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Eastern Edge Gallery / Art Marathon Festival

  • Status:
    Annual Festival, Artist-run Centre, Non-profit 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, Seniors, Youth, Art community, families, open to everyone 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, and surrounding area 
  • Languages:
    English, French 
  • Arts Focus:
    Contemporary visual arts, performance, media arts, music 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    Founded in 1984, Eastern Edge is the first artist run centre for visual arts in Newfoundland Labrador, and is committed to exhibiting contemporary Canadian and international art, as well as encouraging dedicated, rigorous activity locally. A cycle of six exhibitions are programmed in the main gallery each year, and the annual Art Marathon Festival happens every August. Spanning an entire week, the Art Marathon provides a venue for performance, installation, participatory, and music-based art projects that aren’t suited to a conventional exhibition context. It is an intensely community-focused event, with BBQs hosted by various non-profits each day, lots of family activities, public art, offsite performances/events, and the final event – the 24-Hour Art Marathon – which involves several dozen local artists of all descriptions (from amateurs to established professionals) creating works onsite from noon Saturday until noon Sunday. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Eastern Edge is committed to facilitating critical dialogue concerning issues in contemporary art and society, actively encouraging artists whose work speaks to feminist, queer, multicultural, and other socially and politically diverse perspectives. Eastern Edge is a supportive space to develop skills, share information and resources, fostering community and a meaningful context for artistic activity. 
  • Additional Info:
    Art community, adults, youth, families. "We are open to everyone and we have specialized programs for diverse groups such as youth at risk, or seniors, or emerging artists or the general public, kids and families." 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Chloe Lewis, Gallery Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Chloe Edbrooke, Assistant Director 
  • Phone:
    (709) 739-1882 
  • Main Contact Email: 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    72 Harbour Drive, P.O. Box 2641, Station 'C'
    St. John's, NL  A1C 6K1 

Last updated on 2015-07-30 14:12:30. Submitted by: Eastern Edge Gallery