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Street Art Program for Youth

This program gives hands-on experience to young Calgarians interested in street art. Calgarians who participate in this program design, develop and install large-scale street art murals in our city that they can be proud to call their own.

Up to fourteen kids aged 12 to 17 take a 5-day workshop series on the history, culture, tools and techniques of urban muralism and street art. Their experience and development through the workshop is guided by a professional lead artist.

The Street Art Program for Youth brings value to all of Calgary by:

  • creating a strong sense of community in young Calgarian artists and,
  • inspiring them through the practice of street art, lead by professional artists & mentors.

For information about this program, please contact publicart@calgary.ca .


Workshop session at Confederation Park, June 2017. Photo: Tomas Jonsson
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Open Call for Participants

AJA Louden is program lead and lead artist for the 2019 program. AJA is a Calgary-born muralist who runs the Aerosol Academy program across Alberta.

The Street Art Program for Youth will run from July 8 to July 12, 2019 every day from 1:00-5:00 p.m., except for the final mural day which will go from 10:30am - 7:30pm and include lunch.

To register for this free program, please contact:
publicart@calgary.ca

Tsuut’ina Nation Youth Program

As part of the Tsuut’ina Nation Isgaakuwa Gumistiy Youth Program, Guest artist AJA Louden and local artist Aj Starlight will be dropping in to the community hall to offer graffiti & street art workshops on canvas and wooden walls. The artists will be collecting inspiration and recruiting students to help paint a giant mural in Tsuut’ina in August with a Mural Masterclass scheduled for August 19-23, 2019. Come meet the artists, try out some street art techniques, and share some ideas for the new mural!

For more information, and to register this free program please contact:
Riel.manywounds@tsuutina.com
Garret.simeon@tsuutina.com
Or call 403-258-4631



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Our Window

Our Window was created by AJA Louden and the participants of the City of Calgary's Street Art Program for Youth in 2018. Our Window combines patterns designed by youth, community members, and lead artist AJA Louden. This concept was inspired by the seeds that are planted when we exchange ideas and inspiration openly. Often our communities grow stronger thanks to unexpected connections. This mural can be activated through Augmented Reality by downloading an app accessible by QR code on the mural.

The app was created by AZMA Digital, and features digital animations by Jarett Sitter and Stop-Motion animations by The Bum Family.


Our Window, 1009 7 Avenue SW, East Wall, Downtown Calgary Mosque
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