|Getting There |||In the Basement of The Paint Spot.|
|Mon-Sat 9:30AM - 6PM|
Profile Last Updated: June 11, 2008
As you enjoy the myriad of sights and sounds in Old Strathcona, keep an eye out for an art supply store called The Paint Spot. In the basement of The Paint Spot, there is a rather unusual gallery, aptly named Fringe Gallery. Run by Edmonton artists since 1985, the gallery is a non-profit organisation dedicated to alternative art. Don't expect anything commercial to be hung on the walls - works are often controversial and deal with difficult subjects. The basement location of the gallery makes it perfect and private for immersing yourself in these moving images.
The gallery's curator rotates exhibitions regularly, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, audio and conceptual art. The gallery itself appears to be a post-modern installation, with cracked cement and unpainted walls. It's an absolute haven for local area artists. Anyone from emerging talents to well-known names are thrilled to display their art here, as its locaton ensures plenty of walk-in traffic, and the gallery's reputation ensures their work will be seen and appreciated.
Parking in Old Strathcona: There's limited street parking in the area. The best bet is the public lot at 105 Street and 81 Avenue. There's also good bus service with the #6 and #4 buses.
Contact: The Fringe Gallery does not have its own telephone number. Call 780-432-0240to reach the Paint Spot.