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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Public Art Walking Tour "Contemplating the Evolution of Public Art"

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Saskatoon City Centre Area

Saskatoon, SK

Directions: Meet in front of the main doors at the Bessborough Hotel.



Offered in English.


Take a walk through the evolution of public art in Saskatoon from the City’s first commission, 1959’s controversial Robert Murray modernist sculpture, through the ubiquitous period of statuary bronzes to the large scale murals of today by artists such as Emannuel Jarus. Led by curator Dr. Jen Budney, this tour will reflect on:

• How the practice of public art has changed in the last 50 years

• How the public’s expectations of public art has changed over time

• How the City’s approaches to public art is changing

Meet in front of the Delta Bessborough.

Dress for walking and the weather.


City of Saskatoon

The Vision for the City of Saskatoon is:

"In 2030, Saskatoon is a world class city with a proud history of self-reliance, innovation, stewardship and cultural diversity. Saskatoon is known globally as a sustainable city loved for its community spirit, robust economy, cultural experiences, environmental health, safety and physical beauty. All citizens enjoy a range of opportunities for living, working, learning and playing. Saskatoon continues to grow and prosper, working with its partners and neighbours for the benefit of all."


Kathy Allen