Local Arts

Calgary offers a vibrant diversity of Arts and Culture. Everything from film festivals, music, museums, theater, art galleries and much more. Supporting our local arts and cultural activities will help enhance our city’s diversity.

Alberta College of Arts and Design

1407 14 Ave NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 4R3

Alberta College of Art + Design is located in Calgary on the North Hill overlooking the Bow River and the downtown skyline, in a 245,000 square foot building that was designed in 1973 specifically as an art college.


Alberta Theatre Projects

220 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 5C4

Founded in 1972, Alberta Theatre Projects initially presented children’s theatre, with a mandate to present new Canadian plays emphasizing prairie concerns and bring history alive for children. Through the years, ATP has broadened its audience, introducing plays from an international repertoire while remaining dedicated to Canadian playwriting.


Beacon Original Art Since 2009

235 10 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 0X1

We promote creative living by building relationships and community spirit in Bridgeland-Riverside through biannual juried art shows with painting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, textiles, photography and sculpture.


Calgary Artists' Society (CAS)

2919 8 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T6

Calgary Fringe Festival

3 Riverwood Close SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 3Z4

The Calgary Fringe hosts a combination of local, national, and international productions


Calgary International Children's Festival

205 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0K9

The Calgary International Children’s Festival is a dynamic performing arts festival that presents critically acclaimed professional theatre, music and dance for young audiences. Since its inception in 1987, the Festival has grown to become an international leader in arts presentation with productions tailored from the very young to 16 years of age.


Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

205 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0K9

Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955 and is one of North America’s finest and most versatile live music ensembles.


Calgary International Film Festival

#207, 214 11th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0X8

The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.


Canadian Artists For The Poor

PO Box 44068 Southcentre RPO
Calgary, AB
T2J 7C5

We are a group of Canadian artists who love to create and love to give. There are many different types of artists represented among us: painters, photographers, potters, sculpturers, graphic artists etc. We create and then take part in various art shows in order to grow our businesses while helping out those living in extreme poverty at the same time.


Contemporary Calgary

117 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 1B4

Contemporary Calgary was formed in January 2014 through the merger of the Art Gallery of Calgary, the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary and the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Art.


Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)

Calgary, AB

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris. The FCA continues to operate as a registered not for profit society with members throughout the world and Chapters in Western Canada.



Glenbow Museum

130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0P3

Glenbow showcases world-renowned travelling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in our community, boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada and provides access and care to our collections.



Jeunesse Classique Ballet Society

125s 8500 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 2N1 

Jeunesse Classique Ballet Society is a pre professional ballet company which offers performance opportunities for young ballerinas who audition from all over Alberta as a supplement to their classical ballet training. JCBS performs two productions each year, including 7-11 performances in December of the much loved ballet classic: The Nutcracker, as well as spring performances which can vary from productions like Coppelia or Giselle.


Loose Moose Theatre

1235 26 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1R7,

The Loose Moose Theatre Company, which was formed in 1977, has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in improvisational theatre. Techniques for training and presenting improvisation which have been created by co-founder and former Artistic Director Keith Johnstone, and developed at Loose Moose are currently used worldwide.



Nickle Arts Museum

410 University Court NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

The Nickle Galleries opened at its new signature location on the main floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library in October 2012. The new site provides the more than 13,000 library visitors a day the opportunity to explore the Galleries’ exhibitions and programs – free of charge.



Proarts Society

604 1 St SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 5H8

The ProArts Society continues to grow and explore new avenues of artistic expression, while remaining true to its vision of enhancing and enriching the Calgary arts community by engaging artists to perform in the historic Cathedral Church.



Pumphouse Theatre

2140 Pumphouse Ave Sw
Calgary, AB
T3C 3P5

For more than 30 years, The Pumphouse Theatre has been a home for Calgary’s emerging performing arts scene. In any given year more than a dozen companies will produce over 35 shows in the two theatres. The many diverse groups that perform at the Pumphouse Theatre range from large established companies to small up-and-coming artists collectives. Consequently, the shows produced here range from blockbuster musicals to Irish dramas to cutting edge performance art.



Theatre Calgary

220 9th Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 5C4

As southern Alberta’s foremost professional non-profit theatre, Theatre Calgary presents an eclectic mix of productions that stimulate, provoke, and delight.



117 200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 4R5

Wordfest is a not-for-profit organization that brings readers and writers together through the power of story through accessible and engaging programming in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley.