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Karen Lee, Green Spectacle Creations

Green Window City is a community art show consisting of temporary art installations in shop windows made exclusively with reclaimed or "green" materials. GWC is a non-profit initiative with the goal of inspiring citizens to "rethink junk" by connecting local businesses and artists together to create beautiful art with things most people would discard.

The first GWC event took place at various Whyte Ave businesses in April 2014 to Celebrate Earth Day in Edmonton, AB. This year's event is being coordinated by returning GWC artist, Karen Lee, of Green Spectacle Creations 

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Green Window City x YegPride

Thursday May 28 , 2015


This year's Green Window City event takes place from Sunday May 31 to Sun June 14, 2015. To celebrate the Pride Parade being on Whyte Ave this year, local artists are collaborating with participating local business owners to create Pride-themed art installations in the store windows out of reclaimed/recycled materials.

Here are some fun facts about Green Window City x YegPride:

  1. Green Window City is back for a second time on Whyte Ave, bigger than before!
  2. We have 18 enthusiastic businesses taking part this year. 
    BeYOUtilful You Fit
    Blush Lane Organic Market
    The Briefing Room
    C'est Sera
    Cafe Mosaics
    Chicken Scratch
    Glam Slam
    The Hexagon Board Game Cafe
    Lucid Lifestyle
    Mars & Venus
    Metterra Hotel
    Original Apparel
    The Paint Spot
    Sanctuary Curio Shoppe
    The Silk Road Spice Merchant
    Ten Thousand Villages
  3. 75% of the businesses are new GWC participants!
  4. 75% of the artists are new GWC participants!
  5. There was no formal process for selecting artists. Anyone who wanted to participate as an artist was given a chance.
  6. Green Window City will inspire Edmontonians to rethink their junk! Artists are using things like discarded wooden pallets, string, cardboard, plastic mesh, plastic bags, photographs, and playing cards to create eye-catching art installations.
  7. Whether it rains or not, there will be at least one rainbow!
  8. GWC art installations are made of 90% recycled/reclaimed materials and 10% love.


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To show your love for participating Green Window City artists and businesses on social media, please use hashtags #rethinkjunk #yeg