A botanical wetland marked with celebrated sculptures, a home-turned-art-gallery, a centre that marries art and culture, and — if all goes to plan — a welcome destination for national and international artists.
The newest addition that pays homage to the Calgary contemporary art scene aims to offer all of the above, and more.
The words spill out passionately. Though she's in a small vocal booth in a basement at the Beltline Youth Centre, she raps as if it were for a stadium full of fans.
It did not take long for Nina Rahal-Kharey to develop a passion for fashion; her parents were both in the clothing-manufacturing business.
Rahal-Kharey, who graduated several years ago from the University of Calgary's engineering program, sits in the basement of her Calgary home.
Five friends recall how they got together in high school for the love of dance. Graduating didn't keep them apart. They reunited in college for the same reasons of passion — to dance.