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4611 MacLeod Trail S.W.
Calgary, AB T2G 0A6
Phone: (403) 287-7070
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Arts & Museums
The Firefighters Museum is devoted to Calgary's fire-fighting history. The museum is managed by retired firefighters, offering a personal glimpse into the lives of past firefighters with over three thousand fascinating artifacts. Perfect for school trips and family outings, the museum houses artifacts such as old fire trucks in impeccable shape, with gleaming brass and silver-plated fire nozzles. Over four hundred restored photographs are also on exhibit.
Masters Gallery Ltd, has been providing clients with quality artwork since 1979. They showcase both historical and contemporary art, that promote the art traditions in Canada. Visitors can take delight in the historical work like 'Portrait de Femme 1891' by Henri Beau; a simple portrait using only yellow and brown but filled with shades and intricate detailing. They also showcase some splendid contemporary work by artists like Galen Davison's 'Weaving Tomorrow' and Gilbert Flodberg's 'Autumn Burst'. Enjoy a time of gazing at masterpieces at this gallery.
Get your dose of art at Loch Gallery. The showcased collection has various contemporary and historical works reflecting local Canadian themes, still life and landscapes. Splendid drawings by Brian Jones and Ivan Eyr are a few of the many stunning masterpieces that adorn the gallery. And the subtle shades of cream and brown-colored interiors simply enhance the mesmerizing effect of these artworks. So drop in at this art haven to admire creativity.
The Rubaiyat Gallery is a mainstay for people who are shopping for unique, one-of-a-kind artifacts. These handcrafted pieces come from all over the world and can be a little on the pricey side, but many of these treasures are destined to become precious heirlooms. The Gallery carries sculptures and wooden engravings from Africa, Japan and India, as well as beautiful hand-made jewelry, furniture and Christmas decorations. At Rubaiyat, you will find a gift for every occasion.
Endeavor Arts, with its sprawling 2800 square feet (260 square meters), displays art work that goes beyond the traditional perception. Visitors can be enthralled by the works of contemporary artists like Manuka Forge Studio, George Duncan, Knicki Markolf and Janie Lockwood. This space doubles up as an entertainment venue, providing a platform for diverse art forms. Visitors throng this place during their unique events like 'Make Cocktails', which brings together a fashion show and graffiti art by Andrew Lester. The audience can enjoy snacks and cocktails created by master chef Geoff Rogers. All in all, a visit to Endeavor Arts is a day well-spent!
Built in 1891 for Senator Lougheed and family, this beautiful sandstone mansion was once a political hub. Today, the house and its surrounding gardens have been restored and preserved to the original grandeur by the Lougheed House Conservation Society. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the house and gardens then grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant. The gift shop offers unique items that help support the historic home and make for great souvenirs.
It's hard to imagine that a golf course could provide sufficient inspiration for an artist to paint nothing else, but , the work of Willy Underhill defies the imagined limits of the setting. Exploring the striking contrasts between the manicured greens of the courses and the untamed landscape surrounding them, his paintings can be found among a collection of approximately 100 prints and originals in the gallery. Much of the gallery's artwork depicts British Columbia's spectacular mountain ranges and coastal fjords. Wildlife paintings by national favorite Robert Bateman can also be found here. The Avenida displays paintings by Canadian artists only, and strives to support the local artistic community. There is another branch in the Market Mall near the Bowmont Park Natural Area.
The Bearclaw Gallery is located along 17th Avenue Southwest, just west of Mount Royal Village. It specializes in First Nations and Inuit Art, and has periodic artist receptions celebrating Canadian talent. Most of the art comes from Western Canada and is representative of native culture. There is a large assortment of soapstone sculptures as well as carvings and prints of native rituals throughout history. There is also a selection of beautiful Navajo turquoise and silver jewelry that is hand-made and reasonably priced.
National Music Centre, formerly known as Cantos Music Foundation is a famous hang out for music lovers of the city. Located near the city center, this is a space for live musicals, performances, concerts and other entertaining events. Equipped with state of the art technology and perfect acoustics throughout the rooms, this event space is the perfect launch pad for every artist. Visitors can participate in various jam sessions irrespective of their caliber. This museum houses a vast collection of more than 2,000 objects all related to music, right from a magnificent grand piano to popular musicians outfits like Ray Saint Germain's suit and Lucille Starr's dress. Visitors can participate in enlightening tours about the world of music and peruse the antique, one of a kind collection that this center houses.
Located at the city center, the Heart of Art Shwan Gallery is an art house. Art exhibitions and cultural celebrations are a regular feature here.
Artists of the World is an art gallery, which displays works of around fifty artists. This gallery has a collection of works like ceramics, water colors, bronzes and also motorcycles of Harley Davidson on sale. Come here and see for yourself, your sure to find something that suits your style.
This tiny gallery on the Tenth Street strip has a little bit of everything. Although the gallery's main emphasis is on paintings, they also feature art in a variety of media: ceramics, wooden statues and Native American carved furniture. The hand-fired ceramic plates are especially striking, with stark black and white abstract designs. Prices are not low, however it is possible to get some reasonably priced items if you look hard enough.