Public Art Collection

The City of Lethbridge Public Art Collection is growing and represents a unique and diverse selection of works.

A Departure, Ilan Sandler, 2009

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    Murisanga

    Murisanga

    'Murisanga' seeks to celebrate the multitude of cultures, languages, and ethnicities that make up the community of Lethbridge. The work highlights the term "Welcome" or similar translations in various languages, including Kiswahili, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Arabic,...

    Grace Wirzba
    Who Said That? Who Said That? Who Said That?

    Who Said That? Who Said That? Who Said That?

    The work, Who Said That? Who Said That? Who Said That? celebrates one of the House Finches of Lethbridge, the Robin. Through the use of bright colours and a handwoven background, Mather-Cocks, hopes to inspire the viewer to grow a deeper appreciation and curiosity...

    Karla Mather-Cocks
    Knitted Patchwork Cozy

    Knitted Patchwork Cozy

    Arianna Richardson created this vinyl wrap design using close-up photographs of a gigantic knitted patchwork sculpture that she made in 2022. Her intent was to introduce cozy and lovingly hand-crafted elements to a mass-produced, banal infrastructure object that was...

    Arianna Richardson
    Gaillardia

    Gaillardia

    Beany Dootjes is a Lethbridge-based installation artist whose work frequently references her passion for gardening. For this piece, she chooses to represent native wildflowers of Southern Alberta, focusing specifically on gaillardia (also known as blanket flower)....

    Beany Dootjes
    Striped Skunk

    Striped Skunk

    Leila Armstrong’s design is a bold, stylized drawing of a striped skunk repeated in a wallpaper-like pattern. It is meant to “pop” and be fun while advocating for a better understanding of this much-maligned creature. Armstrong’s goal is to encourage people to embrace...

    Leila Armstrong
    Interwoven Legacies

    Interwoven Legacies

    Interwoven Legacies connects the strong history of ice sports in Lethbridge and the ongoing impact of Logan Boulet’s life and legacy that continues to inspire others across Canada. The artwork was digitally created through manual manipulation, utilizing historical...

    Karla Mather-Cocks
    Niitoyis itsinika’si / Lodge Stories and History

    Niitoyis itsinika’si / Lodge Stories and History

    This work is based on a Blackfoot tipi, with the designs and images becoming "books" in and of themselves. Each tells a different story, and all have the connecting theme of the sky beings, the spirit world, and the earth. The natural world is the foundation of...

    Api’soomaahka / William Singer III
    Awaaniiyaawa / They Are Speaking

    Awaaniiyaawa / They Are Speaking

    Before the written word, narrative was shared and retained through voice. “Awaaniiyaawa” continues the Blackfoot way of learning by encouraging listening. The focus of this project is the voice of the community and the voice of the stories that are housed in the...

    Faye Heavy Shield
    Blue Grama Grass

    Blue Grama Grass

    These steel remnants were part of an electric streetcar line that operated as the Lethbridge Municipal Railway during the first half of the 20th century. Paved over in the late 1940s, this metal graft remained buried beneath 3rd Avenue S until 2021, residing there for...

    Ryan Smitham
    Send Receive All

    Send Receive All

     Inspired by the forms, history and multiculturalism illustrated through Lethbridge’s rich heritage of postal correspondence, Send Receive All consists of three interrelated art components. The Screen artwork recalls the dynamic actions of paper folding for letters,...

    Jill Anholt
    A Vessel In Between Two Places We’ve Never Been

    A Vessel In Between Two Places We’ve Never Been

    In the urban landscape, one is under a constant assault of advertising and bold colour throughout the city. The artist aimed to capture this attention and reframe it by creating a piece that both blends into the environment of the busy street corner and yet stands out...

    Nyne "Stru" Seabound
    Vernacular Ecology

    Vernacular Ecology

    The work, Vernacular Ecology, was made from a printmaking series in which Troy Nickle collected leaves from dandelions, cottonwoods, shrubs, and trees found within Lethbridge. In this way, the work is an homage to the urban ecosystem within our city and river valley....

    Troy Nickle