Street Art Festival - June 23, 2012
Pedal Power Smoothies - June 17, 2012
Chalk in the Alley
Jane's Walk - May 5, 2012
IllumiNITE - February 25/26, 2012
Art Auction - December 7, 2011
Walk the Chalk - September 17, 2011
Colouring the Alley - August 28, 2011
Arts for the Alley - August 13, 2011
Downtown Farmers Market Display - Summer 2011
Park(ed) Day - June 18, 2011
Presentation at Next Gen’s Pecha Kucha 10 - June 17, 2011
Al Fresco Block Party - June 11, 2011
Open House #2 - April 10, 2011
Open House #1- Dec. 5, 2010
Design Charette - April 24, 2010
Lost Spaces Lecture with Greg Smallenberg - April 23, 2010
Identifying Lost Spaces downtown - March 2010
U of A Festival of Ideas Jaime Lerner lecture - November 2008
November 28 – December 7, 2011
Main Floor Atrium, Extension Gallery
Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Visit the artworks created at the July event Arts 4 the Alley, on display in the atrium at Enterprise Square, Extension Gallery.
Coffee/Cheese Gala Reception
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Artists, residents, business owners and everyone invited!
*A silent auction of the art works available.
Sponsored by Alley of Light Project with the City-Region Study Centre, University of Alberta.
The Alley of Light working group presents a fun event for children and families this September 17, from 12pm to 2:30pm, during the Downtown Farmer’s Market and Downtown Edmonton Community League’s Corn Fest. Children will have the opportunity to create chalk art on the Alley pavement. Other activities will include bocce ball and skipping rope—both lead by volunteers. Clowns from the University of Alberta clowning school will be on site to entertain children and families throughout the festivities. All activities are free.
WHEN & WHERE: The Alley of Light between Sobeys and the Icon Towers on 104th Street, half a block north of Jasper Avenue.
Saturday September 17th
On Sunday August 28th a team of volunteers descended on the Alley of Light to brighten it with paint and colour. Organized by the Edmonton Arts Council, the alley just North of Jasper between 103 and 104 received a face lift as three local artists brought their vision to the space. Over the course of the day, the dingy back alley went from drab and grey to attractive and bright. People passing stopped to look and many commented on this first for Edmonton.
Colour Alley Public Art Project: The Edmonton Arts Council has commissioned a transitory public art project for the 104 street alley. This transitory topographical mural project will be designed to beautify and create awareness of the physical alley space through use of colour and dynamic composition/pattern. This artwork will have an exciting, high visual impact in the neighbourhood. Location: A team of three local artists will design and execute a horizontal mural on the asphalt surface of the T-shaped alleyway intersection between 104 street and 103 street and between 102 Ave and Jasper Ave. The site will be used for future programming by the Reclaiming Lost Spaces Committee, bringing more traffic to the businesses in the area. Time: Production will take place Sunday, August 28 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, during which time the alley area will be closed to traffic. The painted surface of the alley is expected to be temporary and will wear away with time.
Don't miss this event - see you there!
For more information, contact Chelsea Boos at the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 760.7284 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts 4 the Alley was held Saturday August 13th in an alleyway north of Jasper between 103 and 105 street. Bringing together the City of Edmonton and a number of community groups for a full day of arts programming, the event asked people to think about how ‘lost spaces’ such as this alleyway might become dynamic destinations. As the first event in the space, the group of volunteer organizers were able to bring awareness to the alley as a unique venue.
Painting started early in the afternoon alongside the Farmers Market, attracting both children and adults, producing over a hundred images. Later in the afternoon, these paintings were displayed at the entrance to and along the alley, enticing passers-by check out the music and performances: John Tidswell, Ehren Flais, Whyte and the Avenues, Shawn Lamble, The Bayonets!!!, Mikey Maybe, Mercury Opera and Swensonic.
A lantern-making workshop (hosted by Harcourt House), and a booth setup by the Wee Book Inn enticed the audience to stay a little longer. To finish the evening, MADE’s screening of This is Berlin, Not New York asked people to question their relationship to art. Plied with free popcorn and beverages the audience left wondering… What’s next for the Alley of Light?
Two Painting Participants:
Art Gallery Alley:
Mercury Opera performs:
Many thanks to our generous sponsors, community partners and creative participants!
All activities to take place downtown, 1/2 a block North of Jasper Ave, between Beaver Hills House Park and 103 Street.
Time Location Activity
1:00 - 4:30 Pocket Park Behind Sobeys Painting
4:00 - 9:00 Alley between 103 and 104 St. Music and Entertainment (schedule below)
5:00 - 8:30 Alley between 103 and 104 St. Lantern Making
9:00 - 11:00 Alley near 104 St. entrance Film This is Berlin, Not New York
4:00 – John Tidswell (Market Forces)
4:40 – Ehren Flais
5:20 – Whyte and the Avenues
6:00 – Shawn Lamble
6:40 – The Bayonets!!!
7:20 – Mikey Maybe
7:50 – Mercury Opera
7:55 – Welcome and introduction
8:15 – Swensonic
9:00 - Movie: This is Berlin, Not New York
On August 13, 2011, the ‘Alley of Light’ will come alive with art and entertainment for a day-long event being held in a downtown back alley. A number of organizations and individuals have been considering this space and how it might be re-imagined to become a dynamic, creative, destination. ‘Art in the Alley’ will bring these groups together for their first event in the alley, which will include music, entertainment, a film screening, and participatory art. Check back on the Edmonton on the Edge event page and the MADE in Edmonton website for more information as the date approaches.
When: August 13, 2011 - all day event
Where: The back alley runs just north of Jasper Avenue between 103 Street and 105 Street (A map can be found on the second page of this PDF).
Who: This event is being organized as a collaboration between MADE in Edmonton, the Downtown Edmonton Community League, the Edmonton Arts Council, and other community organizations. It is supported by the City of Edmonton and Edmonton on the Edge.
June 14, 2011, 104 Street Edmonton
Volunteers Alex, Michael and Hardy work the crowd at Al Fresco.
Alley of Light volunteers will be attending various events and festivals throughout the summer. Come by and check out what we're up to!
Getting from presentations to reality is the tricky part
By Todd Babiak, Edmonton Journal
We're all great schemers. Making the transition from talking to actually doing something is notoriously difficult. It's even harder if no one, in the end, has the opportunity to make millions of dollars.
Beautifying a city is a different sort of enterprise.
Check out the latest issue of Curb Magazine and the Alley of Light Project!
On January 25, 2011, the Alley of Light working group met to discuss next steps for the project. The roughly 30 volunteers, many who have been working on the project since its conception a year ago, developed a timeline and workplan for the year ahead. On the agenda were plans to implement a transitory art project in the space this summer while also continuing to work with the City of Edmonton on design and implementation of the Alley of Light. The volunteers organized into subcommittees:
For nine months nearly 40 individuals from the 104 Street area, including residents, businesses, and interested individuals have been working on continuing the vibrancy of the 104 Street area by imagining how this space can be transformed. About 50-60 people attended the Open House to provide feedback and offer their own ideas.
Powerpoint presentation by U of A Community Service Learning students.
Inspired by Greg Smallenberg's presentation on Reclaiming Lost Spaces, Edmonton on the Edge hosted a design charette where members of the public offered suggestions on how to revitalize two forgotten urban spaces in downtown Edmonton. The group toured these spaces in the 104 Street Area, reflecting on how they could be reclaimed to meet their full potential and re-imagining them as vibrant, engaging places. The alley from Beaver Hills Park to 103 Avenue was chosen to move forward with the redesign process. A smaller working group has been meeting regularly since the design charette to continue work on this project.