Calgary Stampede debuts new Art Walk brochure at Jane’s Walk 2017

Art Walk Brochure - cover image

Imagine the excitement of watching your first Calgary Stampede Parade or the anticipation of participating in a round up and leading a herd of horses across the Bow River. The Calgary Stampede’s public art pieces allow you to imagine these experiences and more.

The Stampede has 19 pieces of public art located throughout Stampede Park, and two other pieces located in downtown Calgary.

This year, the Calgary Stampede Public Art committee has created a new Art Walk brochure to include recent art installations and to provide a better guest experience.

Also featured is the newest art installation, Rainbow Trout, an impressionistic piece by Calgary artist Jeff De Boer located in Enmax Park near MacDonald Bridge. De Boer’s inspiration for the piece was his fond memories of spending beautiful summer days fly fishing along the Elbow River. The sculpture is symbolic of diversity and serves as a gateway between the Calgary Stampede and the Ramsay community.

rainbow-trout

Rainbow Trout installation on Stampede Park.

The new brochure will debut at this year’s Jane’s Walk at Stampede Park, happening Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Jane’s Walk is a global festival that encourages people to get out and explore their communities in a new way.

Come out and meet our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Stampede volunteers from the Historical and Public Art committees at 1p.m. on May 7 in front of the Cowboys Casino. Participants will receive a copy of the brochure and a guided tour of the public art pieces on Stampede Park. Refreshments will be provided and the Calgary Stampede Trolley will be on hand to help transport participants along the route.

To do your own self-guided tour of the public art on Stampede Park, pick up a copy of the brochure at the Stampede Headquarters Building and at tourist information centre’s throughout the city. The brochure will also be available at a later date on our website: http://art.calgarystampede.com/art-walk.

2017 Jane’s Walk at Stampede Park

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Cowboy’s Casino – 421 12 Ave. SE.

We hope you join us for an afternoon filled with beautiful pieces of art!

Jane’s Walk : Come and see the art of the Calgary Stampede

Jane’s Walk is Sunday, May 3. We are meeting in front of the Cowboy’s Casino at 2 p.m. and we’d love to have you join us. Bring a camera and your art appreciation hat.

Once again the Calgary Stampede is participating in Jane’s Walk. The Public Art committee, together with the Historical committee, is set to share the art and history of the Calgary Stampede. Normally a walking tour, ours is more of an on-and-off guided trolley ride that follows the Stampede art walk.

horse

We will visit nine sculptures and eight murals. Each one is rich in history. We love sharing our stories with the community.

The Stampede’s passion for public art dates back to 1912, when Ed Borein and Charlie Russell showcased their artwork at the Calgary Stampede. By the 1980s, the Western Art Show had become a regular feature of the 10-day Stampede. Today, the Stampede’s annual Western Art Show is one of Canada’s most significant art shows. The Stampede also celebrates art and western heritage year-round through the historical mural program and the parade of historical posters.

shoes

Continue reading