Editions Gallery Calgary has been a mainstay at the Southcentre Mall since 1990 and over time has developed a reputation as a top art dealer both in Canada and internationally. As such, Calgary's becoming a more diverse city helps to foster the metropolitan feel that's integral to the art displayed at Editions Gallery Calgary.
“We get people from all over the world here, so we bring in artists from all over the world,” explains gallery director Tim Longman. “Our owners travel around the world looking for inventory.”
The gallery started in Edmonton, but its success and influence over the years has allowed additional locations to open in Calgary and Red Deer. Thanks to the buying power of having locations in each of Alberta’s major cities, Editions Gallery Calgary is able to secure some of the world’s most famous contemporary artists.
“We carry exclusivity with a lot of artists. For a lot of artists, this is the only place in Canada that is licensed,” notes Tim. “It’s a big draw. We have been doing this for so many years that we have a lot of influence in the industry.”