The Bridge Banner Project engages local artists to provide artwork specifically for exhibition as banners. The bridges become an open air art gallery, acting as gateways to the downtown and creating a narrative for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This project is part of Centre City.
The seven bridges leading into the downtown are adorned with new banners, dedicated to creating a livable, thriving and caring Centre City. The inaugural banner program started in 2008 and banners are now replaced biannually with a new look and story to welcome people to the core.
The themes change each year for these banners, exploring Calgary's distinct characteristics - history, urbanity and natural landscape - and they are the unique creation of the artist.
- 14 Street Bridge
- Louise Bridge (10 Street)
- Centre Street Bridge
- Langevin Bridge (Edmonton Trail)
- Inglewood Bridge (9 Avenue SE)
- Zoo Bridge
- MacDonald Avenue SE Bridge
- Barclay Mall
- Fort Calgary
Banners: past and present
Artist Diane Bos, Unnamed.
Overlapping sequential images of the Alberta landscape.
Spring & Summer 2010
Artists Dave and Jenn, The Wild and Not-So-Wild Things
Fall & Winter 2010
Artists Stefanie Wong and Marci Simkulet, What's old is new again.
Artist Tara Griffiths, Unfolding Growth (Barclay Mall).
Artist Lisa Brawn, The birds.
Artist Marjan Egermont, Celebrating the contributions ordinary Calgarians make in people's lives.
Additional area banners: past and present
Artist Lisa Brawn, Fort Calgary Woodcuts.
Artist Bruno Canadien, Ichit'oh (Rose) and Kini (Rose).
Artist Terrance Houle, Napi and the rock/Buffalo Herder.
Artist Christine Cheung, All Together Now.
(Centre Street and Chinatown)
Contact Centre City
For more information on Centre City projects, please contact 3-1-1