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Community Family Drumming Circle

Every other Saturday morning, check out a Community Family Drumming Circle, an opportunity for families with children up to 12 years old to immerse themselves in the rhythms and energies of drumming, storytelling and sharing that reflects traditional ways of connecting spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Registration required.

Showtime: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Tawaw West (2340 1 Ave. NW)Free
Image of Morgan Melenka: A provisional vista on exhibition at Esker Foundation

A Provisional Vista

Morgan Melenka is a visual artist based in Mohkinstsis who engages with sculpture and printmaking as she misuses architectural forms and materials to engage with history and place. Be sure to check out her latest exhibition in Esker Foundation’s Bridge Space!

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9 Ave SE)Free
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Newzones’s 3rd edition of FreshFaces, a curated exhibition which brings together select artists from North America for a one-time group showing. FreshFaces analyzes the ways in which the artists challenges the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics through painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture.

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Location: Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW)Free
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Carissa Baktay’s Form(ed) presents a series of O.O.U.U.’s (Objects Of Unidentified Uses) exploring memory, body, and femininity. Blown glass, hair and textile reference the artist’s bodily experience and serve as symbols for storytelling. These mixed material sculptures come to life through intuitive process and intimate performative acts.

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Treelines – Here and There

Gwen MacGregor explores the multilayered and contradictory relationships that settlers on Turtle Island have to land. Her installation, Treelines – Here and There brings together photographs and videos with a forest of crocheted trees—altering perspectives, toying with memory, loss, and environmental degradation.

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Little México

The project Little México Carlos Colín critically engages with the community of Mexican labourers, their socio-political-cultural diasporic contribution to British Columbia, where the project was created, and Canada. Check it out at The New Gallery main space!

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S)Free
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Canadian Cinema in the New Milennium

Join Calgary Cinematheque for a series of films that celebrates dynamic and critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaking since the year 2000. The program is curated by UCalgary professors Charles Tepperman and Lee Carruthers, coinciding with the release of their new book, Canadian Cinema in the New Millennium.

Showtime: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW)$10 - $12
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Prairie Persuasion

Join Heritage Park for the newest temporary exhibit Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta.  Beginning in the 1860s, propaganda was everywhere. It brought settlers and tourists to the province, helped form community groups, enlisted troops for war efforts and opened doors for fake remedies and advertisements.

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Farmers & Makers Market Beltline

Located in Calgary’s oldest public park, The Farmers & Makers Market takes place every Wednesday among the beautiful gardens and water features of Central Memorial Park. Each week, you’ll find 45+ local farms and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.

Showtime: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Central Memorial Park (1221 2nd St. SW)Free
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Good Job Arcade

Good Job Arcade is a Teresa Tam led project that utilizes work and play to explore themes of asynchronicity experienced by diaspora communities that form into nostalgia. Visitors have the chance to engage in all of their senses, with many little treasures and moments to find.

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)Free
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Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home

In 2022 the University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources acquired an important collection of archival materials from the descendants of Louis Riel. A selection of personal artifacts from this collection is featured in this Nickle Galleries’ exhibition. Be sure to check it out!

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Empathy Week

Every year for the past six years, Humainologie has led Empathy Week, a seven-day festival celebrating human connection and promoting empathy. Founded by Humainologie and proclaimed by The City of Calgary, the festival has amplified the voices of hundreds of artists, changemakers and people who experience systemic barriers.

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Location: In-person & online Free
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Woman’s Work

After learning that job losses disproportionately affected women during the pandemic, artist Veronica FunkF created the project Woman’s Work which includes portrait paintings and stories of women from around the world. Check out the exhibition as well as a number of events during its run!

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Location: Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE)Prices Vary
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Hearing / Seeing Home

The Lougheed House summer exhibition brings together Tyler J. Stewart’s Hearing Home, an audio exhibit with listening stations throughout the house, and Seeing Home, a re-interpretation of objects from the collection by members of the Lougheed House Re-Imagined Community Advisory Committee.

Showtime: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)With Admission
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Of Vision & Light

Artists create and express different perspectives of what they see and experience. In this exhibition, artists Erin Freed, Dianne J Leong, Terra McDonald, George Silas use different media to communicate their visual impressions, which may be improvised, transcribed, transposed or relocated to suit their form of self-expression.  

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Location: Artpoint Gallery & Studios (1038 17th Ave. SE)Free


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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