The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program is funded through a percent for art program as initially defined in the City’s 2008 – 2010 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Lethbridge Percent for Art Program allocates dollars to a pooled Public Art Fund based on 1% of Community Services capital projects budgets.
601 3 Ave S | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artists Catherine Ross and Denton Frederickson created Aeolian Aviary as a sculptural sound installation for the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. It combines the acoustic resonance of a wind and light sensitive string instrument with the dynamic emergence of a flock of cast aluminum birds.
230 8th St. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artist Marta Blicharz’s design, Bit Portal, was selected to generate artwork for this gateway. This work is based on the imperfect nature of digital media and its susceptibility to pixelation. Focusing on the element of abstraction that occurs with digital media this artwork blocks out portions of the gateway leaving pieces of what lays beyond visible.
2305 Parkside Dr S | Lethbridge, Alberta
The artists Paul Reimer and Nathan Siemens have a philosophy that a piece of art is an object that requires human interaction. "Our intention is to incorporate the impact of the skateboardersʼ use of the sculpture as part of the creative process, both physically and emotionally," the artists say as they speak about Connected Ribbon. The intent of this project was to provide a public artwork that recognizes the donors who made the construction of this much-desired community facility possible.
502 1st St. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1Y4
Artist, Ilan Sandler, based A Departure on three types of driver train wheels that have crossed the Alberta CPR High-Level Bridge since 1909. These three aluminum sculptures were installed in 2009 during the Bridge’s Centenary year.
Indian Battle Rd. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artist Terry Billings designed Listen so each visitor's experience of the river valley park and the center would be enhanced and their interaction with the unique location would be made more meaningful because of the art work. Listen is a sound mirror. As a passive hearing aid, Listen does not create sound but will amplify the sounds entering the parabola for a listener who finds this focus with their ear.
1002 4 Ave. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artist, Corne Martens, is known for his figurative bronze sculptures. He is local to Southern Alberta and Standing by Horse is a full-scale representation of a man sitting by his horse.
910 4 Ave. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artist James Marshall created this collection of 14 clay relief sculptures. These reliefs pay homage to important stories of Lethbridge. Historical Series acknowledges the stories of Lethbridge while communicating in a medium that speaks to the region’s history of production.
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 0C6
This piece of public art is part of an art exchange with the City of Saint-Laurent to celebrate our sister city twinning arrangement.
74 Mauretania Rd W, | Lethbridge, Alberta
These large-scale murals on acoustic tiling playfully interact with the surroundings of the ATB Centre Galleria.
74 Mauretania Rd W | Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 5A8
A photographic mural above the aquatic centre at the ATB Centre.
207 4th Ave. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0M8
Artist, Douglas Senft, created Signal as a tribute to smoke. Caught as if by the wind coming up from the Oldman River Coulee, Signal twists and turns, spiraling like smoke as it rises into the air.
230 8th St. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artist, George Heagle, created a work that represents the bringing together of the visual art, craft, performance and larger communities of Lethbridge in one facility through his use of floating wooden blocks which slowly meld together forming a solid foundation on each end of the desk.
230 8 St. S. | Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 5H2
Artists Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew created Mirrored Earth to be an artwork activated by the movement of passersby - the community becoming part of the artwork. Scattered mirrors react and move to the movement of passersby, evoking the glimmer of sun on water, a flutter of rising birds, the way sunflowers follow the sun’s passage through the sky.
5920 13 St. N | Lethbridge, Alberta
Artist, Tony Bloom, designed Threshold to be the new sculptural entry into the Royal View Memorial Cemetery. The design of the gate offers a transition zone for visitors to the cemetery, a moment to move from ordinary life of the street to a special place of peace and reflection.
211 Scenic Dr. N
Artist Gerry Houghton designed Courage and Dedication to include a backdrop of the mining facility superimposed with the figures of miners in various work related poses that illustrate the Lethbridge's mining history. The reliefs sculpture's installation at the entrance to a tunnel is rather enchanting and very appropriate.