A promo image for Anda Kubis "Languorous"
Check out a solo exhibition of work by painter Anda Kubis | Image: Courtesy of Newzones

September Exhibitions

Explore September's artistic offerings

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Venture out and immerse yourself in art at several exhibitions at local galleries this September. Read our roundup and be sure to check them out!


August 31 – September 22, 2023
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

In Embodiment, Mahwish Ahmed explores identity through the infinite unveiling of paths that resonate with a spiritual pilgrimage. Her creations unravel the layers of existence, inadvertently touching upon the realm of chronic illness.

Honouring the Children

September 1 – 30, 2023
Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE)
Free to explore

Throughout September, The Colouring it Forward Reconciliation Society is partnering with Sparrow Artspace to take reconciliation into ACTION with an exhibition, workshops, community art project, and gift shop.

Lasting Impressions

September 1 – 30, 2023
Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)
Free to explore

To showcase the broad community of Alberta Printmakers members, they’re hosting Lasting Impressions, an exhibition in their main space that welcomes new and existing members and fosters community.

Art From the Heart

September 2, 2023
(4936 21st Ave. NW)
Free to explore

Art From the Heart Show and Sale is presented in a lovely garden setting (weather permitting). Drop by to browse art and meet artists Lynn Hawthorne, Gloria Chow, Joan Shearer, Kathy Roberts and Rosemary Bennett.

Anda Kubis: Languorous

September 9 — October 14, 2023
Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Newzones Gallery presents Languorous; a solo exhibition of work by Canadian contemporary painter Anda Kubis. These paintings coalesce immediate swipes of the brush, modulated fields, blurs, and rich radiating layers of colour.

La Serenissima

September 16, 2023
Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (244034 Horizon View Rd, Springbank)

La Serenissima is an evening in honour of Harry Kiyooka, highlighting never-before-seen works from his Venetian series, along with works donated for silent auction, accompanied by live classical music, spritz drinks and antipasti.

30 Years of Helping Wildlife

September 16, 2023
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) is celebrating 30 years of helping wildlife. They’re hosting an event to celebrate this fantastic milestone, including a silent auction featuring lots of unique art.

The Body Project

September 28 – 30, 2023
500 Collective (Suite #500, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

The Body Project honours the power, vulnerability and unwavering resilience that define us all. Local artists Mary-Jo Lough and Kelly Szott began this project in 2021 with a volunteer model call. The exhibit will include Szott’s photographs and Lough’s abstract paintings of the empowered volunteer models

Last Chance + Ongoing Exhibitions

Converse Subversives

Until September 2, 2023
Alberta Craft Gallery & Shop, cSPACE Marda Loop (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

In Converse Subversives, Calgary artist Shona Rae uses narrative, figurative sculptures to engage traditional myths, fairy tales, folklore, ancient artifacts and personal history. Through juxtaposition, she blurs the boundaries between sculpture and fine craft.

the places we’ve left behind

Until September 4, 2023
Window Galleries, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

the places we’ve left behind is a curated collage of colourful fragments of memory that are to be used to construct artist Ryle Ramirez’s environments. This artistic journey is showcased as part of the RBC Emerging Visual Artist Program

Diinsi Abuur

Until September 16, 2023
The Bows (2001b 10th Ave. SW)
Free to attend 

‍‍Diinsi Abuur is an exhibition of new, abstract works by Minneapolis-based Somali diaspora artists Kaamil A. Haider, Khadijah Muse and Mohamud Mumin. Their artistic practices are driven by a common urge to comprehend their histories, embracing Somali art among other sources of cultural knowledge.

Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971

Until September 17, 2023
Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)
Free to explore

In 1956, photographer Diane Arbus (1923–1971) marked a roll of film with the number 1 and her career as an artist began. Over the next 15 years, she produced a body of work that would revolutionize not only the portrait genre, but the medium of photography.

Hearing Home / Seeing Home

Until October 1, 2023
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)
With admission

The Lougheed House 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 the collection by members of the Lougheed House Re-Imagined Community Advisory Committee.

Gathie Falk: Revelations

Until October 15, 2023
Glenbow at the Edison (2nd floor, 150 9th Ave. SW)
Free to explore with tickets

Revelations is an impressive collection of art created by visionary Canadian artist Gathie Falk, spanning more than 50 years and across a number of mediums. Embracing the simplicity of everyday objects, Falk invites audiences to see the world with curiosity.

A promo image for Gathie Falk: Revelations

Image: Gathie Falk (b. 1928), 14 Grapefruits, 1970, Ceramic, 34.3 × 34.3 × 26.7 cm, Tim Kerr | Photo: Rachel Topham Photography, © Gathie Falk, (L2022.23)

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

Until October 29, 2023
Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)
With admission

The Natalie Brettschneider Archive is an ongoing series of photographs, texts and music recitals that together reconstruct the life and work of a genre-blurring historical performance artist. Brettschneider is fictional, but her story is laced with real references

Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Nickelback

Until February, 2024
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE)
With admission

This exhibition features numerous instruments, personal items, concert footage and behind-the-scenes photos. The gallery includes a large video wall outfitted with a full stage display with many of Nickelback’s outfits and customized instruments.

Human Sprawl

Until March 31, 2024
Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. W, Millarville)
By donation

Michelle Atkinson explores humanity’s tendency to live in excess, with personal consumption impacting biodiversity. Born from industrial waste, animal sculptures were created using thick slabs of once broken office window glass destined for the landfill.


Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Newzones is excited to showcase various types of artwork including paintings, photographs and sculpture. This stimulating exhibition is sure to delight the senses. Stop by the gallery as the artwork rotates each week!

11,104 Days: From Artists to Zenith

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

In honour of its 30th anniversary, 11,104 Days: From Artists to Zenith displays each of Newzones’ represented artists, including spectacular new work created by gallery artists in celebration of this milestone.

Music & Wellness

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE)
With admission

National Music Centre’s permanent Music & Wellness exhibition taps into the power of music on mental and physical health through a series of powerful video interviews that create an immersive sense of personal conversation.

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