Calgary’s transit system is more than just a number of stops along a route; look a little closer you’ll see a gallery of Calgary’s diverse and historic public art works.
Calgary’s public art collection is made up of over 1200 works of art, and is over a century old, which is one of Calgary’s best kept secrets. Additionally, after extensive engagement, Calgarians have expressed that they would like to see more local artists commissioned by The City’s Public Art program. When the opportunity arose to integrate public art into the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines across Calgary, the public art team developed several different projects to create a moving gallery, that would be reflective of Calgary’s local talent both new and historic pieces from the collection. This talk will discuss the current state of public art program and the details of the BRT project.