Our Community

Meet the cSPACE creative community.

We’re home to some of Calgary’s most creative and collaborative artists, non-profits and inspired innovators.

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{ Tenants by Floor }

First Floor

115_215 – MMEC Logo

1ST FLOOR, #115 & #215
https://www.mmec.ca
403-668-8538
info@mmec.ca
HOURS: TYPICAL SCHOOL SCHEDULES

Montessori is a philosophy and method of education which emphasizes the potential of the child and which develops this potential by utilizing specially trained teachers (referred to as Guides) and specially designed teaching materials.

Montessori recognizes in each child a natural curiosity and desire to learn: the Montessori materials awaken this desire and channel this curiosity into a learning experience which each child can enjoy. Montessori materials help the child to better understand what they learn by associating an abstract concept with a concrete sensorial experience. In this manner, the Montessori child is actually learning, and not simply memorizing. The Montessori Method stresses that the child learns and progresses at their own pace so that fast learners are not held back, and slow learners are not frustrated by their inability to keep up.

120 – Metrographics Art+Design logo

1ST FLOOR, #120
https://www.metrodesigngroup.com/
403-228-1445
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00AM-5:00PM

Metrographics is a multi-disciplinary design and advertising studio where ‘graphic design’ and fine art’ each have something to say. Our studio work harnesses the paralleling experience of Creative Director Doug Driediger as a painter. Doug has completed over 40 large-scale public artworks across Canada and is a juried member of the national Society of Painters in watercolour. Working collaboratively with Project Manager/Fabrications expert John Twaddle for over twenty years, the Metro team has successfully completed projects that range in scope from identity development, marketing, publications and web design to large scale public murals, high profile exhibitry and world-class interpretive displays.

Aroma Logo

1ST FLOOR, #120
https://aromacafebar.ca/
info@aromacafebar.ca
COVID-19 HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:00AM-5:00PM
REGULAR HOURS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 8:00AM-8:00PM

Located in the historical building of cSPACE King Edward in Marda Loop, Aroma Café Bar focus on providing our community with fresh coffee, tasty home made style foods and a friendly customer service. Aroma offers take out and catering services for special events. Fresh coffee includes traditional cafes such as Americano, Brewed Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino, and Espresso. Aroma offers hot chocolate, specialty teas, natural juices and a variety of soft drinks. A selection of sweet pastries is offered to pair with hot and cold beverages. Aroma provides a unique approach serving delicious home made style meals that are customized to the requirements of our clients. We love to prepare personalized options so you can enjoy tasty options with a personal flavour. You can visit us at cSPACE King Edward in Marda Loop or order online. Thank you for supporting local businesses.

135 – Theatre Encounter Logo

1ST FLOOR, #135
http://www.theatreencounter.com/

Theatre Encounter is an alternative classic theatre company focusing on experimental performance adaptations of classic texts. Our work is movement-driven, collaborative, adventurous and challenging. Each season, we create new, experimental performance pieces from our home studio, The Abattoir @ cSPACE King Edward.

Second Floor

2ND FLOOR, #205
https://nataliegerber.ca/
403-619-2519
HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT

Natalie Gerber Studio is a boutique, small scale textile printing studio with a two-person printing team producing contemporary hand-crafted yardage. Based in Calgary, Canada. Natalie Gerber develops and produces in-studio textile collections while providing design and silkscreen printing services for specialized projects. Recently relocating her home-based studio to cSPACE King Edward, and having a public space, has allowed the artist/designer to open the studio to others and share her love for surface design through a range of workshops that explore fibre based arts.

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2ND FLOOR, #210
https://www.feaststudio.ca/
403-402-0715
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10:00AM-5:00PM (CONTACT AHEAD OF VISIT)

We are letterpress printers, designers, and photographers, based in Calgary Alberta. We love working with our hands, taking the time to get it right, and rallying community around worthwhile causes. We use a blend of traditional print making equipment and modern techniques to craft print pieces that elevate your next project, product, business venture, or special occasion, including: Wedding Suites, Business Cards, Labels + Hang-Tags, Packaging, Unique Gifts, Personalized Stationery, Greeting Cards, Posters and art prints. We care about what you do, why you do it, and who it impacts. Our design services include brand identity, print and packaging, web design, illustration, art direction, photography and more.

