Park(ing) Day

Park(ing) Day


Friday, September 19
12:00 PM


Friday, September 19
8:00 PM

The Drawing Room presents Edmonton's first annual Park(ing) Day! Parking stalls along 101A Ave and 97 Street will be transformed into temporary art installations, urban interventions or performance spaces.

The event is based on an open-source project from San Francisco-based architecture firm, ReBar. It has become an annual, worldwide event that invites city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good. In recent years, participants have built interventions ranging from free health clinics, urban farming and ecology demonstrations, political seminars, art installations, free bike repair shops and even a wedding ceremony! Although temporary, PARK(ing) Day has inspired direct participation in the civic processes that permanently alter the urban landscape. PARK(ing) Day not only highlights the versatility of public spaces, but also showcases a broad range of artists and encourages people to see the city differently.

The aim of the project is to explore the public/private divide in our communities and ask the question, “Who owns public space and how can the public manipulate these areas through their own creative skills?”

We are accepting submission for this project until September 5.
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Event Location

The Drawing Room
10253 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0L9

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