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Shop Local

Visit Alberta Branded to view a wide selection of arts and crafts created by Alberta artisans. The rich collection of books and handcrafted pottery, glassware, prints, photographs, jewellery, greeting cards and other unique gift items reflects the talent and diversity of the province. A variety of Alberta and Canadiana souvenir items are also available.

Visa, MasterCard, debit cards and travellers' cheques are all accepted.

Showcase of Alberta Artists

Topophilia - Love of Place

Our home, our love of place, Alberta. Geographically diverse with rich parkland, lush forests, vast grasslands, rolling foothills, spectacular mountains and the rugged granite outcroppings of the Canadian Shield: these are our special places. They inspire, nurture and sustain us.

Alberta Branded features Alberta artists in our inaugural showcase, entitled Topophilia. David Buffalo, Lynne Huras, Rachelle LeBlanc and Bert Tallman will display their works from July 1 to December 31. These four artists have created work that shares their love of place.

    • Mixed Media

      David Buffalo is a member of the Samson Cree Nation Indian reserve No. 37, where he currently resides and works in his Earthboy Studio. David has shared the following insight into his work.
      "Otah'sakihtowin is the place I love. The place is my heritage, my gift, my home community and peoples, all my relations (land, water, weather, animals and insects). Since early into my art education and learning the tipi has become and always been a symbol of wealth of resourcefulness to learn from. I remember my late mother's tipi, on to university then to ceremony. Ceremony is key and instrumental to me learning from looking, researching and remembering the tipi in my life now."
      David's graffiti tipis, original in colour, symbol and composition, embody the uniqueness, beauty and potential of all peoples.


    • Painter

      Lynne Huras creates work depicting real places in the Canadian landscape, "real trees and real vistas that you can visit by foot and with camera or sketchbook yourself. The landscapes are not populated and do not depict signs of mankind in an effort to allow the viewer a taste of solitude. It's not about being alone but about being contemplative and appreciating the beauty." Her hope is that the viewer will find something of that place in nature that is peaceful and introspective for themselves.


    • Rug Hooking

      Rachelle LeBlanc is a contemporary francophone artist using the craft of rug hooking as a medium. Hand-dyed wool is cut into thin strips of varying widths and hand hooked onto a closed three-dimensional form. Images are created using thousands of loops, with each loop being essentially a pixel within a dense pile, and together they form intricate and subtle imagery.

      Rachelle's work is known for its distinctive style and technical prowess. It is highly visceral, driven by a narrative that is motivated by an outward expression of inward thoughts and emotions. Her work draws on this storytelling narrative, where the tension between the real and the imagined is played out.

      The story of this sculpture, entitled Embrace, explores her French-Canadian identity as it relates to her new surroundings, Alberta.


    • Silversmith/Designer

      Bert Tallman has been creating art and fine craft in the traditions of his Blackfoot heritage since childhood. Mr. Tallman has an extensive resumé documenting the development of his art and fine craft, and he produces one-of-a-kind sterling silver pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and bolo ties.

      These works of art are highly sought after and reflect the surroundings, designs and lifestyle of the Blackfoot people. His extensive use of ammolite, the official gemstone of Alberta, symbolizes the commitment of the Blackfoot people. Ammolite, a finite Alberta resource, can be found on the Blood reserve in southern Alberta.




Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre

Alberta Branded

The new Visitor Centre on the main floor of the Edmonton Federal Building is now open. At over 13,000 square feet, the expansive Visitor Centre features the Pehonan Theatre, the Agora Interpretive Centre and the Alberta Branded retail store.

The interactive spaces and dynamic activities of the Agora Interpretive Centre and the Pehonan Theatre will entertain Albertans of all ages, immersing them in our province’s vibrant parliamentary history and culture; the Alberta Branded retail store will showcase fine works and unique products created by Alberta artisans.

 Retail Store and Visitor Centre
Summer Hours:
June 1 to August 31

Monday to Wednesday and Friday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter Hours:
September 1 to May 31

Monday to Wednesday and Friday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays:
Noon to 5 p.m.
 
CLOSED: Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

PEHONAN THEATRE

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Shows every 30 minutes

LOCATION & MAP

Retail Store/Visitor Centre:
Main Floor, Edmonton Federal Building, 9820 - 107 Street, Edmonton, AB

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