time. 

Artist Contact List

If you are interested in receiving emails about public art programs and calls, please email Barbara Chapman . Artist are encouraged to watch for opportunities listed on this webpage as well as on industry related websites.



Last updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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