As we settle into the new year, our team here at KOAC is gearing up for another tremendous year filled with energy and creativity. We are excited to share that we have a busy calendar and will continue hosting our Artist in Residence programs, Create with KOAC kids summer art camp, and our School Outreach Programs.

These programs continue to grow in popularity and provide meaningful, as well as financial support to our vision – a year-round, sustainable, art-in-nature destination dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual arts. We couldn’t do this without the generosity and support of our donors, sponsors, students and Friends of KOAC members. Thank you!

As we move forward, we want to highlight a few of our accomplishments of last year:

  • Founder Katie Ohe is awarded the Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
  • Harry Kiyooka Memorial Fundraiser raises $82,285
  • Design and installation of the KOAC Gate – designed by Katie Ohe, an homage to the late Harry Kiyooka’s bandaid paintings
  • Installation of Katie Ohe’s Doodle 4, her first monumental piece created specifically for the KOAC Sculpture Park
  • KOAC Signage campaign for GIVING TUESDAY – a huge thank you to our community for helping us towards our goal
  • Our artist-in-residence Sabine LeCorre-Moore, spent February through July completing her Painting Alberta exhibit. Composed of 360 6” x 6” acrylic paintings, Painting Alberta was built through five years of research in museum archives and interviews with individuals to discover the many facets that make Alberta
  • 25 guided tours with 200 people during the spring, summer and fall for Saturday Tours or workplace retreats.

With the continued support from our many community partners, donors, sponsors, and Friends of KOAC, we will reach our important legacy – art-in-nature, land conservation and meaningful community building.











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We collect and preserve our heritage of modern contemporary sculpture art – from monumental-scale to site-specific earthworks.

At KOAC, Nature is our museum. Visit our outdoor cultural exhibit.

Featured sculpture: Steel Wave, by Roy Leadbeater

Calgary’s Best Kept Secret

and its 20 acres in size…

Located in Springbank, Alberta, the KOAC is poised to become one of Canada’s leading cultural art centres and sculpture parks. Dedicated to the preservation of the surrounding environment, KOAC aims to be a fully self-sufficient contemporary arts facility that focuses on the enrichment of Calgary’s cultural identity and Springbank’s community pride. 

Sculpture Park

KOAC’s Sculpture Park is home to over 100 pieces, including a large collection of monumental-scale contemporary works by local and international artists. Stay tuned for the Park’s virtual tour, coming soon.


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Youth Collage Program

Have fun using your imagination by playing with shape and colour in this collage workshop.

Venue + Booking

Take advantage of our Pavilion and Sculpture Park. Now booking for weddings, grad parties, and more.

Donation Opportunities

Get behind KOAC? Be a groundbreaker. Various levels of contribution allow you to get involved creatively!


Emerging Artist Program

Are you a recent grad and looking for a place to develop your practice? 

More than just a NOT-FOR-PROFIT

We provide a space for critical thinking and the exchange of knowledge. 

We bring communities together with contemporary art as a common language. 

From our Patrons

Thanks to everyone who has supported and keeps supporting KOAC. 

We wouldn’t be here without you.

“The Kiyooka Ohe Arts Center has heart and soul and it comes from the two iconic founders. Katie Ohe and Harry Kiyooka are Calgary Arts royalty who have taught, mentored, curated, wrote, painted and sculpted Calgary’s contemporary art scene. Meeting them is an honour and a memory to be treasured.”

Deborah Herringer

Director, Herringer Kiss Gallery

“My wish is for KOAC to accomplish everything they set out to do for the future of Calgary & culture. Katie and Harry have all the knowledge necessary to provide a home for excellent examples of art.”

Doug MacLean

Founder, Canadian Art Galleries

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