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The Conversation sculpture is one of the most popular and cherished landmarks of the city. Created by designer William Hodd McElcheran, this magnificent sculpture has been dotting the 8th Avenue since 1981. This interesting piece of art was created using bronze and depicts two merchants, deep in conversation. Art enthusiasts and architecture admirers, shall find this splendid sculpture, a total treat to the eyes.
The Contemporary Calgary aims at promoting contemporary art, craft, design and architecture. The museum's decor is kept simple, thus focusing mainly on the showcased art. Visitors can enjoy unique exhibits like Marcel Van Eden's 'The Lone Lake Murders'. Art enthusiasts also get an opportunity to participate in the lectures and discussions held by prominent personalities. Besides the art shows, guests are entertained by musical performances and other. To sum it up, the gallery ensures a thorough visual treat!
When a cold north wind is howling and the mid-winter temperature is too frigid, this downtown greenhouse is a welcome oasis of greenery and warmth. It showcases many local and tropical plants, fountains, waterfalls, reflecting pools stocked with carp, wooden bridges and a small playground where harried parents can let loose their children.
The Big Secret Theater in the EPCOR Centre is one of the most popular cultural event venues. Holding shows such as the Drowning Girls by the Alberta Theater Project and many more makes it obvious as to why it is so popular. Known for showing only the best, the Big Secret Theater does not stand for mediocrity. For further information do give them a call.
A very famous sports and entertainment venue in Calgary, Flames Central offers a lot of entertainment along with fine dining options. The venue houses Wildfire Grill restaurant where you can try a variety of creative dishes or you can also enjoy your favorite sport on the projection screen at the Virtual Arena lounge. Located on the 2nd floor of the venue, The Owner's Lounge is occasionally used to host various kinds of social as well as corporate functions. This is one of the most happening venues in Calgary.
Located in the Arts Commons at Olympic Plaza, Max Bell Theatre (ECPA) opens an hour prior to a performance and closes half an hour post the show. Shaped like a horseshoe, the venue can accommodate 750 people. The management is quite strict about entry, so you better not be late, or you will be seated only after a break in the ongoing performance. The main floor, the mezzanine level and the first and second floor balconies complete the seating arrangement of the theater.