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Public Art Walking Tour with curator Dr. Jen Budney on Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m.

For immediate release: September 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

The City is hosting a free public art walking tour in conjunction with Culture Days and the Creative City Network of Canada Summit on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.

Take a walk through the evolution of public art in Saskatoon from the City’s first commission, 1959’s controversial Robert Murray modernist sculpture, through the ubiquitous period of statuary bronzes to the large scale murals of today by artists such as Emannuel Jarus. Led by curator Dr. Jen Budney, this tour will reflect on:

  • How the practice of public art has changed in the last 50 years
  • How the public’s expectations of public art has changed over time
  • How the City’s approaches to public art is changing

Public Art Walking Tour: “Contemplating the Evolution of Public Art” with Dr. Jen Budney
In conjunction with Culture Days and the Creative City Network of Canada Summit
Sunday, September 29, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Meet in front of the Delta Bessborough Hotel, 601 Spadina Crescent East
Free to the public

Culture Days is a national initiative intended to raise awareness of arts and culture in communities across Canada. Events will be happening in Saskatoon throughout the weekend of September 27 to 29, 2019, focusing on our city’s vibrant cultural scene. For a complete list of activities, visit the official Culture Days website at

The Creative City Network of Canada Summit is taking place in Saskatoon from October 1 to 3, 2019. Information on the Summit can be found at

For more information on the City’s permanent and temporary art collections, visit