We're planning our third edition of the famous Parka Patio right now—for late February, with the theme of Ice / Land. This year, we're excited to hold the event at our new location for the first time—where you'll be able to move directly from the heated patio through the galleries, filled with music, installation art, food, dancing, and a silent auction.
Latitude 53's heated patio will be decked out with sparkling ice—and the gallery doors will be open, beckoning visitors into a warm, cosy chalet space, with installation art, live music and DJs, food and drink, and a silent art auction in support of contemporary art in downtown Edmonton.
Read more updates about the Parka Patio on the Latitude 53 Blog.
Tickets for the Parka Patio are sold out.
Advance tickets will be held under the purchaser's name at the door.
Last year's Parka Patio photographed from above by Skye Olseson-Cormack
This year, we are giving away* a trip to the original Iceland thanks to Icelandair and Edmonton international Airport—and the event will also feature a parka fashion contest and more.
For the last two years, the Parka Patio has set the standard for events honouring Edmonton's winter city nature. This year, the Parka Patio takes place for the first time in Latitude 53's incredible new space—where the street-front ice patio meets the gallery directly, and the party can flow throughout. On the heated winter patio, the event will feature Belvedere ice-luge do-it-yourself cocktails, with an eerie soundtrack designed by Easy Love, in Edmonton's crisp winter landscape. Inside, we'll have a Scandinavian Toy-Scape by Kayla Callfas and Chris Perron, plus video installation by Giulliano Palladino, a silent art auction with some of Alberta's most exciting up-and-coming artists, and live music from Cygnets. Plus, guests can look forward to some special treats from Pinnochio Ice Cream, The Hat Resto-Pub, and Acquired Tastes Tea Co.
Our friends from Easy Love have planned an incredible evening of DJs around live sets by Cygnets in the gallery.
8-9 - Thomas Scott
9-10 - Jesse Rhodes
10-10:15 - Cygnets (live)
10:15-11 - Audiosex
11-11:15 - Cygnets
11:15-12 - Taz
12-12:15 - Cygnets
12:15-close - Easy Love
* Event sponsors/supporters and known affiliates are not eligible to enter the Icelandair promotion contest. Prize applies to flight between Edmonton and Reykjavik only, and must be booked through agency provided by Edmonton International Airport. Winner must be present at midnight drawing. Details will be provided to the winner. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org