220 – Anneke Forbes

2ND FLOOR, #220
https://www.annekeforbes.com/
403-815-8169
HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

The idea of clothing as an heirloom is missing from our current fashion mindset. To inspire a return to a time when it was treasured, I use luxurious natural fabrics, bespoke finishings, soft tailoring, and classic design. I strive to create garments that will survive both daily wear and passing trends so your children can cherish your jackets as much as you do. To add an extra layer of love, customization options like personalized fit and fabric choices can be requested to take my made-to-order pieces from made beautifully to made just for you.

220 – NONIE

2ND FLOOR, #220
https://www.houseofnonie.com/
403-615-7271

NONIE was founded by Nina Kharey in 2015 and was quickly discovered by Barbara Atkin, who became the designers mentor. The line became well known in not only Calgary, but across Canada, gaining media attention and receiving their first CAFA nomination in 2017. NONIE has successfully shown in Toronto with Re/SET, and recently, in New York with IMG. On July 17, 2018, HRH Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, wore the Sleeveless Trench from the Spring 2018 collection and the brand gained international attention. Media coverage for the line was extensive and included TIME Magazine, Elle (Canada and US), and also a piece written by Edward Barsamian from Vogue.

NONIE debuted at NYFW with IMG to present their Spring 2019 collection. The collection was received well by media and grew a stockist in NY including department store FiveStory New York. In 2019, NONIE returned to the runway with Autumn 2019.

225 – The Blackboard Gallery logo

2ND FLOOR, #225
https://blackboardgallery.com/
403-305-5341
HOURS: TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 12:00PM-5:00PM OR BY APPOINTMENT

We are a curated art jewellery shop representing over 10 Canadian artists both emerging and established. Our mission is to promote fine art jewellery through sales, exhibitions and classes and more! Artist, goldsmith and designer Shona Rae has been making art jewellery since 1995. After graduating from ACAD in 2000, she co-owned and operated INFLUX Jewellery Gallery from 2004-11. Shona’s work has been nationally and internationally acclaimed. She presently owns and operates The Blackboard Gallery with assistant Melanie Archer.

235 – Studio C logo

2ND FLOOR, #235
https://www.studiocprospect.ca/
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00AM-4:00PM

Studio C is a public art gallery and studio created by Prospect Human Services, a leading Alberta not-for-profit. Studio C creates inclusive culture through exhibitions, art classes, employment-preparation workshops, skill building programs, employer team building sessions, and collaborative projects. The centre supports an intersection of communities including mental health, pan-disability, newcomers, seniors and youth.

A recent recipient of the CCVO Innovation Award and the Cultural Leaders’ City Builder Award, Studio C has also been described by Avenue Magazine as a place that ‘defies stereotypes and inspires invention’.

260_280 – Alberta Craft Gallery logo-01

2ND FLOOR, #260 & #280
http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca/
587-391-0129
HOURS: WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY 11:00AM-5:00PM, SATURDAY 10:00AM-5:00PM

Visit the Alberta Craft Gallery & Shop in cSPACE King Edward to discover contemporary and traditional fine craft from Alberta-based artists working across ceramics, furniture, jewellery, wood, textiles, and glass. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting established and emerging talents, and the shop is a unique destination where you’ll find the work of 70+ local craft artists. Visit our website and connect with us on social media for current exhibitions and events. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The Alberta Craft Gallery is operated by the Alberta Craft Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and development of craft in Alberta.

Third Floor

310 – CALL logo

3RD FLOOR, #310
https://calgarylifelonglearners.ca/
HOURS: VARIABLE

The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners is a dynamic member-led, not-for-profit organization. You are invited to be part of the action. CALL’s vision is to offer innovative and affordable learning opportunities. CALL is for people who want to engage in learning for the joy of it and to share their knowledge, ideas, experience and interests with others. Programs and activities cover a wide range of topics, from art and culture to politics, health and science. Registrations are accepted on a first-received, first-served basis.

