Awesome Alberta: Get the perfect 'gram at ContainR (PHOTOS)

May 2 2019, 10:13 pm

Are you getting tired of the same coffee place and low-light bistro pics on your Instagram feed?

Worry not, because your lovely and insta-obsessed friends have you covered!

You can get some drool-worthy pictures at ContainR, an art park that features SO MUCH amazing Alberta street-art.

 

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The park is a concept born from Springboard Performance, a  not-for-profit organization devoted to connecting artists to the public and providing a platform. The concept was simple: Repurposing otherwise desolate shipping containers and using that as a canvas to display art.

ContainR first appeared at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, introducing Alberta street art to the world. From there, it went to become the first city permitted Art Park in Calgary.

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Since its humble beginnings, ContainR grew to become a collection of shipping containers, an open-air theatre, a courtyard made of re-purposed rig mats, public furniture, moveable seating, sculptures, a little library, and a permaculture garden.

 

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Where is it?

ContainR at Sunnyside is located in the heart of… well… Sunnyside! Just a short trip across the Bow River from Downtown Calgary, this unique gallery will transport you to a world of street art as you’ve never seen before.

 

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How do I get there?

Head East¬†on¬†5 Avenue SW¬†toward¬†3 Street SW S/Barclay St SW. From there, you’re going to use the left lane to continue on¬†Edmonton Trail and turn left onto Memorial Drive. Keep going for just over two and a half kilometres to take a right onto 9th Street NW. Turn left onto 2nd Avenue NW and the park will be on your left.¬†

You could also just hop over the Louise Bridge, but the shorter trip could take you even longer, depending on the traffic.

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Calgary to ContainR Sunnyside (MAP)

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What’s there?

Well, first of all, take about 3,000 photos. Get your Insta POPPIN’ with all the coolest street art in the city at your fingers tips.

Once you get tired, or your max out your phone space, sip on some fresh lemonade or fun cocktails while taking in the art. If you’re willing to wait for a hot second, Fluid Fest is coming to ContainR from¬†October 18 ‚ÄĒ November 3. It’s a festival of all types of dance performances including street, jazz, contemporary, and so much more.

 

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