Being a family-owned business, community involvement and support is important to us at the Podollan Hospitality Group. This is why we choose to be involved in the communities where we do business. One of our initiatives is the Fine Art of Hospitality, which is a partnership with local artists to showcase their artwork at our properties. All artwork is for sale and the entire purchase price goes directly to the talented artist that produced it.
Where can you find the Artwork?
The Guest Experience
Enhancing the guest experience is the main focus of the Podollan Hospitality Group. The Fine Art of Hospitality project is another example of Podollan “taking guest comfort to new heights”. Original pieces by local artists enriches the guest stay and also promotes talented members of the communities where Podollan does business.
|“I am very excited about our symbiotic initiative to provide our amazing local artists an opportunity to showcase their work and also add value to our guest experience.”
– Jason Podollan, Director of Operations
The start of the Fine Art of Hospitality project
In September, 2014 The Podollan Inn & Spa – Grande Prairie & The Podollan Inn – Fort McMurray launched a Call for Submissions in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days. Peace Country & Wood Buffalo artists were invited to submit their work to be considered for The Fine Art of Hospitality, a project coordinated by Tymmarah Zehr of Allegro Events and Promotions, to provide local artwork for sale on the walls of new rooms opening November, 2014 & June 2015. This initiative showcasing talented Peace Country & Wood Buffalo artists’ work is a community initiative. We are very pleased to let our guests know that The Podollan Hospitality Group will not take any commission on sales of art. One hundred percent of the sale goes to the artist.
The response for the Podollan Inn & Spa Grande Prairie
18 local artists submitted 189 pieces of artwork. Submissions were reviewed and pieces were carefully chosen and paired for each room. Mediums include works in acrylic, oil, water colour and digital photography.The
The response for the Podollan Inn Fort McMurray
7 local artists submitted 35 pieces of artwork. Submissions were reviewed and pieces were carefully chosen and paired for each room. Mediums include works in acrylic, oil, water colour and digital photography.
The artwork is for sale exclusively to our guests.