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Art at the Park!

Art at the Park!

 

For art lovers visiting Stampede Park, this year’s must see and must do is the Stampede Art Walk. This self-guided walking tour takes visitors to different locations throughout the park and showcases 15 of the Stampede’s most prominent pieces of western art including the recently unveiled bronze, By the Banks of the Bow, in front of the Agriculture Building.

 

 

Art Walk brochures are available at Stampede Headquarters and at customer service booths on the Midway.  If you’re a mobile device person, visit calgarystampede.com/art and use Google Maps to find the art and read about each piece.

 

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. All year long, the Calgary Stampede celebrates art and western heritage through the bronze sculptures and historical murals at Stampede Park.

 

“The Public Art Committee is thrilled to provide a visual presentation of our public art for our visitors to the park.  The existing murals and sculptures depict our rich history over the past 100 years and we look forward to working in collaboration with the Stampede family on future art installations” says Jill Cross, chair, Public Art committee.

 

Art Walk is presented by the Public Art and Historic committees of the Calgary Stampede, and made possible by generous donors.