Whether you are walking, biking, or cruising this downtown tour will take you just over 3 kilometers of exploration. You'll see eight Edmonton Design Week installations, exhibits and events.


Edmonton Design Week
Downtown Walking Tour
Tour length: Approximately 2 hours, 3 km
@EdmontonDesignWeek | #EDW17



1. Design Through Time | Jo Star Interiors

Enterprise Square: Walk through time as you view five displays showing home design from the past 150 years of Canada’s history.


2. The Graphic Appetite: Sin Matsunga Poster exhibition | Harcourt House

Enterprise Square: Shin Matsunaga is one of Japan’s leading contemporary graphic designers, and this is the first major presentation of his design in Edmonton.



3. Retail Gallery | Hard Copy & General Concern

Manulife Place: A collborative retail shop and gallery including goods from the General Concern furniture and home accessory collection alongside books and zines produced for the 2017 edition of the Hard Copy fair.


4. Window Installation | Edmonton Made Gift Catalogue

Gibson Block: An installation of products available from Edmonton-based businesses and featured in Gifted, the inaugural gift catalogue from Edmonton Made.


5. Interactive Art Playground | Impulse and Loop presented by Nuit Blanche

The Quarters. Fifteen interactive, illuminated see-saws (Impulse) and six giant zoetropes (Loop) will transform the Quarters into a space of urban play, filled with light and sound.



6. Luz Mural | Erika & Paul McElhinney 

The Quarters: A colourful and playful art mural with the goal of evoking positive emotions. “Luz” means light in Spanish.  
@er1sanz | @cuginipainting


7. Debris, Window Installation | Nik Mirus

City Centre Mall: Three large-format prints focus on pieces of debris found near Mirus’ studio – a tattered piece of plastic bag, a broken mirror and six-pack rings.


8. Vignettes Design Showcase

Former Reuse Centre: Fourteen teams of designers have been unleashed on three floors of this building, turning it into a gallery of design vignettes. The exhibit also includes five interactive art installations of Canada 150-inspired landscapes, a stylized pop-up dining restaurant and a retail store. @vignettesyeg

Marielle TerHart