Recent stories about arts

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events technology

Coming up this week: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2023

Opportunities this week include a concert in a pedway, hearing stories about well-being on transit, creating a seasonal craft, watching tech startups pitch, and exploring galaxies with nerds.

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A large crowd gathered at an indoor market filled with art-covered tables.
arts history

Royal Bison organizer moves into printer-hacking practice

Having mentored a replacement market to sustain the legacy of the 16-year-old Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair, longtime lead organizer Vikki Wiercinski is transporting its community-building "DNA" into something called a risograph.

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A woman with red hair poses in a long leather, crocodile-skin patterned trench coat and dark jeans.
arts business

Founder shifts from neuroscience to fashion

One of Edmonton's newest fashion brands comes from the mind of a founder who is finally doing what she wanted to do when she grew up, after detours into neuroscience and an internet-of-things tech startup.

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technology arts

AGNT books a win at Startup TNT's Investment Summit VIII

AGNT, an online marketplace that makes it easier for event organizers to book entertainers, won the Edmonton finale of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VIII.

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Traffic control box on a downtown street with a design featuring Cree syllabics.
infrastructure city council

Calls for public engagement: Alley renewals, park amenities, public art

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on civic initiatives, including renewal projects in Glenwood and Lansdowne, Valley Line West LRT communications, Castle Downs Park plans, and the Vibrant Street Art Contest.

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A drag performer poses near the summit of a butte, wielding a sword, while a photographer squats to the right and takes their photo.
arts drag

Drag.Jpeg focuses lens to smash stigma and reflect diversity

A photography project that celebrates the diverse world of Edmonton drag will culminate in a set of trading cards and two events in January.

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A tabletop game box displays bold and surreal package designs featuring monsters and pizza. Dice and a rule book also sit on the table.
arts business

Edmonton-made role-playing game gets deluxe reprint after big win

Indie tabletop game developer Mikey Hamm is releasing a revamped edition of Slugblaster: Kickflip Over a Quantum Centipede after it was named the Game of the Year at the 2023 Indie Groundbreaker Awards.

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A smiling woman stands in a bookstore, holding a book titled "We Need to Do This."
arts books

New book maps history of women's shelter movement in Alberta

The Alberta Council of Women's Shelters has published a book that shares the previously untold stories of those who created refuges for women and children escaping abuse.

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Game pieces for Blazing Hymn with the slogan "We Will Damn This World Together" beside the rulebook for Coyote and Crow, featuring two Indigenous characters in futuristic gear
arts games

Tabletop fundraiser World Builders YEG makes a play

Fans of indie role-playing games are organizing a tabletop gaming day to raise money for a good cause and promote local creations.

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