Calgary Art In Nature was set up in 1999. Its aim was to site pieces of sculpture within the woodland at Calgary that will provoke and enlighten a general awareness of art in nature.
Our woodland is not a truly natural wood. We see the great beauty of nature in the rocks, trees, flowers, in the sea, in sunshine and shadows. And yet the trees were planted and tended, people have worked the wood and surrounding land for hundreds of years.
What we see now is a product of both nature and man’s efforts, a working environment, a cultural landscape. We are still working the wood, though in a new way. It is now used as a source of peace, contemplation and exploration.
We wish to share this experience. This is why we are developing the paths, viewing platforms and art works.
The wood also holds plenty of treasures for children with a zip wire and a willow tunnel.
The Gallery In The Woods is our Art Gallery above the Calgary Art In Nature Gallery & Shop. It hosts monthly exhibitions through the summer, visit the Calgary Art In Nature website for more details.
We also run ongoing Poetry and Beach Art Competitions, open to all, with details available from from the Gallery or Café@Calgary Arts.