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Shining a Light on Calgary’s Coolest Neighbourhood

Welcome to #KensingtonBRIGHT – a bold, colourful and interactive large-scale temporary art installation series in the heart of Kensington, Calgary’s urban village.

The installation series is located outdoors at four Kensington locationsThe Theodore Condos by Graywood Developments, Good Trade Coffee Company, Ridley's Cycle and Vine Styles – and was created by local artists in collaboration with PARK™ Production House and the Kensington Business Improvement Area (BIA).

These large-scale, vibrant vignettes will provide plenty of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities for you and your friends – come explore Kensington and experience the work of some of the city’s most talented creators!

View a Walking Map of Installations

Theodore rendering
Theodore rendering

A Very Bright Idea: #LiveTheodore

A stunning new condo development now selling and under construction on 10th Street NW, The Theodore will be not only Kensington’s tallest building, but also a true architectural landmark at the gateway to the community.

In fact, the #KensingtonBRIGHT installation at The Theodore was inspired by the building's distinct curved dichroic glass in vibrant, shifting colours, and the installation's 10 focal colours represent The Theodore's 10 stories.

In what has been a challenging year, Graywood sees the art installation at The Theodore an opportunity to give back to the community. By collaborating with PARK to feature #KensingtonBRIGHT on The Theodore’s construction hoarding, Graywood is proud to support something truly outside of the box – an initiative that gives Calgarians an opportunity to walk through the community and rediscover what makes Kensington so special.

Join Graywood in amplifying the work of local artists, and come experience The Theodore’s art installation for yourself. Find us just across the street from Kensington Safeway and the Sunnyside CTrain station.

We'd love to see your photos! Use #KensingtonBright and #LiveTheodore, and tag @theodorecondos in your posts!

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Experience #KensingtonBRIGHT on a Self-Guided Walking Tour

Meet the #KensingtonBRIGHT Artists

Michelle Hoogveld

Michelle Hoogveld

See Michelle’s work at The Theodore

Michelle Hoogveld is a Canadian painter and mural artist whose distinctive style is inspired by colour theory, connection, and matters of the heart. Michelle creates compositions of bold patterns and textile-like blockings of colour, with layers that weave and fold together as an intricate tapestry of who we are, celebratory of human identity and emotion.

Her colourful works are internationally recognized, beautifying and uplifting spaces in both the public and private realm. Creating around the world, Michelle has worked with a wide range of clients in Canada, the United States, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, and England.


Shannon Hoover

Shannon Hoover

FUSE 33

See Shannon’s work at The Theodore

Shannon is an innovator in technologies as well as leader in the Canadian Maker movement. He is the co-founder of the Fashion Technology company, Makefashion, as well as Calgary Maker Faire and Fuse33 Makerspace. He is devoted to improving his community and world through subversive change and art directed engineering. Passions include interactive LED projects, wearable tech and augmented self, as well as collaborating internationally to leverage maker culture to improve the quality of life.


Angel & Alex

Angel & Alex

INDICITY

See Indi City’s work at The Theodore and Ridley’s Cycle

Angel Aubichon and Alex Manitopyes are a two-spirited couple based in Calgary, offering creative visuals and storytelling through the lens of art, photography and filmmaking. Indi City also creates authentic handcrafted beaded jewelry including earrings, necklaces, chokers and beaded hats. A one-of-a kind, ‘Matriarch Speaks’ is a signature wearable technology project that has been on the runway with MakeFashion2017. Indi City embodies fashion innovation and Angel’s cultural roots. Indi City accessories are infused with tranquil floral patterns, feminine energy, and whispered stories within each piece.


Leetia Lyons

Leetia Lyons

Lee Chuts

See Leetia Lyons’ work at Vine Styles

Leechuts is the alias of Leetia Lyons, a Calgary-based illustrator and designer. She specializes in digital mediums to create design solutions and clean artwork for clients. Her personal pieces often consist of female figures and graphic elements, with influences from fashion, photography, and various artistic sub-cultures. She is an alumnus of the AuArts' Design Program and has designed for clients in real estate, tech, automobile, and non-profit.


Sydonne Warren

Sydonne Warren

See Sydonne Warren’s work at Good Trade Coffee Company

Syd The Artiste, also known as Sydonne Warren, is a Calgary based Visual Artist who began her self-taught art journey in 2013. Since then, Sydonne has developed into a professional Artist, Instructor and Designer and finally a student at Alberta University of the Arts.

Sydonne predominantly creates portraits but has recently explored abstract works. Her artwork often showcases a combination of high contrast subjects, bold but straightforward colour palettes, and a mixture of expressive strokes, drips and rigid lines. Sydonne’s themes are usually a reflection of herself and her desire for people of the African diaspora not only to occupy, but impact and own space.


Park Production House

Park Production House

The PARK foundation is a community-oriented platform dedicated to uplifting and celebrating local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists, and creatives across Canada by raising awareness, and creating opportunities, spaces, and experiences.

Over the past few years, PARK has been working closely with local artists to create beautiful and experiential murals and art installations in community spaces. These opportunities allow artists to share their work with larger audiences and build sustainable practices while supporting local businesses and providing a piece of cultural identity to the cities they operate in.

Be sure to use the hashtags #KensingtonBRIGHT and #LiveTheodore, and tag
@kensingtonyyc and @theodorecondos on Instagram so we can see your amazing photos!