Four art studios opened their doors to the public on Sept. 16, to show what they can do and sell some of their work.
The East Side Studio Crawl was a way to inspire the public and show what local artists are creating.
The East Side Art Crawl has been running for 14 years.
The artists loved the interest shown by the public in their work.
Jeff de Boer is a Calgary artist who studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD).
De Boer has created a number of high profile artworks in the city, including an installation in the new International terminal at the Calgary airport.
He also designed the Cross Iron Mills Steel Cowboys.
“My work isn’t always about me. My work has always been about connecting with the public outside of me,” said de Boer.
De Boer is the only artist that has his own studio on the tour in Ramsay.
Artpoint hosts 54 artists in their studio who do many different forms of art.
Charlene Turner-Kroeger’s studio is in the Artpoint building. She has been an artist for years and has transitioned through many different mediums.
Turner-Kroeger has seen a lot of interest in her artwork over the years.
“I started painting in a certain way and just grew and changed,” said Turner-Kroeger.
All the paintings at the Studio 4 complex were for sale.
Ettore Iannacito, an artist from Ontario, loves the public engagement in Calgary.
“I don’t recall anything like this in Toronto,” said Iannacito.
He paints with acrylics and has always had an interest in art.
His paintings are from 2014 to 2017.
Iannacito has noticed a lot of interest in his paintings and support.
The Burns Visual Arts Society (BVAS) was the first stop on the tour and is home to a number of talented artists in Calgary.
The building was packed with people and many pieces were sold.
A popular artist at BVAS was Cecilia Gossen, whose gallery was swamped by people enjoying her art and the kind of work she does.
Gossen does a type of art called constructions which involves taking different parts and assembling them into something new.