For 30 years the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton has organized the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts. This event recognizes significant accomplishments in and contributions to the arts in Edmonton annually.


Edmonton’s creative sector has evolved and grown significantly over the last 30 years. We are taking some time to reflect on the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts to ensure that the event continues to be relevant, compelling and reflective of the diversity and caliber of the arts in Edmonton today.


To that end, we are hitting pause on the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts in 2018.


Rooted in a firm belief that Edmonton’s artists and arts organizations contribute substantially to making Edmonton a great city, PACE and the Mayor’s office are working together to form a steering committee with a mandate to refresh and strengthen the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts. Informed by their work, the celebration will return in 2019!


We will stay in touch over the coming months to keep you abreast of our progress. If you have any questions or comments, please send me a note at and I’ll be happy to chat with you.




Ken Davis

Chair, PACE