The Centre City Banner Program at Downtown Calgary

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You may have seen some new colourful artwork if you have entered the downtown core recently. Local Artist, Jarett Sitter, has designed six pieces which have been placed on five bridges leading into the core and on the Olympic Plaza pergola, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district.

The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners placed on six bridges leading into the core and on the Olympic Plaza pergola, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district. A different artist is selected by a jury each year to create a new look and story welcoming visitors to the downtown. For over a decade, the banner program has transformed Calgary’s gateway bridges into open air galleries for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Read the artist’s statement here: https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/centre-city/centre-city-banner-program.html

Word of the Day:

Pergola: an archway in a garden covered with climbing plants forming a shaded walkway

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