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.
"Standing Guard” horses arrive!
Three of the four horses for “Standing Guard”, Strathcona County’s latest public art piece, have arrived at the RCMP and Enforcement Services, 911 Bison Way. The stallion is ‘standing guard’ for his family and community, comprised of a mare and foal looking on and another mare grazing. The final horse will be delivered in December 2017. Canmore artist, Cedar Mueller, creates these beautiful animals from recycled metal including car parts, tools and sheet metal. Cedar grew up on a farm in the Chilcotin Region of British Columbia and spent most of her childhood on the back of her horse. She loves to recreate the beauty and unique and invigorating energy of horses.
We invite you to visit the latest equine residents of Strathcona County and watch for the arrival of the last of the herd!
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.