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There is a lack of public art in northeast Calgary compared to other quadrants. The Northeast Public Art initiative will bring several public art projects to Calgary’s northeast communities, support local artists, enhance northeast neighbourhoods and reflect the people who live in the communities where art will be located.

In 2021 we asked for your ideas on what kind of public art should be created, where it should be located and what stories the public art should tell. Your thoughtful contributions helped us to build the overall project plan and issue artist calls.

In 2022 we hired local artists to create a bench, bike rack and picnic table. Northeast community members provided input on what they would like to see incorporated in the artists’ concepts. The artists are now working on design and fabrication and these first three projects are expected to be installed in 2023.

As well, artist Sumer Singh will be designing and installing a sculpture at the Genesis Centre as part of this project.

Genesis Centre Sculpture!

Engagement for this artist is now closed. Online Engagement for the Genesis Centre Sculpture was open from Friday, November 4 to Monday, December 5, 2022. There were two opportunities to meet the artist in-person: Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm; and Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

Meet the Artist!

Meet Sumer Singh in-person at the Genesis Centre lobby to vote on elements of sculptural design and materials that appeal to you. Sumer will provide activities to children and encourage you to draw what you would like to see reflected in his creation.

Saturday, November 19, 2022 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Session 1

Languages spoken at this event - Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Spanish and English.

Wednesday 30 November 2022 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Session 2

Languages spoken at this event - Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi and English.

Endorsement Statement on Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The purpose of The City of Calgary is to make life better every day. To fully realize our purpose, we are committed to addressing racism and other forms of discrimination with our programs, policies, and services and eliminating barriers that impact the lives of Indigenous, Racialized and other marginalized people. It is expected that participants will behave respectfully and treat everyone with dignity and respect to allow for safe spaces free from bias and prejudice.