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Exposure Festival comes to the Crescent Heights Mini Galleries Jan/Feb 2022

Kaitlan Moerman

As part of the Exposure Photography Festival, 20+ Albertan photographers, members of the Exposure Studio Collective, present In Conversation. This photography exhibition will be on display in the Crescent Heights Mini-Galleries in Rotary Park over January and February 2022. Each of the mini galleries will feature a photo-based conversation between a pair of photographers. To accommodate all voices in this group, the galleries will change over to a new set of photo conversations on February 5th. Exhibition 1 runs January 2nd to February 4th, and Exhibition 2 runs February 5th to 28th.

Walking tours of the exhibitions, with artists in attendance, will be held on Saturday, January 15th at 1 p.m. and Saturday February 5th at 1 p.m. Walking tours meet at gallery #1, adjacent to the parking lot on the SE corner of Centre St. N and 7th Ave. NE.

Outdoor and wheelchair accessible, Crescent Heights Mini-Galleries is supported by the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

Crescent Rd Master Plan Phase One Engagement Report Nov 30th

The first phase of engagement on the Crescent Road N.W. Master Plan Project is now complete. Now that the City has compiled the information and input received in the first phase of engagement, they would like to report back on those findings to the community.

Community members are invited to attend a virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. To register for the meeting, please visit Crescent Road N.W. Master Plan – Phase One Engagement Report Back. Join the Crescent Road N.W. Master Plan project team to hear highlights from what was heard in phase one engagement and what happens next.

The session agenda includes:

  • Project Context – Why here? Why now?
  • Phase One Engagement – What we did
  • Phase One Engagement – What we’ve heard
  • What happens next
  • Time for questions or discussion

The complete What We Heard Report will be published on at least one week prior to the Nov. 30 session. In addition to public feedback, the project team is reviewing data and traffic calming and public space best practices to inform proposed design options which will be shared in  Phase Two Engagement in 2022.  

Through many channels of communication, we intend to inform the community and key stakeholders when there are updates on the progress and opportunities for input on the plan.  You will see the promotion of this session along Crescent Road,   please share this message with your members and help us spread awareness about the project.

To find additional information on the Crescent Road Master Plan and details about the temporary closure (being removed November 24), please visit, where you can also sign up for our electronic newsletter for ongoing updates.  

Crescent Heights Christmas Market

Sat Dec 4, 11am-6pm

Crescent Heights Community Association Hall, 1102 2nd St NW

Dec 4 from 11-6 we will have our annual holiday craft market at the Crescent Heights Community Centre. Santa from 2-4! Live music, and amazing local artists! Entry is $2 or a canned food item. Note that we are checking vaccine records and masks must be worn. Furry friends welcome! 

Crescent Road Temporary Closure will be Removed Nov 24th

Crescent Road has been temporarily closed to motor vehicles since June 2021 to address amplified community concerns around disruptive late-night activities and to provide people more space to move during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The City has remained committed to adjusting or removing this temporary road closure this fall. Staff have reviewed operational considerations and feedback about the temporary closure from public engagement, community emails and conversations with Community Associations.

Recommendations & Next steps

The adaptive lane along the south curb from 1 St to 7A St N.W. was installed in Fall 2020 and has provided an additional paved surface for walking and wheeling in winter. Staff are recommending the adaptive lane stay in place as the narrowing of the roadway provides traffic calming benefits.

Staff heard diverse feedback about the temporary closure in its current configuration. We expect to remove the temporary road closure until the longer-term strategy, identified in the Master Plan, is approved. We will be removing the closure on November 24, 2021. Please note, the road closure may be removed early depending on snowfall and snow accumulation on the roadway.

We know that garbage and disruptive behaviours still happen on Crescent Road. Please connect with 311 to report your concerns and Calgary Parking Authority for parking enforcement requests. Please connect with 911 for criminal matters such as serious driving offences or drug trafficking. If immediate response is not required call the Police non-emergency line 403-266-1234 to report what you’ve seen.

See the below PDF for further information or please visit, where you can also sign up for our electronic newsletter for ongoing updates.

Next Mini Galleries exhibit brings the world to Rotary Park

Opening event in Rotary Park on November 2nd @ 4:30 p.m.

Artists from around the world promise “a lot of art in a little box” when they exhibit in Crescent Heights mini galleries in November and December.

Curated by the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI), the November/December exhibition will feature works by: Jimena Odetti, Lorianne Wigens, Samuel Obadero, and Cristiana Tercero. ICAI was founded in January 2019 to connect newcomer and immigrant artists and creative professionals to the existing arts community in Calgary. Click to learn more about the artists and their work!

Jimena Odetti began her career as a visual artist in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a Doctorate in Design from the University of Palermo in Argentina. She has contributed to publications and research on culture, science, and technology at the national and international level. Her artwork has been exhibited and displayed in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Canada, and the United States.

Lorianne Wigen grew up in South Africa. She is a self-trained artist who enjoys experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Her art is an expression of what she loves the most about Africa: the sounds of the bushveld; the hyenas at dusk; the elephants approaching; a lion in the soft sand of a dried riverbed. She hopes her art will kindle a yearning in others to experience the majestic wonder that exists in the African bushveld.

Samuel Obadero is an award-winning digital photographer and social advocate from Nigeria. He received the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s New Canadian Artist Award in 2020 and was also named the Calgary Central Library’s first Newcomer Artist in Residence. His thought provoking-work celebrates global beauty, and cultural identity.

Cris(tiana) Tercero is a Calgary-based visual artist from Nicaragua, experimenting with illustrations and animation. She started her career as an advertising graphic designer, but her involvement in cultural programs and social activism redirected her work towards protest art around feminism, social rights, and equality.

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