The safety and well-being of our community, including our loyal volunteers and dedicated artists who make our existence possible is of the utmost importance to us at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and Sculpture Park. Given the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close the centre until further notice, following the advice of authorities.

We want you to know we are available online, either through our website or by contacting us directly at communications@koartscentre.org. We remain positive and hopeful that the situation improves quickly, and send our love and support to all those affected. Warmly,

Katie and Harry and all the KOAC team.

Recent News & Events

Katie Ohe at The Esker Foundation Until May 4 2020

Katie Ohe at The Esker Foundation Until May 4 2020

Ohe’s floor-based series of works such as Typhoon (1984), Monsoon (2006, 2011), and Chuckles (2015) utilize powder coating and colour to induce intuitive touch. The collective movement of these groupings emphasizes the importance of the space around the sculptures, their relationship to each other, and to the viewer.

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Linda Craddock  – Artist Supporter

Linda Craddock – Artist Supporter

Linda Craddock understands that none of us live exclusively in the present. To Craddock, the concept of now coalesces our personal and collective experiences within a shared, current framework of simply existing. She explores the layers of conflict between conscious...

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Are you our Friend?

Are you our Friend?

  The KO Arts Centre is changing! We are opening our Sculpture Park to the public June 21st 2020. Our Schools Outreach Program is expanding to reach over 300 students. Our emerging artist program will host 4 young artists with dedicated studio time. And we...

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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

Uniting Our Community

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