Affordability, flexibility in time and place, and a friendly, informal small group approach make our learning programs unique. Members are encouraged to suggest topics for upcoming programs and initiate new learning activities. The first programs started in September 2011, with about one hundred members. Currently, mid-2020, there are over 1300 members.

325 QuestTheatre Logo

3RD FLOOR, #325
https://www.questtheatre.org/
403-264-8575
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00AM-5:00PM (OFFICE HOURS)

Quest Theatre’s vision is to nurture young people through exceptional adventures in theatre. We do this primarily through school and community productions, Artists in School Residency Program, and seasonal drama camps. Our aim is to create whimsical intelligent theatre experiences that encourages a child to explore who they are, discover what is important, and to build the kind of world they want to live in.

335 – DSW Logo-01

3RD FLOOR, #335
https://dancersstudiowest.ca/

Through residencies, research labs, technical training, inclusive community initiatives and public presentations, Dancers’ Studio West is dedicated to supporting the evolution of contemporary dance practices in Alberta.

Dancers’ Studio West served as a presenter for Calgary audiences for over 25 years. It brought in national shows, connected Calgary to the national community, and encouraged local dance artists to create new work. It was the only contemporary dance presenter in Calgary for many years and one of a very few in Alberta.

350 – Alliance Française logo

3RD FLOOR, #350 & #370
https://www.afcalgary.ca/
403-245-5662
HOURS: TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 9:30AM-6:00PM, SATURDAY 9:00AM-4:30PM (OFFICE HOURS)

The Alliance Française Calgary engages Calgarians in the enjoyment of high quality French classes, and in the discovery of francophone cultural experiences, accessible to all.

3RD FLOOR, #380
https://www.miketanphoto.com/
mike@miketanphoto.com
HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Hi from Mike Tan. I’m a photographer in Calgary AB specializing in event + portrait photography, including arts + music events, headshots + portraits, and select weddings.

380 – Katy Whitt Photography logo

3RD FLOOR, #380
https://www.katywhitt.com/
403-973-2742

Katy Whitt is a photographer, digital communications specialist, and visual artist based in sunny Calgary, AB. Katy proudly calls Studio 380 in cSPACE her home, and enjoys being an active participant in the Calgary arts community. Katy loves live blues shows, theatre, horses, and enjoying the great outdoors.

390 – AMPA logo

3RD FLOOR, #390
https://albertamagazines.com/
403-262-0081

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) sustains a healthy and thriving magazine industry by serving the people who publish, create, print and distribute an uniquely Albertan view of the world. We’re a classroom, a forum, a newsletter, an advocate and a united voice for magazine publishers in the province. Since 1997, we’ve supported Alberta magazines through promotion, advancement, and practical programs that foster professional development and industry growth.

Fourth Floor

410 – Atelier Artista logo

4TH FLOOR, #410
https://www.atelierartista.com/

Art school skills based figurative art studio. Courses for every age. Drop in figure sessions with live models, drawing and painting classes and more. All skill levels welcome!

415 – Michael Dean Dargie_Make More Creative logo

4TH FLOOR, #415
https://www.makemorecreative.com/
403-450-3491
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00AM-5:00PM

I’ve enjoyed work as a Starving Artist, Adult Educator, Entrepreneur, Managing Editor, Visual Communication Manager, Communications Director, Creative Director and VP of Communications for companies in Western Canada and Pacific Northwest. Through ‘Make More Creative’ I’m on a mission to help Canadians and businesses find, shape, and share their stories around the world.

I currently produce and host two podcasts listened to in 92 countries; both have received multiple nominations in the 2019 and 2020 Canadian Podcast Awards:

RebelRebel is for creative rebels and entrepreneurs; Dropbear and Panda Save the World (with Jennifer MacLean/Panda) is a whimsical look at the world we live in so we try our best to save it.

