Airdrie’s Street Art Gallery will move to multiple locations, launching June 16

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA –Airdrie’s Street Art Gallery, which is currently hosted at Nose Creek Park’s sport court, is moving to three locations throughout the City. The sport court will be redeveloped to fulfill a community need for a pickle ball court. The City will be erecting new panels for aerosol artists at Nose Creek Park, Highland Park, and East Lake Regional Park.

“We want residents to be able to use the sport court, but we also want to encourage the tradition of aerosol art that has added vibrancy to Nose Creek Park over the years,” said Archie Lang, Manager, Parks and Public Works. “We’re hoping to engage youth, or anyone who’s interested in aerosol art, to learn from a talented artist at our workshop in June.”

New panels at the Nose Creek location will be kicked off through a workshop with aerosol artist, 'Toner,' on June 16 from 1-3 p.m. Interested residents will learn aerosol art history and terms, tips and techniques for working with spraypaint and have the opportunity to practice on the new panels.

“I think it’s great that the City of Airdrie continues to support artists and provides them with a legal place to create their art,” said Toner, urban artist. “Such spaces not only allow for emerging and professional artists to practice their craft, but also raises awareness for the art form itself.”

Residents interested in attending should visit www.airdrie.ca/streetart for more information.

At the request of Creative Airdrie, the Street Art Gallery officially opened to the public in 2014 and was informally managed by the City of Airdrie and Creative Airdrie. Although the gallery was intended to be a temporary space for street artists, the space operated for four years with great success. The site also played host to several ARTember workshops where ethical and safe street art was promoted and practiced by the community.

The existing panels at Nose Creek Park will be taken down the week of May 28 and will be available for pick-up from June 8 until Aug. 30 at 21 East Lake Hill.

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Archie Lang
Manager, Parks and Public Works
403-948-8800 ext 6416
archie.lang@airdrie.ca

 

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