Introducing the cREative Realm

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In November 2015, Stantec Engineering approached Blank Page Studio to work with the City of Calgary's Transportation Infrastructure department. The idea was to develop a plan to integrate art projects into road reconstruction.

The cREative Realm plan was developed for 17th Ave SW. It has been over 30 years since upgrades were made on 17th Avenue (to the area between Macleod Trail S.E. and 14 Street S.W. and the intent is to improve the functionality of sidewalks, road design, and underground utilities.

The road reconstruction is slated to take place seasonally from spring 2017- fall 2019.  As a result, the 17th Avenue corridor will see road closures and other disruptions over the next 3 years.  The cREative Realm has evolved from the desire to support businesses along the busy Avenue by activating the public realm with temporary, creative projects.  Now, after 21 months of development and many meetings, emails and draft documents, we are ready to bring the cREative Realm from theory into practice.

Look for upcoming information including our first 4 Block Projects, Artist line-up and Programming.

Daniel Kirk