Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Edmonton Culture - Festivals, Events and Galleries

Can you imagine the joy and magnificence of attending a variety of diverse cultural events all year round? Well, that is exactly what most Edmontonians have a chance to do. Home to folks from different cultures, Edmonton hosts myriad festivals to celebrate its multicultural heritage. For this, the city is known as the ‘City of Festivals’.

In Edmonton, you will be able to check out more than 40 major festivals annually. These festivals feature visual arts, street performers, music theatre, dance, jazz, folk blues, classical music and a lot more. Most of these Edmonton culture festivals take place at Sir Winston Churchill Square, located in the heart of the city.

The Downtown Arts District surrounding the Square is home to many cultural buildings and Edmonton galleries. These include the Winspear Centre, the Citadel Theatre, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Stanley Milner Public Library and the art rich City Hall.

Edmonton also has 150 community leagues. These community leagues allow neighbors to get to know each other, take part in Edmonton culture activities, and work together to build a healthy and safe community. They help organize festivals and cultural events in the city, as well as arrange trips to local art galleries and live music venues.

You would be interested to know that Edmontonians are among the highest spenders of arts and culture in Canada. Every year, the Edmonton Arts Council spends millions in grants to support artists, and promote cultural events. Edmonton culture has something for everyone. Visit our festivals, musical events and art galleries, today.

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