Art Gallery of Alberta

What’s Ahead this January at your AGA

Now is the perfect time to start planning the first month of 2017! Your AGA has an exciting lineup of weekly drop-in activities, registered classes, after work pop-up live music, film nights, artist talks and more.

This January, we open our newest exhibition: Survival Guide. Featuring photographic, print, sculpture, video and performance artworks, Survival Guide examines strategies for survival within a contemporary art context. In conjunction with the exhibition we are organizing special programming and education classes. The first event of the series takes place on Saturday, January 28, where exhibition artists Scott Rogers, Brendan Michal Heshka and Patrick Cruz will hold artist talks and performances in the gallery space.

Visitors of all ages and artistic experience can join in and have fun this month at your AGA!


Yoga in the Gallery
January 17 – March 7
5:30 -6:30pm
SOLD OUT Full Session/$12 Single Class

Season to Season, Coast to Coast Curator’s Walkthrough
January 18, 7pm
Second Floor Gallery
Free with admission

Art For Lunch: David Altmejd: The Vessel
January 19, 12:10pm
Poole Gallery
Free with Admission*
* New for 2017, payment of admission is required to participate. Members’ admission is still free!

Vibe: Pop-up Live Music
January 20, 5pm
All Galleries
$20/$15 AGA Members/$10 Ultra
100 Mile House and Lucas Chaisson will provide the tunes. Photographer Aaron Pedersen will be on site in a live portrait session. Participants can have a portrait taken by Pedersen with the possibility of having their image used for promotional material for the upcoming Self_ Refinery taking place on March 25.


Film Night: One Week, 2008 and The Alan Wood Ranch Project, 1985
January 25, 7pm
Ledcor Theatre

Survival Guide Artist Talks and Performances
January 28, 1:30pm
3rd Floor Gallery
Free with Admission


Exhibition Tours

Every Saturday-Sunday
1, 2, 3 PM


Community Exhibition: 5 Artists, 1 Love
January 21 – February 14

Opening January 28, 5pm
Ledcor Theatre Lobby
This exhibition is in connection with February’s Black History Month.



Weekly Registered Classes

Art Express

Every Thursday
January 12-February 23, 12-1 PM


Kids Studio Art Classes Session 1

Every Saturday
January 14-February 25, 10-11:30 AM


Youth Studio Art Classes

Every Saturday
January 14-February 25, 1-3 PM


Adult Studio Art Classes

Every Thursday
January 19-February 23, 6-9 PM


Drop-In Activities

 All Day Sunday: Coast to Coast

Sunday, January 15, 12-4 PM
Free with Admission


Tours for Tots

Every Wednesday, 10-11 AM


Adult Open Studio Workshops

Every Wednesday, 7-9 PM


Studio Y Workshops

Every Thursday, 4-6 PM


Kids Open Studio

Every Saturday, 1-3 PM


For more detailed information on these programs and to register, visit the events page.