Culture

Inside Calgary’s new Central Library

Welcome Gallery in New Central Library

Visitors will be greeted by this amazing view in the Welcome Gallery when they first enter the New Central Library.

Welcome to the new Central Library! This new icon in Calgary’s East Village area was four years in the making, but it is totally worth the wait when you finally see inside this newly reimagined library. In the digital age we now live in, it may seem like libraries no longer have a place in society. But the new Central Library will offer up so much more than books as it sets itself up to be a truly collaborative View this Post

The lemurs have landed at the Calgary Zoo

Welcome to the Land of Lemurs at the Calgary Zoo.

While the pandas are all the rage at The Calgary Zoo, there is another black-and-white critter that you’ll love to visit.  The Land of Lemurs exhibit has brought these furry and adorable African animals together for Calgarians to learn and enjoy from. The lemurs were chosen as a way to educate the public and help conserve these very endangered species. The Calgary Zoo will also be working on lemur reforestation and repopulation projects in their native Madagascar.

Lemurs at play. Look for their tails!

The Land of Lemurs exhibit opened View this Post

Backstage Pass Tours at Studio Bell

Calling all musicphiles and culture lovers! Studio Bell is now offering behind-the-scenes tours every Sunday. The Backstage Pass tour is a great complement to the exhibits you’ll find in the main museum. Crossing over to the other side of the National Music Centre space, the tour will take you through the King Eddy building where you’ll see even more items that the public doesn’t usually get access to. There’s a little bit of everything including a visit inside the recording studios, hearing View this Post

Frida Kahlo in photos at the Glenbow Museum

The Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Glenbow Museum runs until May 21, 2018.

It isn’t often that you get the chance to peek into the private side of a cultural icon, but art lovers can rejoice with the new Glenbow Museum exhibit featuring Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos marks its Canadian debut here in Calgary with an intimate series of Kahlo’s personal photos. The private collection of photos stayed hidden for decades after the artist had passed, but finally was revealed to the public in 2007. With over 6,500 images on record, 241 images were curated by View this Post

Northern Reflections window displays brings augmented reality to Calgary

Northern Reflections window display

Look closely at the phone – do you see how it looks different than the painted window? That’s augmented reality at play at the Northern Reflections window displays.

They may look like your typical painted window displays, but with a twist! Downtown Calgary and the Buds of Buds art collective have teamed up to create six unique augmented reality window displays that turn a static piece of art into an animated piece of fun!

The Northern Reflections windows can be found along Stephen Avenue starting at City Hall (Municipal Building near the doors/lion statue) all the way down to Bankers View this Post

Wine glass painting at Vin Gogh

Painted wine glasses on table.

Painting wine glasses at Vin Gogh Paint & Sip on Macleod Trail.

If you’re looking for a night of being social and getting creative, then Vin Gogh Paint and Sip is the place for you. “Paint nite” events are a popular activity for girls night out, date nights, private parties and so much more. While many painting pop-up events take place at various pubs and restaurants around town, Vin Gogh offers a dedicated one-stop shop devoted to all kinds of painting and beverage sipping.

The brightly lit store is decorated in a multitude of beautiful canvas examples that Vin Gogh View this Post

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