The thorny issue of public art in Calgary

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11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m
Calgary, AB

From the “big blue ring” to Bowfort Towers, Calgary’s public art has been the subject of a great deal of scrutiny and debate of late. So much so that City Hall has announced that it is going back to the drawing board to design a new public art policy. So, what should that look like, and how do we ensure a process that respects taxpayers and commissions art that resonates with the public?

Join The School of Public Policy for our February Current Affairs luncheon, where a panel of experts, and you, have a say in what that process should look like.

Panelists include:

  • Ryan Bessant, President, Heavy Industries
  • André Chabot, Four-term former City of Calgary Councillor for Ward 10
  • Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garret, Calgary-based artists
  • Jack Lucas, Program Director, Urban Policy, The School of Public Policy

For more information on Heavy Industries, click here. For more information on Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garret, click here.



Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Alberta Room
133 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB

11:30 a.m. Registration
11:45 a.m. Lunch and program
1:30 p.m. Event concludes


Registration: $70.00


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