|Getting There |||Located on the third floor.|
|Cross Street |||Jasper Avenue NW|
|Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM; Sat 12PM-4PM|
Profile Last Updated: December 22, 2008
From tragedy comes art and beauty. In 1987, after a tornado devastated parts of Edmonton, an art auction was held to benefit the victims. The organizers of that auction then turned their energies to creating a permanent art spot, which eventually became the Harcourt House Arts Centre.
Today, the Centre includes a public art gallery, an art education program, studio space and life-drawing sessions for artists. Harcourt House Gallery presents art that falls outside the focus of the commercial galleries. The gallery is divided into two display areas: the Main Gallery and the Front Room. Most of the Main Gallery's artists are emerging artists from Edmonton and other Canadian centres. The Front Room is for Edmonton-based artists and Harcourt members exclusively to present new or experimental works.
The art on display may include ceramics, folk arts and crafts, mixed media, installations, fibre art, paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture. A new exhibit is mounted in both areas of the gallery every five weeks, and a special members-only show is put on for public viewing every December.