Gallery 505 is a reference to its street address at 505 – 8th Ave SW. This high pedestrian-traffic area gives CAAF a street presence and extends our footprint into the Calgary cultural scene. Here on display, you will see artworks by previous participants of CAAF’s Artist Residency programs.
The studio residency program was designed by CAAF to encourage the development of art and culture to practicing artists in and around Calgary. By supplying studio space and monthly funding, emerging artists may grow in their practice and exhibit on a greater scale with the assistance of CAAF.
A non-profit organization with a volunteer board and membership, CAAF is keen to see the visual arts in Calgary flourish and Gallery 505 is its most recent initiative, thanks to gift of long term space. Here at 505, you will see a new display of artworks every three to four months.
The footprint for the gallery is not large but it is dynamic (think the + 15 Windows in the Epcor Centre). Every aspect has been considered from the design of the interior to the environmental concerns associated with displaying artwork. We are grateful to 679 Capital for seeing Gallery 505 come to fruition. By collaborating with 679 Capital, we hope to enrich the community in the core and further promote Calgary’s vibrant art scene.
We also acknowledge the generous support of Calgary Arts Development, the Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Rozsa Foundation.