When I was growing up, I was always intrigued by the interesting public art in Edmonton. I never had a chance to explore and discover what it meant. Now that I am an art teacher, I feel that it is important for my students to know about and appreciate the local art around them. At the beginning of the semester, I have my students choose a piece of art to present on in class from the edmontonpublicart.ca website. Getting them to educate their peers is one way to get the word out that Edmonton art is unique, different, and overall awesome!