420 – Cecile Albi Fine Art Painter logo

4TH FLOOR, #420
https://www.cecilealbi.com/
403-827-9426
HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cecile spent much of her youth exploring the woods, riverbanks and the lakeside shoreline. In so doing she gained an appreciation of nature’s rhythm and colour. Cecile obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Diploma in Graphic Design from Red River College. She worked over 20 years in Calgary practicing graphic design. Her long-time love for fine art lead her out of the graphic design world and into fine art painting. Three years ago Cecile established her studio at cSPACE King Edward and has since gained a strong following for her unique style. Cecile’s work is on display at her cSPACE studio where she frequently hosts art shows presenting her latest work. She has been a feature artist the past 3 years at the Calgary Stampede’s Western Showcase. Her work is currently on display at Art Country Canada in Canmore, the Gust Gallery in Waterton and Vine Styles Kensington in Calgary.

425 – Springboard Performance Logo

4TH FLOOR, #425
https://springboardperformance.com/
403-265-3230

Springboard Performance is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, audiences, the body and the mind through physical contemporary creation and public space manipulation. We provide opportunities to artists to risk, learn, create, perform and connect with a local and national community, bridging disciplines with clustered festival programming, creative residencies, performances and more. We champion exploration of physical contemporary practices, in deepening understanding of art and ideas, and support the aesthetic risk-taking that challenges both artists and audiences with new ways of seeing, representing, and responding to contemporary life.

430 – NUR Films logo

4TH FLOOR, #430
https://www.nurfilms.ca/
403-829-7335
HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Nur Films is a full-service creative agency specializing in film and video for all applications; web content marketing to narrative, documentary, music videos and more. Headed by creative director Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi and backed by a roster of some of Canada’s finest designers, artists, film makers, illustrators and musicians, Nur Films strives to make inspiring content that is accessible and relevant.

Print

4TH FLOOR, #435
http://www.calgaryalliedartsfoundation.ca/
HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT

CAAF’s mission is to promote the visual arts throughout Alberta – most directly in Calgary. We do this though the direct support of artists and the creation and promotion of exhibitions and events which give the general public access to the work of these artists. In our cSPACE studio we offer studio residencies for emerging artists.

460 – AWCS logo

4TH FLOOR, #460
https://www.alexandrawriters.org/
403-264-4730
HOURS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9:00AM-3:00PM

To support local creative writers through learning and shared experience. The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society aims to bring writers together. We provide a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment where writers of all ages and abilities feel safe learning the craft and sharing the difficulties of the writing experience.

480 – Forte Musical Theatre Guild Logo-01

4TH FLOOR, #480
https://www.fortemusical.ca/
587-393-6121

Forte Musical Theatre Guild (Forte) is a company on the leading edge of musical theatre in Canada. We are the only professional company west of Toronto dedicated exclusively to new musicals and, with our stable of established and emerging artists, we create engaging and intimate evenings of award-winning entertainment. Forte also creates educational and professional development opportunities for students, writers and young professionals to gain experience in this dynamic art form.

480 – Sage Theatre Logo

4TH FLOOR, #480
https://sagetheatre.com/
403-264-7243

Sage Theatre fosters community and empathy through our theatre productions, and through enhancing the local arts community. Our theatre productions are intimate introductions to complex people and problems. We also produce the IGNITE! Festival, which fosters 100+ local emerging artists every year.

490 – Rozsa Foundation Logo

4TH FLOOR, #490
https://www.rozsafoundation.org/
403-245-6063
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00AM-3:30PM

Founded in 1990, the Rozsa Foundation is a philanthropic organization known for effective support and advocacy for the Arts in Alberta. The Foundation builds on the legacy of Drs. Ted and Lola Rozsa, who were acknowledged champions of the Arts through their support of not-for-profit arts organizations active in the City of Calgary.

The Rozsa Foundation supports Transformational Leadership in the Arts:

  • Regionally, by funding organizations through regular granting cycles.
  • Provincially, by strengthening arts managers through our arts leadership programs and our annual Rozsa Awards: the Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management and Rozsa Award for Excellence in Board Leadership.
  • Nationally, by funding and supporting research that informs and strengthens the arts sector as a whole.

