Image of installation by Lynn Christine Kelly at cSPACE
Check out the Forest for the Trees at cSPACE | Photo: Courtesy of Lynn Christine Kelly

Free This Week

Dive into April with these free offerings

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

As we dive headfirst into April, don’t forget about all of the free arts offerings around town, including a ProArts@Noon concert, the opening of Glenbow’s satellite location, and the launch of a community art project at Sparrow Artspace. Make sure to get out there!

Viviane (Cardinal) Martin

April 6, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Viviane (Cardinal) Martin, a Calgary-based vocalist, songwriter, performing artist, recording artist, and clinician. She is one of Canada’s finest vocalists, and her first record Out of a Dream was nominated for an ARIA Award in 1994.

Sunshine & the Attention Grabbers with Ashley Bedet

April 7, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 1st St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

You are invited to join Esker’s current project space exhibiting artist, Ashley Bedet, to gather, talk and listen about the process of developing her exhibition, a rolled chord of sunlight unfurled, and how the theme of attention informs her work.


Opens April 7, 2022
The Edison (150 9th Ave. SW)
Free to explore, tickets required

Glenbow’s first exhibition at their new satellite location consists of more than 200 works of art by a generation of extraordinary women painters, photographers, sculptors, architects, and filmmakers from the early 20th century who opened new frontiers for women artists.

The Forest for the Trees

Opens April 7, 2022
Second Floor Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

The Forest for the Trees offers an immersive experience that brings something of the forest to the city. Lynn Christine Kelly’s installation comprises fabric trees, all suspended from above, with diffuse light filtering through and the occasional haunting sound of nature.

Excavation Part 2 Launch

April 7, 2022, 12:00 – 7:00pm
Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE)
Free to attend

Artists Lucy Altrows, Ramsey Kunkel, Colleen Rauscher, and Jenny Tzanakos invite you to Excavation, a community art project that unearths collective history and explores Sparrow Artspace, the De Waal building, and the surrounding neighbourhoods and land on which it is built. Check out their launch event!

Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at or fill out this form.