Inglewood has been touted Calgary's hub of live music venues. It's also been called the one-stop shop for art fans, culture buffs, nightlife lovers and regular party-goers. Add in some of the city's best summer festivals like the Calgary International Fringe Festival and Inglewood Sunfest, colourful event spaces for rent and vibrant places to visit, like the Calgary Folk Music Festival headquarters for one, and before you know it, Inglewood's cuppeth overflows with more than just a little live music...
The Esker Foundation is the creation of local philanthropists and art patrons Jim and Susan Hill, and is the largest, privately funded, non-commercial gallery of its kind in Calgary. Esker is positioned as a cultural platform for innovative and exceptional temporary art exhibitions and educational events.
As the cornerstone of a new mixed use building in historic Inglewood, the Atlantic Avenue Art Block, the gallery is located at 444, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary. For more information: http://www.eskerfoundation.com
The Esker experience begins upon entering the main atrium where gallery visitors are welcomed by a commissioned collaborative sculpture from Calgary artists, Chris Cran and Gord Ferguson. Built into an ingenious glass staircase leading to the fourth floor, the four storey stainless steel beams create a stunning visual dialogue between art and design.
|Tuesday||10 to 5|
|Wednesday||10 to 5|
|Thursday||10 to 8|
|Friday||10 to 8|
|Saturday||10 to 5|
|Sunday||12 to 5|