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From June 20 to July 2, The Works Art and Design Festival will draw audiences of all ages and interests, offering over 300 exhibits and performances.

Once again this year, The Works Art and Design Festival is returning to its temporary location on the Alberta Legislature grounds.  

Date: June 20-July 2, 2019
Location: Capital Plaza 9820 107 Street (by the Federal Building on the Alberta Legislature grounds)
Hours:  11am-11pm
Admission: Free

Free to the public, The Works is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. North America's largest, free outdoor art and design festival, The Works has something for everyone!

  • 40 exhibits at 30 venues throughout Edmonton's downtown and around the city
  • Live performances on The Works Street Stage from noon-9:30pm every day
  • Over 300 special events including tours, receptions, and demonstrations

Getting There

Road Closures

Plan your trip ahead of time, as a number of road closures and detours will be in effect from Monday June 17-Thursday July 4. 

  • Full closure of 99 Avenue, from 107 Street west to the Legislature Parkade entry. 107 Street will remain unaffected.
  • Full closure of 108 Street, from 99 Avenue north to the Impark parking lot entry.
  • There will be additional road closures and transit detours on Monday July 1 (Canada Day). Please visit edmonton.ca/CanadaDay for further information.

For other road closure details visit Special Event Road Closures or view the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

ETS Service

The festival can be accessed via LRT using Grandin or Corona Stations with pedway linkages to the site. A number of bus routes operate nearby, including on Jasper Avenue, and the Government Transit Centre on 107 Street.

Please note: From June 17-July 4, the bus stops on 99 Avenue, between 107 Street and 108 Street will be detoured.

For route and schedule details, call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or check the online ETS Trip Planner.

Parking Restrictions

Downtown parking is limited and there are additional restrictions throughout the festival. Please obey all signage, as tag and tow will be in effect. All festival-goers are encouraged to make use of transit, the High Level S​​treetcar, and bike lanes to access the site!

Bicycle parking is available at the corner of 107 Street and 99 Avenue, north of the Federal Building.

Festival Contact

For details about the festival, visit theworks.ab.ca or email marketing@theworks.ab.ca, or call 780-426-2122 ext 235.

For More Information

Civic Events and Festivals Section

Telephone

780-944-7740
Before you call: please note that we can only assist you with events taking place in River Valley Parks and Roads. Please visit Application Process: Neighbourhood Parks or Block Parties to book those type of events.

Fax 780-944-0042
Email civic.events@edmonton.ca

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