Airdrie has a vibrant arts and culture community, showcasing colourful works created by both local and renowned Canadian artists.
AIRdirondack Art Project
Adirondack chairs have been transformed by local artists into one-of-a-kind AIRdirondack chairs. See them at many locations around the city. creativeairdrie.ca
Airdrie Public Library
A venue for art in the community, Airdrie Public Library (APL) has regular exhibits of around 40-70 pieces showcasing local artists. The art on display changes every few months. airdriepubliclibrary.ca
More than 30 colourful banners – the works of Airdrie and area artists and students – brighten the corner of Eighth Street and First Avenue during the spring, summer and fall. creativeairdrie.ca
Bert Church Theatre
A series of applauding hands by Ontario artist James C. Smith clearly shows Airdrie’s enthusiasm for the arts. thebertchurchtheatre.com
Box Turned Art
A traffic utility box was transformed into a work of art, thanks to the creativity of local artist Veronica Funk. creativeairdrie.ca
The Centre Murals
The Boys & Girls Club Mural features the work of local artists Michelle Pickering, Zach Abbot and Jessica Bennett.
Chinook Winds Fire Hall
The work of abstract artist Koos de Jongh graces the fire hall’s main foyer.
The Centennial Sphere sculpture on Main Street was created by Cochrane artist Honsun Chu to celebrate Airdrie’s Centennial in 2009. Also see local art displays in City Hall’s main foyer and meeting rooms.
In the windows, near the indoor soccer fields, discover the stained glass work by Heinz and Patricia Demes. In Phase One of the building, check out the metal tiles – a panoramic view of Airdrie’s landscape – created by local school children.
Six handcrafted totem poles stand in Nose Creek Park, donated by Airdrie’s sister city, Gwacheon, South Korea.
Iron Horse Park Mural
Stop by the clubhouse for an impressive mural – spanning three walls – by local artist Glen Collin. ironhorsepark.net
Main Street Art Project
At Centre Avenue and Main Street, discover the work of more than 30 artists and 1,100 eager volunteers along a 300-foot mural on an empty lot. creativeairdrie.ca
McGillivray Park Sculpture
A twisted stainless steel sculpture by metal artist Dan Hlus graces the park space by the Creekside Crossing shopping area.
Local artists Zach Abbott and Graham Masters, hired by property owners Miller Trucking, transformed what was once just an old metal storage facility into art. creativeairdrie.ca
Miller Street Art Gallery
Aerosol artists from far and wide come to Airdrie year round to leave their mark at this designated space at the entrance to Nose Creek Park on Main Street. creativeairdrie.ca
Muk-Luk Magpies Stained Glass Emporium
Discover the work of more than 60 unique artisans from all over Alberta and into BC. Consigned wares include something for everyone and every budget, from stained-glass windows, mosaics, fused glass, handpainted wine glasses, hand-spun tea towels and table runners to oil paintings and antiquities. Scheduled classes are offered year round, and private classes are available upon request. muklukmagpies.com
A 30-foot metal art structure of ravens in flight frames one side of a sitting area and gathering place off Ravenswood View.
Reunion and Sagewood Sculptures
Two of Airdrie’s northwest neighbourhoods feature works of art by Cochrane bronze sculptors Don and Shirley Begg.
Utility Cubicle Art Wraps
Discover artist-designed cubicle wraps around the city. creativeairdrie.ca