For over a decade, the Centre City Banner Program has been engaging local artists to create artwork for banners. These banners enhance the downtown streetscape and make a vibrant, colourful, placemaking statement.
Banners are displayed on seven bridges leading into the core and on the Olympic Plaza pergola, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district. With the addition of this artwork these spaces become open air galleries, creating a narrative for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
A different artist is selected each year to create a new look and story welcoming visitors to downtown. Over the years, artists have explored Calgary’s unique characteristics in their banner artwork – our city’s history, community, urbanity and natural landscapes.
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Diane Bos, Unnamed.
Lisa Brawn, The birds.
Bruno Canadien, Ichit'oh (Rose) and Kini (Rose).
Christine Cheung, All Together Now.
(Centre Street and Chinatown)
Marjan Egermont, Celebrating the contributions ordinary Calgarians make in people's lives.
Tara Griffiths, Unfolding Growth.
Terrance Houle, Napi and the rock/Buffalo Herder.
Dave and Jenn, The Wild and Not-So-Wild Things.
Daniel Kirk, OPENED COMMunity
Stefanie Wong and Marci Simkulet, What's old is new again.
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