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.
1407 14 Ave NW
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.
220 9 Avenue SE
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.
235 10 Avenue NE
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.
2919 8 Avenue NW
3 Riverwood Close SE
The Calgary Fringe hosts a combination of local, national, and international productions
205 8 Avenue SE
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.
205 8th Avenue SE
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.
#207, 214 11th Avenue SE
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.
PO Box 44068 Southcentre RPO
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.
117 8 Avenue SW
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.
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.
130 9 Avenue SE
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.
125s 8500 Macleod Trail SE
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.
1235 26 Ave SE
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.
410 University Court NW
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.
604 1 St SE
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.
2140 Pumphouse Ave Sw
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.
220 9th Ave SE
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
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.