ETS has some fabulous works of art throughout the Edmonton Transit system.
Including art along the LRT system and throughout the city is one of the ways we're trying to make the transit system more interesting for the people who use it! It also gives us an excellent opportunity to support the arts community.
YEG Dignity Mural 2023
Artists: Carla Rae Taylor & 15 others Location: Pedway between Churchill LRT Station & Edmonton City Centre East
The YEG Dignity Mural, a 127-foot permanent art installation in the Churchill LRT pedway is a collaboration between the City of Edmonton and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. It features the work of 16 diverse artists led by lead artist Carla Rae Taylor. The YEG Dignity Mural exemplifies the City's efforts to create more inclusive, vibrant and attractive public spaces for transit riders and the public.
The artwork beautifies and rejuvenates the pedway space through the artists’ personal and cultural perspective with the theme of "Our Earth as Mother.” The project follows the Paint the Rails initiative, which brings the stories of Edmonton's cultural communities to life through art and education. Art within the transit network enhances commuters' enjoyment of public spaces and promotes feelings of safety and security.
Artists: Cezary and Danielle Gajewski
Location: Century Park LRT Station
Selected for Century Park LRT Station through a juried process, Continuum was created by the industrial design team of Cezary and Danielle Gajewski and consists of three spheres suspended in alcoves at the station entrances. Covered with hundreds of maple leaf forms of water-jet cut aluminum, it is an airy bubble of near-nature, visible from most angles by the many commuters who move throughout the building.
Artist: Gabe Wong
Location: Lewis Farms Transit Centre
Rendered in an abstracted, geometric style, Edmonton-based artist Gabe Wong wanted to create images that remind and inform the viewer of the diversity of Alberta wildlife as well as highlight the richness of our environment and the need to conserve and enrich it. Parade 2 is a companion piece to Parade 1, displayed at Meadows Transit Centre.
Artists: Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur
Location: Southgate Transit Centre
"Immense Mode" is a brick and glass mosaic sculpture chosen to be the public art component of the new Southgate Transit Centre through a juried selection process. Artists Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur used thousands of hand-fired bricks to create the sculpture. Each leg measures approximately 20' x 12' x 4' and weighs 21,000 lbs.
Artists: Carla Rae Taylor, AJA Louden, Dana Belcourt, Matthew Cardinal, and with community collaboration (iWeek 2018)
Location: University LRT Station
Starting from the top of the stairwell, “The River” flows through the seven landing stairwells at the University LRT station, closest to the HUB Mall entrance, and provides a vibrant and welcoming space that honours the rich history of the local landscape and animals. Photo courtesy of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.
Paint the Rails
The Paint the Rails project was a collaboration between Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.
The project unveiled five murals, which were inspired by the participation of elders, their teachings and community perspectives.