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Alberta: A masterpiece in the making

Alberta: A masterpiece in the making

Posted on: January 23, 2015
Author: Jennifer Kohle

We think Alberta is a work of art. That’s why ATB Financial supports organizations like the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), which brings together artists from all over the province in one creative space.

As a champion for the rich arts and culture across Alberta, presenting the AGA’s Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition is a natural fit. The exhibition, which runs January 24 - May 3, is named for an actual LRT station in Edmonton that was constructed but never opened. Each of the 89 pieces featured tells a unique story about the experience of living in Alberta – from a video profiling the fantastic indoor beach at West Edmonton Mall's World Waterpark, to a poem written onto a micro-organism by a university professor.

“I remember the first time we sponsored the Biennial and one of the artists thanked me personally and said, without your support, no one would see my art,” recalls Peggy Garritty, Senior VP of Reputation and Brand, “I’ve never forgotten that.”

ATB’s support for the arts includes a wide variety of organizations and events that celebrate the arts scene in our province and offer us the chance to be more creative thinkers. From the National Music Centre in Calgary, to arts and theatre camps in Lethbridge – Alberta is a masterpiece.

Here are some of the arts and culture organizations ATB is proud to support: