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Centre City Banner Program

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Call to Artists:

The City of Calgary invites artists to submit qualifications to be considered for the development of banner artwork to be installed on streetlight poles on up to seven bridges and streets in the downtown area.

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Centre City banners

The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners placed on six bridges leading into the core and on the Olympic Plaza pergola, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district.

A different artist is selected by a jury each year to create a new look and story welcoming visitors to the downtown. This year, local artists Mary Haasdyk and My-An Nguyen were inspired by the concept of bridges being connectors. Bridges connect people and places, and enable community and communication. Each banner image is inspired by a traditional method of communication that is part of our country’s history featuring a messenger.

For over a decade, the banner program has transformed Calgary’s gateway bridges into open air galleries for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Current Artists - Mary Haasdyk and My-An Nguyen

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Past Artists

Katie Green
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Sheila Kernan, Our Calgary
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Karen Klassen
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Diane Bos, Unnamed.
Overlapping sequential images of the Alberta landscape.
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Lisa Brawn, The birds.
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Bruno Canadien, Ichit'oh (Rose) and Kini (Rose).
(Olympic Plaza)
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Christine Cheung, All Together Now.
(Centre Street and Chinatown)
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Marjan Egermont, Celebrating the contributions ordinary Calgarians make in people's lives.
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Tara Griffiths, Unfolding Growth. 
(Barclay Mall)
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Terrance Houle, Napi and the rock/Buffalo Herder.
(Olympic Plaza)
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Dave and Jenn, The Wild and Not-So-Wild Things.
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Daniel Kirk, OPENED COMMunity
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Stefanie Wong and Marci Simkulet, What's old is new again.
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Wil Yee, Channels of Communication.
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