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Showcase: Small spaces | big ideas

March-April Showcase currently on display! 

Registration for Showcase May-June 2020 is now open!

Check out the dates below and click here to book your space.

Install Date Showcase Dates Pickup Date
January 4 January 9 Jan 11 - Feb 25  February 28
February 25 February 29 Mar 3 - Apr 21 May 1
April 21 May 2 May 5 - Jun 23 July 2
June 23 July 3 Jul 7 - Aug 25 August 27
August 25 August 28 Sep 1 - Oct 20 October 29
October 20

October 30

Nov 3 - Dec 22 January 8

SHOWCASE: Small spaces | big ideas is a community art project that highlights the work of local artists and creators.

Local design firm Oliver Apt. took inspiration from the building’s own architectural zinc tiles and created a constellation of 26 mini-exhibition spaces available for 2-month bookings. This non-juried exhibition is open to anyone of any age, experience or background who wants to show their artwork at the AGA. Each booking period brings a new look at the diversity of Alberta's creativity.

The AGA retains the right to refuse any submission that is deemed inappropriate for presentation in the public realm, primarily commercial in its intent, offensive and/or dangerous. The AGA also retains the right to remove a Showcase artwork at any time. Should this occur, the Showcase participant will be informed.

Please note: The AGA will make every attempt to book the Showcase space requested; however, an alternate Showcase space may be allocated at the AGA’s discretion depending on space available and submitted works.

Submitting Work to Showcase: Helpful Hints


  • Registration is done online, via the link at the top of this page. Click the link and follow the prompts to select a space, then input your information into the form. Spaces are priced individually, $21 plus GST.
  • When registering, make sure to use current contact information that you check regularly. If we are unable to contact you, we may not be able to return your work to you at the end of your Showcase period.
  • Be detailed about display methods, and the works themselves. We often get multiple works in one submission, and in that case, we need to know which work is which. 

Preparing Works

  • As every artist knows, always label your work. please include the artist name and title of work somewhere inconspicuous on the work so we can keep good track of it, and return it safely to you. Taking a documentary photo of the work is also good for your records, as well as pickup.
  • Works for drop-off should be in a labeled bag or box that will safely transport the art and can be stored properly.
  • The image below indicates the size of the space you will be renting and therefore your work will need to fit these measurements.
Showcase dimensions

Drop-off and Pickup

  • Once you register for your space, you can drop your work off at the Guest Services Desk during regular gallery hours.
  • Your work must be labeled and packaged, with a paper copy of the submission form filled out and signed.
  • Once the Showcase period has ended we will contact you for pickup. If you do not pick up the work within 10 days we cannot guarantee work will be kept, as storage is limited.
  • Pickup is at the Guest Services Desk. Provide your name and a brief description of your work and they will retrieve it from storage.

Hours - The AGA is temporarily closed

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed


AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1