Full of colour, energy and talent, the virtual exhibition will lift your spirits and keep you enthralled for hours. Our display of the creativity and skill of Medicine Hat and region’s students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, is a Medicine Hat tradition that has grown from 50 works in 1978 to over 700 from 40 plus schools last year. Who knows how many pieces we will receive and be able to include in our virtual gallery this year!! Any medium is accepted as long as it fits on one photograph. Paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, ceramics, photographs fill the gallery and will awe, amaze and inspire you.

The Esplanade is very excited to present the 43rd annual School Art Exhibition in a virtual format this year. We were thrilled to have students, parents and teachers submit the artworks online so that we can keep the tradition alive.

We want our youth to know how important they are to us at the Esplanade and all around our community. Their creativity brightens our lives and their beautiful art is such a great way to transition from Spring to Summer every year. We did not want to miss out on their amazing talent and wonderful spirit.

You can find below the embedded virtual exhibition. If you have difficulty with this, please read School Art 2020 Website instructions

Navigation Instructions:

Allow for a couple of minutes for the exhibition to load fully before attempting to navigate. Once it’s all loaded it should runs very smoothly without any further wait time.

Move around the gallery using the arrow keys on your keyboard and tilt your view up/down/sideways by clicking and dragging the left mouse button.

View directly on the Artsteps website here



The School Art 2020 Exhibit can be viewed here on your computer for the first time ever, as well as on the Artsteps app on your smartphone. The use of the app on your smartphone also allows a VR experience if you have a VR device at home. (SEARCH:  “Esplanade” once inside the app.)

Look for Artsteps, in the PlayStore and in the App Store. To use the app You will have to login with google or quickly register with your email.

We have no affiliation with the ArtSteps app or website, but they accept donations.