Outdoors

GlassHouse Xperience logo

OUTDOORS SW LANEWAY
https://ghxperience.com/
403-462-2651
info@ghxperience.com

Glass House Xperience is Canada’s only mobile glass blowing studio, Home to Calgary when we are not traveling. Glass House offers a variety of glassblowing classes, custom glass art and more.

Coworkers

Sdbx 375 – Solas Logo (no Inc)

3RD FLOOR, SANDBOX #375
https://solasenergyconsulting.com/
405-454-9463
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00AM-5:00PM

We provide renewable energy solutions to meet growing energy demands in North America and across the globe. Clean and efficient, renewable energy sources will power our world while restoring and sustaining our environment for future generations. Solas Energy Consulting is building a brighter energy future today. Solas provides business strategy, consulting, and commercial advisory services for renewable energy, climate change, and corporate sustainability.

Sdbx 375 – Prairie Debut logo

3RD FLOOR, SANDBOX #375
http://prairiedebut.com/
403-862-2954

Prairie Debut’s reputation for presenting artists with a high level of excellence is well established. Each year, we receive over 80 applications from Canadian artists eager to tour through Western Canada. An independent artistic advisory panel selects four artists or ensembles who will tour the following season. Prairie Debut plans, develops and financially supports tours of between 30 to 40 concerts per year, and pays appropriate fees to the artists in recognition of their high artistic standard. Community presenters across the Prairies and Yukon have the opportunity to feature these artists in concert, at a subsidized fee which makes the concerts affordable for smaller communities. Artists also engage in school performances, workshops, masterclasses and community outreach activities.

Sdbx 375 – OBAD

3RD FLOOR, SANDBOX #375
https://www.obad.ca/

The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders (OBAD) is a non-profit organization promoting mental wellness through peer support, community education and creative collaboration. SITE c Projects is an OBAD art initiative promoting individual growth and community development through personal and collective expression.

Sdbx 375 – Casa Mexico logo

3RD FLOOR, SANDBOX #375
https://www.casamexico.ca/
403-585-5675
HOURS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 8:00AM-8:00PM

Casa Mexico mission is to create space to promote and showcase the best of Mexico abroad.

We achieve this mission by:

  • Showcasing Mexico’s cultural richness, economic potential, and gastronomy diversity.
  • Creating programs and activities designed to increase awareness and understanding of Mexico.
  • Promoting the Spanish Language and Latin American heritage.
  • Fostering the preservation of the Mexican identity, the integration and sense of dual belonging among Mexicans living abroad.
  • Supporting the work and talent of the artistic and creative community.
  • Developing collaborations to enhance the relationship Mexico-Canada.
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3RD FLOOR, SANDBOX #375
Website: www.jeffwiehler.com

About/bio: Jeff Wiehler is a freelance copywriter and designer. For grassroots groups in Alberta to global brands, his focus is on purposeful messaging and simple communications. He primarily works with non-profit groups and marketing agencies to create website content, strategic communications plans and user-focused designs. See some of his latest projects at www.jeffwiehler.com.
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3RD FLOOR, SANDBOX #375
Website: https://www.rafa-alberta.ca
Tel: 780-462-0502 (RAFA Edmonton)

About/bio: Le Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta (RAFA), organisme de services aux arts et porte-parole de la communauté francophone artistique et culturelle de l’Alberta, a pour mission de regrouper les artistes et les organismes artistiques et culturels d’expression française pour assurer le développement et l’épanouissement de toutes les formes d’expressions artistiques en Alberta.

The Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta (RAFA) is a provincial arts service organization and the official voice of Alberta’s francophone arts and culture community. Its mission is to bring together French-speaking artists and arts and culture organizations to ensure the development and vitality of all forms of artistic expression in Alberta.The Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta (RAFA) is a provincial arts service organization and the official voice of Alberta’s francophone arts and culture community. Its mission is to bring together French-speaking artists and arts and culture organizations to ensure the development and vitality of all forms of artistic expression in Alberta.

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