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61st Chinook Greenway Public Art

61 Avenue S.W. between Centre Street and Macleod Trail is considered one of the busiest pedestrian corridors outside of the downtown core and currently supports pedestrian traffic beyond its designed capabilities.

The projects goals are to create an attractive, walkable and complete urban corridor, with a stronger connection between Chinook LRT Station and Chinook Centre.

The first piece of public art was completed in the fall of 2016 by professional artist, Dan Bergeron who was selected from the Painted City Artist Roster. The mural is located along the 61 Avenue S.W. corridor between Chinook Centre and Chinook LRT station along the side of the Staples building.

The City of Calgary Public Art Program and the Transportation Department have also selected artist Paul Reimer from the Functional Furniture Roster to create the City’s first public art bike rack for the Chinook LRT Station.  Paul was born in Calgary and currently resides in Cranbrook, BC where he owns his own blacksmithing business.

We are also happy to announce that artist Leslie Bell has been selected from the Painted City Artist Roster to create a series of banners to align the corridor. In conjunction with the banners she will also be painting a number of utility boxes within the area. Leslie Bell is an abstract painter and filmmaker living in Calgary, Alberta.

​Public Art Budget ​$146,000
Year Approved ​2016
Artists ​Dan Bergeron, Paul Reimer & Leslie Bell
Expected Completion S​pring 2017​