Calgary’s Public Art Program has given the urban landscape a shot of vitality while promoting the city’s artistic growth. “Jumping Trout,” a series of concrete relief fish decorate a retaining wall at Glenmore Trail and Elbow Dr.
Nature and transport also meet in “Swarm,” by Stuart Keeler. Part of the 6 St SW CTrain station awning, its multiple red and yellow panels, swarm with birds, leaves and seeds. Download an iPhone app for the The Downtown Public Art Circuit at calgary.ca/publicart. This self-guided tour of the city’s Public Art Program and Civic Art Collection offers great insight into the local art scene. – David McCraken