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The Story of the Giant Trout By the Stampede Grounds

The Calgary Stampede's newest public art piece, designed by Jeff de Boer, explodes from two to three dimensions depending on your viewpoint.

Work of Art: River Signs

Calgary and its surrounding area is full of creative people and beautiful pieces of art. Here is just one piece you should know about.

The Story of the Church on the Stampede Grounds

This small, gothic-style church is empty today, but was once host to two provincial premiers.

Here’s the Deal With Those Riverside Rock Castles

Luke Materi is creating art installations along the Bow River and in Bragg Creek using only natural materials and a lot of patience.

10 Pieces of Public Art in the City To Know About

We let you know where to find them, who created them and a few facts about each of them.

Learn About the Man who First Crossed the Rockies

David Thompson, the Canadian Lewis and Clark, established the first path through the Rockies, and is considered to be one of the greatest pioneers, surveyors and map makers in history.

Canada’s Only Mobile Glassblowing Studio Is In Calgary

This mobile art studio is quite possibly the hottest truck in the country.

How Calgary Became a City of Trees

Despite its arid climate, Calgary is home to more than 70 designated heritage trees, which get that designation because of their size, age or historical significance.

Stories From Calgary's Seniors-Only Musical Theatre Society

Members of the Silver Stars Musical Revue Society have decades of experience. One was in a girl band in the 1940s, another opened for Bob Hope and one can still do the splits. (Disclaimer: This story might just make your day.)

The Story of Fort Calgary’s Glowing, Red Palisade Walls

This ethereal tribute to the history of Calgary’s foundation is filled with symbolism.

Calgary’s Getting a Local Music Library. It Launches This Weekend With a Big Music Party

Get better acquainted with the local music scene by visiting this new music library. It will live first at Central Memorial Library, and there’s a launch party to celebrate on Saturday, May 7.

Calgarians Are Embracing the Sport of Parkour

Patrick Schmeikal is a parkour participant and coach who has witnessed Calgary's parkour community grow and thrive.
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