Downtown Spark

Downtown Spark
May 23- June 2, 2024

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Ignite your imagination at Downtown Spark!

Kick off festival season with an outdoor party that brings inflatable art from around the world. Downtown Spark 2024 runs May 23 – June 2 and it’s free to attend.

Featured events:

More events coming soon!

Whimsical art installations

from around the world. #DTSPARK

Art Installations

Location: A

Lost Dogs Disco

Eness

Churchil Square
Sir Winston Churchill Square

Location: B

Lost

Amanda Parer

ATB Place
10030 MacDonald Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2B7

Location: C

Kevin

Designs in Air

Enbridge Centre
10175 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3

Location: D

Hellvis

Designs in Air

Campio Brewing Co.
10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3

Location: E

mîkisak ᒦᑭᐢ

Cheyenne Rain LeGrande

Alex Decoteau Park
10230 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

Location: F

DBA Stage

Michelle Hoogveld

Alex Decoteau Park
10230 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

Downtown Spark Events
May 27
Spark on the Square – May 27
May 27, 2024 | | Sir Winston Churchill Square
Consider this your day-to-day guide to Downtown Spark on the Square, if you will. Zumba on the Square 12 PM – 1 PM Featured art installation on the Square Immerse yourself in the whimsical, larger-than-life art installation, Lost Dogs’ Disco by Studio ENESS at Churchill Square. “If you feel like a lost dog, just go…
May 28
Spark on the Square – May 28
May 28, 2024 | | Sir Winston Churchill Square
Consider this your day-to-day guide to Downtown Spark on the Square, if you will. What’s happening on Tuesday, May 28 When What 12 PM – 1 PM Live @ Lunch (L@L): Tzadecca & the Murder Hornets 6 PM – 8 PM Latin Dance Tuesdays with ETOWN SALSA (free Latin dance lessons!)   Featured art installation…
May 29
Spark on the Square – May 29
May 29, 2024 | | Sir Winston Churchill Square
Consider this your day-to-day guide to Downtown Spark on the Square, if you will. No scheduled entertainment on Wednesday, May 29. Featured art installation on the Square Immerse yourself in the whimsical, larger-than-life art installation, Lost Dogs’ Disco by Studio ENESS at Churchill Square. “If you feel like a lost dog, just go disco!” Peruse…
May 30
O-day’min Day
May 30, 2024 | | Alex Decoteau Park
O-day’min is the Cree word for strawberries (heart berry). It’s also the name of the downtown ward because it is the heart of the city. The fun continues at Downtown Spark with exciting and educational activities on Thursday, May 30. Schedule 4 – 5 PM Matthew Cardinal 5 – 5:30 PM Darla Daniels (Metis fiddler)…
May 30
Spark on the Square – May 30
May 30, 2024 | | Sir Winston Churchill Square
Consider this your day-to-day guide to Downtown Spark on the Square, if you will. What’s happening on Thursday, May 30 When What 12 PM – 1 PM Marco Claveria Trio 6 PM – 9 PM Cypherwild Thursdays (dancers, DJs, rappers collaborating and creating together)   Featured art installation on the Square Immerse yourself in the…
May 31
Spark on the Square – May 31
May 31, 2024 | | Sir Winston Churchill Square
Consider this your day-to-day guide to Downtown Spark on the Square, if you will. What’s happening on Friday, May 31 When What 12 PM – 2 PM Beat Salad: TBA   Featured art installation on the Square Immerse yourself in the whimsical, larger-than-life art installation, Lost Dogs’ Disco by Studio ENESS at Churchill Square. “If…
May 31
NVMA Studio Student Showcase
May 31, 2024 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Alex Decoteau Park
Are you ready for this? NVMA Studio is taking us on a musical ride with their DJ Showcase in Alex Decoteau Park. Think of it like a mini outdoor rave: DJs spinning their best tunes, dancing under the open sky and partying alongside a cool inflatable art installation sitting on top of Campio. PLUS there…
Jun 2
Downtown Spark Kids’ Day
June 2, 2024 | | Alex Decoteau Park
Pssssst! Tell your parents about this! We’re wrapping up Downtown Spark with a day built just for kids. Here’s your groovy stage schedule: When What 11:30 AM – 12 PM Seeka Sings 12 – 2 PM DJ Funkasaurus 2 – 2:30 PM Seeka Sings 2:30 – 4 PM DJ Funkasaurus But there’s more! There will…

More Downtown events

Meet The 2024 Artists

Studio ENESS

📍 Lost Dogs’ Disco: Churchill Square, May 23 – June 2
Sometimes in the dead of night, when houses rattle and hum the dogs will hear the call of ancestors and embark upon a secret journey to the Lost Dogs’ Disco. It’s the place where they learn to love doggedly, dance biggedly and be free. The only time that dogs go back to the Lost Dogs’ Disco is when they lose their way, like when their owners suddenly disappear. It’s then that they return to the Lost Dogs’ Disco. Here, their understanding for all lost souls deepens in their little doggy hearts and they know that everyone feels lost at times. When you are a lost dog, come to the disco where dance, togetherness and being true, get you through. If you feel like a lost dog, just go disco!

Amanda Parer

📍 Lost by Amanda Parer: ATB Place 10025 Jasper Ave, May 23 – June 2
Amanda Parer is an Australian artist who began her art career as a painter and sculptor and now focuses her practice on creating large-scale illuminated art installations and exhibiting around the world. The themes in Parer’s work have been inspired by a trip to the Galapagos Islands in the mid-1990s.
Amanda Parer first moved to art installation in 2014 and has so far exhibited in almost 300 cities around the globe, enjoyed by millions and where they continue to capture public and media attention wherever they go. Visit AmandaParer.com to see more. Photo credit: Atmosphere Photography.

Designs In Air

📍 Hellvis: Campio Brewing, May 23 – June 2
📍 Kevin: Enbridge Centre, May 23 – June 2
Designs in Air is a UK-based design firm creating artistic inflatable sculptures and spectacular installations that have been featured at major events and exhibitions around the world. Designer Pete Hamilton and artist Luke Egan have produced hundreds of sculptures incorporating innovative lighting, sensor-based interactive technology, kinetics and installation techniques. Their larger-than-life installations never fail to capture the public’s imagination.

Cheyenne Rain LeGrande

📍 mîkisak ᒦᑭᐢ at Alex Decoteau Park, May 23 – June 2
Cheyenne Rain LeGrande ᑭᒥᐊᐧᐣ is a Nehiyaw Isko artist, from Bigstone Cree Nation. She currently resides in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan also known as Edmonton, Alberta.  Her work often explores history, knowledge and traditional practices. Through the use of her body and language, she speaks to the past, present and future. Cheyenne’s work is rooted in the strength to feel, express and heal. Bringing her ancestors with her, she moves through installation, photography, video, sound, and fashion and performance art.

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