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On Art: Illustrator Jared Robinson on the Whyte Ave Art Walk


The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is returning to Edmonton July 8-10, after two long years away.

The first Whyte Avenue Art Walk blossomed in 1995 with a handful of artists and has since grown to an event that draws as many as 40,000 visitors over the course of its three-day run. As with other years, the festival is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm each day. You’ll see emerging artists, established artists, and a broad variety of styles. Patrons especially enjoy being able to connect with the artists, ask questions about their process or palette and watch the creative process unfold in a live setting.

This year, there will be more than 280 artists stretched along a total of six blocks of Edmonton’s historic Whyte Avenue. It promises to be a spectacle not to be missed, a vibrant, fantastical explosion of art, creativity, and community. Friendly and accessible, the Whyte Ave. Art Walk is a great opportunity to visit local businesses, restaurants, and patios, or discover new favorites on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River.

CKUA’s Tony King speaks with Whyte Ave Art Walk veteran, Illustrator Jared Robinson. He brings us a closer look at this year’s Whyte Avenue Art Walk: