Public Art

Charlottetown Public Art


Every corner of this historic city tells an ever-expanding story, and anyone wandering through Charlottetown’s enchanting streets bears witness to these overlapping narratives. Artists breathe life into these tales, peeling back the layers of time and inviting us to experience the meaning behind these stories, both old and new.

An essential component of our streetscapes is our remarkable and growing collection of public art. These publicly accessible artworks weaves a vibrant tapestry that binds our community together and showcases the diversity of Charlottetown’s creative energy.

Learn more about the City of Charlottetown's public art collection below!

For questions about public art in Charlottetown, contact Doug Dumais, Culture and Economic Coordinator at [email protected]

Downtown Lightbox Exhibit

Exhibit Information

Downtown Lightbox Exhibit
Tuesday, March 5* to Monday, May 6, 2024


*Note: Due to an unforeseen delay, the exhibit will now be on display starting on Thursday, March 7, 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In the Spring, Charlottetown comes alive with music, with several exciting events and celebrations in the capital, including Music PEI Week (March 6 to 10, 2024) and the East Coast Music Awards (May 1 to 5, 2024).

To add to the vibrancy of downtown Charlottetown during these activities, the City of Charlottetown launched a call to artists in January for a lightbox exhibit on the theme of “Music and Sounds of the Island.”

The resulting exhibit, Ensemble: Music and Sounds of the Island – features 15 original artworks by 15 Island-based artists.

Places resonate with melodies and music as diverse as their history, people, and landscapes. From the lapping rhythm of ocean waves to traditional folk music, the Island’s soundscape is part of the auditory identity that makes it so unique. This lightbox exhibit demonstrates artists’ ability to represent the music and sounds of the Island in visual form, creating a sensory experience that showcases the artistic talent of our community and the distinct sonic realm of the Island.

Click the button below to view the details of all 15 artworks, or see the map below to explore the locations and details of each piece.

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All 15 lightboxes can be seen along the self-guided Charlottetown Art Walk route. Print copies of the pamphlet are available at the Visitors Information Centre at City Hall (199 Queen Street) during regular business hours, and digital copies are available for download below.

Charlottetown Art Walk

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In July 2023, the City of Charlottetown released a new self-guided art walk.

Focused on the downtown core, this self-guided art walk tour can be enjoyed at your own pace and explored in any order. The suggested route spans just under two kilometres from the Charlottetown Fire Department (89 Kent St.) to Confederation Landing. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden treasures around every corner, most of which can be experienced from the sidewalk or just a few steps away.

Print copies of the self-guided Charlottetown Art Walk pamphlet are available at the Visitor Information Centre at City Hall (199 Queen Street) during regular business hours.

Click the download button below to download the mobile-friendly version of the Charlottetown Art Walk [PDF - 2 MB]

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Click the download button below to download the web-friendly version of the Charlottetown Art Walk [PDF - 2 MB]

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Public Art Opportunities

To see current and past calls to artists for public art commissions, click here. 

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