Arts & Culture
Standing seven metres high, the enormous hand-carved statue of fur trader Angus Shaw welcomes visitors to the Bonnyville and District Museum at 4401 – 54 Avenue. The massive statue reminds us of Shaw's contributions to the development of western Canada in the late 1700s.The statue was carved by Herman Poulin of Hub Designs in St. Edouard, AB.
The Giant Pyrogy was conceived to attract tourists. PML Exhibits of Calgary was contracted to build the Pyrogy out of fibreglass and steel. The giant Pyrogy was constructed at PML Exhibits Services' construction site at Salmon Arm, B.C. and transported to Glendon August 26, 1991. The Pyrogy stands 25 feet tall, 12 feet wide, and weighs 6,000 pounds.
The cross blessed by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Edmonton in 1984 stands in a field adjacent to Highway 28 between Cold Lake North and South. The cross was sponsored by the local Knights of Columbus and returned to Cold Lake after the Edmonton ceremony.
Galleries and Studios
Alex Janvier Gallery
World-renowned artist Alex Janvier displays his original works in the Janvier Gallery on Cold Lake First Nations 149B. The gallery was designed by globally recognized architect Douglas Cardinal. Viewings by appointment only. 780.639.4545
Email: Alex Janvier Gallery.
View the work of local artists and artisans while you sip your beverage and enjoy some excellent desserts. Check out their Facebook page for events. 5112-50 Avenue, Cold Lake. 780.594.4177
Courtyard By Marriott Cold Lake
The hotel lobby acts as revolving art show, featuring local artists including Alex Janvier. Pop in for a look around. Located beside Casino Dene, Highway 28. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Sugar Belle Café & Antiques
Take a stroll through the past at Sugar Belle Café & Antiques at 5113-50 Avenue in downtown Bonnyville or call 780.826.4111. The Café offers take-out coffees and teas.
Sunset Studio Gallery
Landscape, floral and still life paintings in watercolour and oil by Leoni Poole. Workshops and lessons for youth and adults. Show by appointment. 780.826.1793 or 780.826.9496.
Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre
Local artists show their work on a monthly basis in the upstairs hallway of the C2 Centre. 4313-50 Avenue www.centennialcentre.ca
Lyle Victor Albert Performing Arts Centre
Located at 4908-49 Avenue, Bonnyville. The Centre hosts various art shows in the lobby throughout the year.
Cold Lake South Library
A rotating group of local artists display their work in the library. There is also an Art Lending Program available. 5513-48 Avenue Cold Lake. Call 780.594.5101 for the list of current artists showing their work.
Cold Lake North Library
Check out the spectacular murals by local artists Rene Lusignan, Elysee Franchuk and Chloe Harrison. 1301-8 Avenue 780.639.3967