Culture Days 2020

AB Culture Days at cSPACE

Experience Alberta Culture Days Throughout the month of September

Alberta Culture Days is the perfect time to experience the diverse, living, breathing, and ever-changing arts hub that is cSPACE. Be a part of the cultural thread and introduce yourself to an arts community that will shape where Calgary is going.

cSPACE Marda Loop is open to the public and free to attend for AB Culture Days! Now is your chance to learn more about our resident artists and businesses. Check the artist’s website for details on their Culture Days events.

Located at cSPACE Marda Loop And Online



Events are happening throughout the month of September. Check out the websites of some of your favourite cSPACE artists to see what they are up to for Culture Days.


cSPACE Marda Loop — and online!
1721 29th Avenue SW
T2T 6T7

Exhibitions are running throughout the month of September on all four gallery levels. We are open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am – 5 pm.

Join us for the launch of the 20/20 Wavelength project — a community driven exhibition taking place all through cSPACE.

20/20 Wavelength Project

Launch at 2 pm, September 26th
on Level 2 of cSPACE Marda Loop

We asked you, “What Matters Now”

Geoffrey Bates, 2016 Acrylic,
Calgary Downtown

Your answers will be seen in Hallway Galleries 1-3 in this amazing arts exploration.

cSPACE Marda Loop presents the 20/20 Wavelength Project.

The community exhibition is an evolving collaborative art project that puts a spotlight on artists in our community, and invites participation from the public throughout the length of the exhibition. Are we on the same wavelength? Are we even close?

When we layer our points of view, do we feel in harmony?
Or is there just more discord?

In November lead artist Andy Moro will creatively transform the exhibition into light-filled artworks to be installed on the lawn of cSPACE Marda Loop. These lanterns into the community will shine a light on the present moment, literally and figuratively, and inspire us through the long winter nights ahead.

The community exhibition launches at 2pm on Saturday, September 26th and runs until October 25th. The Art Cube installation will be announced in November.

With special thanks to our sponsors, Alberta Culture Days, Lemay, and our collaborators at the Indefinite Arts Centre.

Culture Days Schedule

Events — online exclusive

Rebel Rebel LIVE! Podcast with Andy Moro

September 2nd — NOON
cSPACE community member Michael Dargie interviews Wavelength Lead Artist Andy Moro in this podcast dedicated to the creative rebel and entrepreneur in all of us.

Listen live at noon, or catch up later, here at the Rebel Rebel website.

Events — online exclusive

Choose Your Own cSPACE Adventure!

The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society Youth Program
Play online here.

The youth writers at AWCS have come up with an amazing Choose Your Own Adventure story that features lots of the sights and doings and cSPACE right now. Explore and enjoy!

Live event — Movie Night at Art Park!

Thursday, September 3rd
7 pm gathering on the lawn, social distancing in effect
8 pm movie start

Casa Mexico
Alliance Francaise

Enjoy the Disney movie Coco free on the lawn of cSPACE Marda Loop. Bring a blanket!

More details here.

Events — online exclusive

FEAST Letterpress Hand-printing demo

September 26th — 1pm – 4pm
Join us (virtually!) in our studio on Saturday, September 12th at 11 am to watch a live letterpress printing demo on one of our antique presses. We will be hand printing a poster and answering questions about the letterpress process.

Follow and watch on Instagram @feastletterpress and for more information about our studio visit

Events — online exclusive

Open Space at cSPACE

September 26th — 1pm – 4pm

Join this innovative open house where you can meet and mingle with the artists of cSPACE Marda Loop.
Register here.

Live and online

Drop in Drawing with Brian Battista

September 26 – 1pm-4pm
Atelier Artista
Drop in
Suite 410 & L4 Hallway Gallery

Gallery opening, open house, and demonstrations. Drop into our studio for live figure drawing, or join the Open Space at cSPACE event to drop in virtually!

Events — online exclusive

Quest Theatre

September 28 – 4:30pm-5:30pm
September 29 – 4:30pm-5:30pm

Online Magical Movement Stories with Kunji
This online, imaginative, interactive, physical hour will beat the isolation blues away for young people aged 7 – 10 years. Feel your heart pumping, your imagination cooking, and your soul lifting! Other members of your cohort bubble, who need a bit of a groovy pick-me-up, are welcome to join in on the same device!

Limited to 15 spots – Register early to avoid disappointment!

Online for children aged 7 – 10
Free during Alberta Culture Month! (i.e. September)

Artist Receptions at cSPACE Marda Loop

Hallway Galleries 1-3 of cSPACE

Saturday September 5

Enjoy the unexpected intersections of impressionism, mental health, tattoo pens, and the significance of the Faces of Our Frontline.

Level 1: Kurtis Mayer and Kyle Anderson – never was,

Level 2: Tarannum Rahnuma & Shyla Bharadia – Faces of Our Frontline

Level 3: Terri Heinrichs, Fine Art – Visual Impressions

Artist Exhibitions at cSPACE Marda Loop

Art Cubes — outdoor exhibition

Daily until September 21
Alliance Française
Villes et Visages

Stroll by on 30th Avenue SW and enjoy this public outdoor photographic exhibition. Featuring Senegalese artists, this exhibit can be enjoyed up until September 21st.

More here.

Level 1 Hallway Gallery

Artist Reception

Daily until September 21
Saturday September 5th, 2pm-5pm

Kyle Anderson
Mental health meets Primitivism in this gallery of colourful paintings.

Kurtis Mayer
Machines inspired by tattoo pens and the various addictions of our culture line the walls.

Level 2 Hallway Gallery

Artist Reception

Until September 21
Saturday September 5th, 2pm-5pm

Tarannum Rahnuma & Shyla Bharadia

Faces of Our Frontline: Celebrating Canadian Black Frontline Workers is an art project intended to recognize the efforts of frontline workers during the pandemic, specifically focusing on Black frontline workers.

Proceeds from portrait sales, and donations will go to support the Black Health Alliance.

See the virtual exhibit here.

Level 3 Hallway Gallery

Artist Reception

Until September 21
Saturday September 5th, 2pm-5pm

Terri Heinrichs
A fine art show featuring new work from Terri Heinrichs’ Visual Impressions series. These beautiful, textural oil paintings show mainly nature and landscapes of the Alberta mountains to the prairies, presented in a fresh, impressionistic style.

Level 4 Hallway Gallery

Artist Reception

September 8th-October 25th
Saturday September 5th, 2pm-5pm

Artists of cSPACE Marda Loop

Hallway Galleries Levels 1-4


September 25th
Running daily until October 25th

The 20/20 Wavelength Project — Community Exhibition

cSPACE and Alberta Culture Days invites you to a gallery and online art exhibition with work created by you, our community.

We want to hear how people are coping with issues like the global pandemic and its effect on human connection, their own economy, the environment. You are invited to share images and/or words around what matters to you right now. We invite all ideas.

We are collecting ideas from you until September 20th. Submissions will then be curated into a building-wide gallery exhibition, open to the public, in our hallway galleries.


Full submission guidelines available here. Find out how how you can be part of this exciting new community collaboration! Submissions accepted through September 20th.

More of a spectator? We need you too. Come catch the Wavelength from September 25th to October 25th at cSPACE Marda Loop, during public hours.