Design Week: Events

Love great design but not sure where to start? Here's a guide to some of the events going on during Design Week.

September 21

Gravitypope Window Installation

Throughout Design Week, footwear fiends can stop by gravitypope to learn more about the making of a shoe, check out various types of footwear and learn more about the history of the store's most popular styles, after checking out the window display. The installation will be up for the entirety of Design Week.

Gravitypope, 10442 82 Ave.

Tomnuk & Hunt Amor Introspective

An introspective window display will feature the lighting of Tomnuk in combination with the jewelry of Hunt Amor in a must see display. The introspective will be up for the entirety of Design Week.

Gibson Block, 9611 101A Ave.

Erika & Paul McElhinney Mural

Stop by the Quarters Downtown to check out a colourful, playful art mural created by a husband and wife creative team which is designed to evoke positive emotions within our city.

Quarters Downtown, 10164 96 St. 

September 22

Edmonton Design Week Official Launch Party/Vignettes VIP Gala Night

The Vignettes annual VIP Gala Night is the official launch party for Edmonton Design Week 2017. Celebrate with a night of design, live are and music. Attendees can explore the Vignettes spaces, check out the BUILT x VIGNETTES pop-up store, and more.

Former Reuse Building, 10004 103A Ave.,

The Evolution of Design

Wicket Blue Interiors and Birch & Grey have joined forced to create an exhibition at Southgate Centre. Stop by to see the process of furniture design from concept through to the finished product, giving you a unique inside look at custom furniture creation. 

Southgate Centre, 5015 111 St. 

September 23

Nuit Blanche Edmonton — Impulse and Loop

Nuit Blanche Edmonton and the Department of Urban Renewal have joined forced to host a well-designed, interactive art playground for both children and adults that will stretch across an entire city block. The playground of light, energy and music made its debut at Montreal's Luminotherapie festival in 2015.

Quarters Neighbourhood, 96 St. & Jasper Ave., next to Hyatt Place Hotel

September 24

Opening Reception for Jeske, Ratcliffe & Johnston Exhibition

Stop by ACE Coffee for a casual reception to introduce this exhibition, which includes works by Kenton Jeske, a craftsman and designer of hardwood furniture, Rubeena Ratcliffe, an artist who draws inspiration from landscapes and explores and analyzes imagery with the tools of an architect, and Gordon R. Johnston, an artist fascinated with technology who constructs drawings on an electronic sketchpad.


Ace Coffee Roasters, 10055 80 Ave.

September 25

DIALOG — City Blocks Interactive Exhibition

From September 25 to 29, DIALOG opens its doors to the public and invites Edmontonians to think about the design of their city in an interactive exhibition. The exhibition looks at a variety of grids overlaid to define the city, and visitors can play, learn, build and explore their relationship with the design of the city.

100, 10237 104 St. 

September 26

Heterotopia: Designing social + urban + health futures 

Four Master of Design graduates from the University of Alberta will bring their final research projects to this visual showcase, presenting pieces that provoke questions about urban sustainability, adaptable healthcare, cultural identities and more. The show will feature works from Bahaa Harmouche, Mischa Patel, Derek Jagodzinsky and Siyi Xie.

Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta Campus

September 27

Visit an Interior Design Studio

Interior design enthusiasts can join designer Karla Billey in her downtown design studio/condo for a discussion on interior design, and a talk about how she uses her unique space. 

#115, 10411 122 St.

September 28

Concrete Cat Secret Party

Stop by Concrete Cat for a studio party; chat with like-minded design enthusiasts and enjoy the atmosphere of revelry. Concrete Cat, an atelier that has been around since 2007, uses concrete to produce objet d'art, furniture, architectural elements and more.

5608 82 Ave.


September 29

Graphic Means Documentary Screening

Interested in graphic design, and a fan of documentaries? Check out this screening, presented by GDC, which examines the way various machines and tools have impacted the graphic design industry over the years, from linecaster to photocomposition. 

8712 109 St.

September 30

Citie Home Tour

If you're a fan of interior design, this tour is the perfect opportunity. Participants can take a look inside five residential spaces within the Edmonton area that have eye-catching design elements and interesting stories, and this year's homes include a historic mansion and a contemporary infill duplex. Proceeds from the tour support Citie Ballet.

Various locations

Interested in checking out even more Design Week events? See the full schedule here. 


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