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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    Black Diamond

    Black Diamond

    Standing forefront in this image is four unidentified men posing near a coal mine shaft. A key to Lethbridge’s initial boom, coal mines generated work for many young men and brought people to the city. Black Diamond features “Galt Coal” which was a leader in the coal...

    Jason Trotter
    How Can I Miss You If You Never Go Away

    How Can I Miss You If You Never Go Away

    Commissioned by the Downtown Revitalization Steering Committee as part of the initiative to beautify and revitalize Galt Gardens. The work was to be located in a public, high-traffic, family-orientated location. It encourages interaction and community engagement,...

    Andy Davies
    Wrangling Willie and the Wind Eater

    Wrangling Willie and the Wind Eater

    This kinetic sculpture started as a concept for a durable, ornamental windsock. “Willie” is fabricated from light gauge aluminum sheeting that is riveted together, features a rotor in the front to add to the motion effects and finally the windsock was personified with...

    Alex Pavlenko
    Strung

    Strung

    This artwork was conceived during an artist’s residency at the McIntyre Ranch in southern Alberta in 2004. Strung is on long term loan to the Allied Arts Council. The overwhelming immensity of the place caused Ferguson to look closely at the small details in and...

    Gord Ferguson
    Johnnie Chinook

    Johnnie Chinook

    A whimsical mural depicting a trumpeter competing against the wind. Commissioned by the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone to beautify the core. This mural is 25’ high x 62’ wide (Approximate Location: North west, 315 5th Street, Lethbridge AB, T1J 0H3)

    Alex Pavlenko
    Destiny Manifesting

    Destiny Manifesting

    Destiny Manifesting (Buffalo Stampede) is another mural done by Alex Pavlenko in Lethbridge’s core. This mural depicts chaos on the loose. Pavlenko plays with the 2-dimensional breaking into 3-dimensional. This piece was commissioned by the Downtown Business...

    Alex Pavlenko
    Standing by Horse

    Standing by Horse

    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. Standing by Horse was one of the first public art pieces in City Collection. This work...

    Corne Martens
    Historical Series

    Historical Series

    James Marshall’s Historical Series is a collection of 14 clay relief sculptures. These reliefs pay homage to important stories of Lethbridge. Local to Medicine Hat, Marshall’s use of clay acknowledges the large industry of clay and brick work that came from his city....

    James Marshall
    One and One

    One and One

    One and One is based on the story of a man who moved into his barn each winter to sleep with his work horses. John McEwen’s work features 16 small, steel horses and twin barn forms. This work was installed to go alongside John McEwen’s 1988 exhibition at the Southern...

    John McEwan