Spooky art exhibit in the Highlands gives Edmontonians a taste of Halloween


Highlands is hosting a spooky art exhibit with fear and anxiety themed pieces, just in time for Halloween.

The exhibition “A Cold Sweat 2: The Sweatening” is organized by Lowlands Project Space, an art gallery in the Highlands district.

“We decided to do a Halloween show because everyone loves Halloween, there are so many great images and stories to build on,” said Steven Teeuwsen of the Lowlands Project Space.

The event features 11 art installations by 11 different artists, most of them from Edmonton, but there are also artists from Montreal, Athabasca and Calgary.

“There are all kinds of works of art that deal with either environmental anxiety or personal struggles with different personality disorders,” Teeuwsen said. “All kinds of scary, scary, anxious things, great fun for Halloween.

“The show really changes as we go from day to night… the lighting is very dramatic and it definitely gets a lot spookier at night.”

Plans are in the works for a winter show, with the group keen to use the space throughout the year if they can, according to Teeuwsen.

“We were very lucky, we had a lot of support from the neighborhood and it feels like a neighborhood, compared to a traditional art space,” Teeuwsen said. “People feel very comfortable walking the courtyards, interacting with the artwork and talking about the artwork in this unpretentious and unpretentious space.”

Admission to the event is pay what you can, with the suggested price of $ 10. The Event runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday until Halloween.

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