3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1M7
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Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sundays & Statutory Holidays: Closed


Harcourt House is one of only four public galleries, and one of three artist-run centres in Edmonton. We deliver a host of services to both artists and the community – and act as an alternative location for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. In our exhibition programming we seek both emerging and established artists to present work that aims to engage. Harcourt House Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. The gallery annually presents a minimum of 10 six-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is legally titled the Where Edmonton Community Artists Network (WECAN) Society. Our organization was incorporated in 1987 with the intention to provide assistance to victims of the devastating tornado that hit Edmonton earlier that year. With the success of the art auction fundraiser the WECAN Society devoted its attention and energy into creating a permanent centre for the arts.


Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is a charitable organization existing to support visual artists and inspire the community through visual art exhibitions, education, low cost studio rentals and discourse.


Executive Director: Jacek Malec harcourted@shaw.ca
Gallery Services Administrator: Hadeel Othman harcourtinfo@shaw.ca
Exhibition and Art Education Programs Coordinator: Darren Kooyman harcourtexhibit@shaw.ca


Our 2018/19 Executive Board is as follows:
President: Edmund Haakonson
Vice-President, Art Education Chair: E. Ross Bradley
Acting Secretary: Mary Elizabeth Archer
Finance Chair: Milan Sharma
Fund Development Chair: Vacant
Exhibition, Building Chair: Will Truchon
Member at Large, Building Committee: Giuseppe Albi
Member at Large, Events Chair: Vacant
Member at Large: John Szumlas

To reach the board please email harcourtboardofdirectors@gmail.com


Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is operated by Where Edmonton Community Artists Network (W.E.C.A.N.) Society, a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the best in Canadian and international contemporary visual arts, architecture and design.

Harcourt House is registered as the WECAN Society Trust
Charitable Business Registration Number: 132386905RR0001

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre relies on community support to remain free and accessible for all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and a donor.


There are a variety of ways to support Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, from getting involved in the gallery to contributing monetarily. Monetary donations can be made directly with our office or online through the lovely people at CanadaHelps.org.

Donate directly at Harcourt House: Harcourt House appreciates and accepts donations by cheque, credit card and cash. From time to time we also may need particular goods or services – in the event of which, a notice will be posted on this website. Please make all donations payable to: WECAN Society Trust; Donations by mail may be sent to: WECAN Society Trust, Third Floor, 10215 112 St., Edmonton AB Canada T5K 1M7

Donate online through Canadahelps.org: CanadaHelps is a low cost service to the 80,000 registered charities in Canada – and is free for you. Since the entire process is electronic, by donating to your favourite charities through CanadaHelps, you may create a MyCanadaHelps profile to save your preferences, track your donations, store all your receipts in one place and keep a portfolio of your favourite charities. Enjoy the ease and convenience of being able to donate whenever and wherever you want, without the hassle of paper forms, envelopes and stamps.


The W.E.C.A.N. Society / Harcourt House Artist Run Centre respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, traditional land and gathering place of the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Métis, and Inuit.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre extends our gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Edmonton Arts Council, The City of Edmonton, Edmonton Community Foundation,  KRP Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP and Days Inn.