A holiday message from KOAC’s Board Chairperson, Jesse Bonner:

As another year comes to an end, most of you will be in the midst of preparations for the holidays. This is a very special time of the year as it provides many of us with some time to enjoy the company of family and friends.

I hope all of you have the opportunity to reflect on these special moments and the relationships with your friends and loved ones, and to be grateful for the blessings we enjoy.

This year has been one of the most difficult years for KOAC. As many of you know, we lost one of our founders, Harry Kiyooka. Harry was an incredible artist who lived a remarkable life, without whom KOAC would not exist. While keeping with the spirit of the holidays, it is important to take a few moments and recall those of us who we have lost, and to keep these people and their families in our thoughts.

At the same time, 2022 has been an exciting year for us. KOAC has grown. We installed new sculptures, new park pathways, held a signature fundraiser, shared workshops, tours and exhibits with the public. We don’t plan to stop there while excited about the new year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our co-founder, Katie Ohe, the operations team, board members, artists, and volunteers for the tremendous effort they put in day in and day out to make sure that our organization is well looked after.

And to our donors, my sincere appreciation for your support of KOAC over the past year. It is because of your generosity that KOAC continues to make a difference in our community.

On behalf of myself, and the whole KOAC board, we hope this holiday season is an exceptionally good one and that the New Year brings you much health, happiness, and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUILDING WESTERN CANADA'S LARGEST SCULPTURE PARK

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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