A colourful new walking tour has just launched in Kensington

Dec 15 2020, 7:56 pm

Kensington just got a little more colourful.

A stunningly bright walking tour has just been launched in the neighbourhood of Kensington this week, bringing some hopeful light to what has otherwise been a rather dark year.

A release from PARK states that the #KensingtonBright tour was created in partnership with Graywood Developments and the Kensington BRZ.

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Good Trade Coffee Co, Artist: Sydonne Warren (Photo by Dave Lieske @davey_gravy)

The walking tour features four works of public art from five Calgary artists:Ā Michelle Hoogveld, Leetia Lyons (Leechuts), Sydonne Warren, Angel Aubichon and Alex Manitopyes (Indi City), and Shannon Hoover (Fuse 33), according to the release.

The tour’s creators hope that it incentivizes Calgarians to get out of the house (in a COVID-safe way) as well as to shop local this holiday season at Kensington’s many locally owned shops.

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Ridley’s Cycle – Artist: Indi City (Photo by Dave Lieske @davey_gravy)

ā€œWe saw a great opportunity with the #KensingtonBRIGHT initiativeā€ says Patrick Briscoe, Vice President of Development at Graywood Development.

ā€œThis has been such a challenging year for everyone, in particular small businesses, and we felt a sense of responsibility to give back to the community.”

All four art installations are within blocks from each other and can be found using the following map:

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Kensington Walking Tour map (PARK, Graywood Developments, and Kensington BRZ)

Photos with the artwork is encouraged, and those who go on the self-guided walking tour can share their captures with the #KensingtonBright hashtag.

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Vine Styles – Artist: Leechuts (Photo by Dave Lieske @davey_gravy)

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