Edmonton’s newest art gallery opens Saturday in a downtown alley.
And the canvas is anything but ordinary, as photographs will be permanently wrapped on seven dumpsters sitting in what has become known as the Alley of Light, from Enterprise Square on 103 Street to Beaver Hills Park on 105 Street, half a block north of Jasper Avenue.
“It’s to animate the space and to hopefully increase community engagement with the space, and ownership of the space by the community,” said Toscha Turner, summer program co-ordinator for Edmonton On The Edge, the group behind the revitalization.
The call for photos was put out a month ago, and guidelines included using a technique called painting with light. Five photos were chosen by a panel of judges and another two will be voted for Saturday.
Turner said the idea is loosely based on the Eyes on the Alley project initiated in the 118 Avenue and 82 Street area last summer to reduce crime and graffiti.
A number of other activities will also be going on Saturday, including a community mural painting, fashion festival, parade and more.
For more information, visit eote.ca.