About this Walk

Back alleys are often an afterthought. Alleys are for car parking, green bins, blue bins, black bins and… art?

Garage art has started popping up in Sunnyside alleyways. This walk will take you on a tour of garage doors that have been converted from boring beige to the homeowner’s colourful expressions. As we stroll through Sunnyside’s eclectic alleys we will discuss the role of place-making using art in the overlooked and underappreciated alleyway. Come join the leaders as they take you on a tour of some of their favorite alleyway art pieces. You might even find some inspiration to turn your garage door from a blank canvas into a masterpiece.


Note: Gentle Density in Historic Hillhurst is another walk in our neighbourhood occurring between 11am – 1pm. We have timed these two walks to welcome people to attend both. Between the walks we will have a community picnic at containR (1020 2 Avenue NW).  Bring your own food and drink. Come socialize with us between the walks!

Quadrant: NW
Meeting Place: 940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6 (Vendome Cafe)
Finish Point: 940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6
Walk Duration: 1.5 hours
Areas of Interest: Urbanism, Arts & Culture
Led By: Christie Stayner, Darren Mazzei
Look for: We will be standing on the corner west of Vendome cafe beside the containR performance stage (the big colorful shipping containers)
Inner City: No