Recent stories about arts

A shopkeeper behind a counter surrounded by stationery products and plants.
business arts

Stationery shop parcel + prose is the latest closure on 124 Street

The parcel + prose stationery boutique is closing at the end of July due to challenges its owner said stemmed primarily from a costly pandemic loan — though this may not be the end of the store.

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People look at art in an indoor space
business arts

Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre focuses on community as it reinvents itself

The Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre appears to have escaped the closures and empty storefronts that plague many urban malls by focusing on specialty stores and building a community, through vendors like the Night of Artists Gallery and its yearly art walk and gala.

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A person sitting on a stage smiles at someone else who is holding a microphone.
technology arts

Game Discovery Exhibition adds new Indigeneity and diaspora summit

The organizer of the ninth annual Game Discovery Exhibition wants to celebrate more people in gaming with a new summit on Indigeneity and diaspora, one of two tracks that tackle equity, diversity, and inclusion in the industry during the conference portion of the event.

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A person stands on stage next to a bed with a transparent orb on top
arts business

Edmonton Opera innovates and collaborates to keep costs low

The growing financial challenge of producing and marketing a large show will now see Edmonton Opera and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra share marketing costs and profits on Die Fledermaus, the opener for the opera's 2024-2025 season.

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arts indigenous

Magazine aims to amplify Indigenous writers and editors

The first issue of a digital literary magazine with a mandate to promote both established and emerging Indigenous writers and editors is readable online.

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A group of people gather outdoors in front of a mural.
arts chinatown

Artist Emily Chu maps Chinatown connection in latest project

Emily Chu's new Chinatown Stories Map, which she has built with several collaborators and is available on June 22, is partly inspired by her exploration of identity in Chinatown. She hopes the map helps others searching for connection to find it.

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A bus drives near construction on 101 Street and Jasper Avenue.
city council business

On the agenda: Edmonton's shrinking share of non-residential taxes, infill damage, construction impact

This week, council committees will meet to discuss options to attract non-residential investment, programs to compensate homeowners negatively affected by infill construction, and grants for business owners near major city construction.

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People dressed in vintage clothes dance in a nightclub with a checkered floor, spotlights, and disco balls.
arts history

New doc recreates Edmonton's norm-busting Flashback nightclub

A new documentary about Flashback, the long-closed Edmonton queer nightclub that's often referred to as the "Studio 54 of the Prairies," uses novel techniques to keep the story and club alive.

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A model walks on a runway wearing Augusta designs.
business arts

Sustainable fashion house hosts runway experience to build city's scene

Fresh off an appearance at Vancouver Fashion Week in April, the founder of an Edmonton-based sustainable fashion brand is set to hold a multimedia art and fashion event of her own.

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