It’s known as the Artists’ Avenue, 23rd Ave SE in Ramsay is only two blocks long but the 51 houses are homes to artists and craftspeople.
On September 22, from 11am to 5pm, the community is opening its doors for the 23rd Avenue Artwalk and Street Celebration where the street will be transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts gallery. The printmakers, knitters, visual artists, bakers, glassblowers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians will host it all along their porches and front lawns. Many are decorated with original pieces of work, including custom painted front doors like the Piscasso-like one by Matthew Page-Hanify. Plus, the area is known for some of the most beautiful gardens in the city. They even got a grant from Calgary 2012 to make this happen but had so much volunteer and community support that they’re going to be awarding it down the line to a project that will benefit the street and the community at large.
The walk will coincide with the Eastside studio crawl and the community hopes to incise participants to travel the extra block further to 23rd Avenue.
-Amy Jo Espetveidt, Quadrophonic Image