Apr 08

Business and arts team up to preview future of East Village

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Today the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) and the Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) announced a pilot project that will provide local artists temporary access to the vacant Seafood Market building (360 7th Ave SE)  this spring.  The two organizations are joining forces to position arts and culture as an important element of the new East Village.

The pilot project will run for three months and will see Calgary’s arts community invited to utilize the 24,000 sq ft Seafood Market in East Village for a variety of programing  that could include theatre, music, visual arts or new media.  While the Seafood Market is slated for eventual demolition, the creative use of an existing vacant building is part of a long term initiative to integrate the arts community into East Village.  CADA will be encouraging local artists looking for temporary  space to submit proposals for the us of the Seafood Market.  More details will be released in the coming weeks.

The first production slated for the refurbished space is ‘i-ROBOT Theatre’, produced by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre.  This original performance is a collaborative effort of 13 local theatre artists.  The production opens May 5, 2010 and runs until May 15, 2010.  Make sure you check it out!

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