Jun 2021

Nextfest in the Wild: How to Safetly View 2021 Visual Art

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Haylee Fortin paints the new Nextfest Mural. This is a close up of her brush stroke.

Nextfest Art in the Wild

Nextfest is back online this year with our nightly live stream events and our on-demand content, but did you know you can view Nextfest visual art in the wild?

There are four socially distant spots in Edmonton that you can see the fantastic works of Nextfest artists.

Our Visual art curator, Rebecca Pickard, spoke with Edmonton Journal about this year’s visual art galleries: Read the article here.

Note: When viewing these works it’s important to stick to current Alberta COVID-19 guidelines. Please mask up when necessary, keep six feet apart, and only visit with those in your household.

Stay safe out there!


The Nextfest poster signage in front of the Next Act Pub.

Currently, only patio seating is available at the Next Act Pub, but thankfully the art is hanging in the window for all passers-by to see.

Here are the details:

Artist(s): Hanna Dotzenroth
Where: Next Act Pub
8224 104 Street NW
11am – 10pm Mon-Fri
10am – 10pm Sat & Sun


Art works are hanging in the window of the Army and navy.

In the windows of the Army and Navy Department Store on Whyte Avenue is a plethora of incredible visual art pieces. Four Nextfest artists have installed their work for your to stroll by,  view, and discuss!

Take a stroll by and check out these amazing works.

Here are the details:

Artist(s): MV, Katie Hartwig, Boyd Webber, and Tracy Bradley
Where: Army and Navy Department Store
10411 82 Ave NW, Edmonton
24/7 Street View


The Lowlands Project Space features five of our incredible visual artists. To comply with social distancing, all viewings must be by appointment.

Indoor gallery open to single-household groups by appointment only. Email steven.teeuwsen@gmail.com to book.

Here are the details:

Artist(s): Heather Savard, Connor MacKinnon, Ryan Andrade, Hollis Hunter, and Ambar Azcorra
Where: Lowlands Project Space
11208 65 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-8pm

4. Nextfest Mural Project

The mural artist stands on a ladder painting the blue, purple, and yellow mural.

The Arts Barns is getting a new coat of paint — Nextfest’s 6th mural project is already in progress!

Come stroll by and check out the progress that our artist has made on Old Strathcona’s newest mural. This piece is being created on one of the shop doors next to the Backstage Theatre.

Please keep a respectful distance from the artist while she is working. When visiting, please mask up.

Artist(s): Haylee Fortin
Where: The Backstage Theatre
10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-8pm


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