ARTIST HIGHLIGHT // RAD PACKS

RAD packs! This brother duo uses recycled denim to make their amazing line of bags. Recycled, local, socially-conscious and literally rad, these guys are a welcome addition to any of our events. We love them at the MC and are so excited to have them be a part of our upcoming 6-Year Anniversary!  Check out the interview we did with them, and come and meet them in person in a couple of weeks!

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Tell us a bit about RAD Packs and how it got started?

RAD is an acronym for Recycled All Denim. We (Rob & Jay) manufacture backpacks & accessories in our garage, from recycled pairs of jeans found in local thrift stores. RAD packs started 2 years ago when I had the urge to try my hand at sewing a backpack. Denim was a no brainer because it’s durable, functional, and fit with Calgary’s western roots. It’s satisfying repurposing a pair of pants to live on as a backpack, instead of ending up in a landfill somewhere.

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You guys stress that you use all the components of the denim, and nothing goes to waste. Why is this important to you, and how is this mentality reflected in other areas of your life?

We try to use as much as we possibly can. All the pockets on the jeans become pockets on the packs. We save the leftover denim from our backpacks for our caps and fanny packs. We’re still looking into recycling the leftover scraps after all that is said and done.

Our parents taught us to be environmentally conscious and to reuse and recycle when we were young, so those became our values. We spend our lives outside, and have a huge respect for nature and how fragile our planet is. By making our packs locally out of a product that already exists, and would otherwise go to waste, we’re minimising our environmental impact. There’s so much garbage made in Asia in this day and age, it’s way more personal when you buy from someone who’s making a quality product in North America, with their own hands. RAD reflects the same values that we live by.

It’s always nice to see family working together on a project…what’s it like working as a team of brothers?

It’s the best. We pretty much do everything together (laughs), so working together under the same name came pretty naturally to us. We each have our own strengths, so it really streamlines running RAD together. For us it’s an outlet for our creative energy.

GirlsPack_Detail1You’re both new to the MC, and joined us for the first time less than a year ago. What inspired you to apply, and what insight can you give to new companies and artists beginning to sell their work?

Around this time last year we were looking to expand our market, and while our webstore was working for global orders, we wanted an avenue to share our packs with the community in Calgary. We are strong believers in supporting the local scene, and being able to deal with local artists & craftspeople, rather than purchasing some single serving product from afar that has no love put into it. The MC really provided an outlet for us to become a part of the Calgary community from the business side of things. With some extra stock on hand, we applied, and were gratefully accepted. It was a wonderful experience, and we would recommend it to any other local business beginning to sell their products. Hard work pays off. If you have your own idea, stick with it, and do it to your full potential.

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Day in the life…what does that look like for you? When you’re not making packs, what do you like to do?

Wake up at 7am, eat a nutritious and delicious breakfast along with a tasty cup of joe. Then we head out to the workshop garage, and start sewing till about 5 in the evening with a quick lunch break in the mix and usually a bicycle ride to the post office. We spend a couple days a month “denim hunting” at the thrift stores around the city, and running around to pick up materials. We reserve our evenings and weekends for outdoor activities. In the summer we love going hiking, cliff jumping, swimming, skateboarding, canoeing, climbing, camping, basically anything active outside does the trick. During the winter months we shut down the workshop and go skiing everyday!

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You’re going to be celebrating with us at the upcoming 6-Year Anniversary…what can people expect to see at your pop-up space?

We’ve been super busy in the workshop these past few weeks getting prepared for the 6-Year Anniversary, and we’re really excited with what we have to offer! We’ll be bringing an assortment of backpacks ranging in size and colour, from our classic “15 Pack” rucksack with waxed canvas bottoms and leather strapping, to our new smaller acid wash girls pack. We’ll have all you need for heading back to school. We’ll also have an assortment of denim 5 panel caps and fanny packs up for sale!

SS14PackFamilyHow can everyone contact you or see more of what you guys do?

Follow us on Instagram: @radpacks. You can buy our packs in our online store: www.radpacks.ca . Or feel free to fire us an email if you want to talk about a custom backpack or have any questions: radpacks@hotmail.com.

 

Bike Scavenger Hunt // September 6

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Welcome to our 3rd Annual Bike Scavenger Hunt!

The Scavenger Hunt starts at 12 pm sharp on Saturday, September 6th, on the East Village RiverWalk. We ask that every team bring a digital camera/camera phone.
*Minimum 2 people, Maximum 4 people*

GRAND PRIZE
$500 in Market Collective GCs courtesy of car2go
4 growlers + 4 beer glasses from Village Brewery
Backpack, bike side carrier bags, bar tape + stickers from Bike Bike
4 general admission passes to Calgary International Film Festival
$40 GCs to Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
4 free animation classes from Quickdraw Animation
4 free MC admissions and 4 free photo booth prints

2nd PRIZE
$100 in Market Collective GCs courtesy of car2go
$20 GCs to Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
2 general admission passes to Beakerhead and Beakerhead bandanas
4 general admission passes to Calgary International Film Festival
4 free MC admissions and 4 free photo booth prints

3rd PRIZE
T-shirts and “Friends of Bike Calgary” cards from Bike Calgary
$20 GCs to Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
2 general admission passes to Calgary International Film Festival
Beakerhead bandanas
4 free MC admissions and 4 free photo booth prints

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If you would like to register your team, please email the following information to: media@marketcollective.ca

♥ Team Name:
♥ CONTACT NAME:
♥ Number of people on your team:
♥ TELEPHONE:
♥ E-MAIL:

The cost for each team to register is $40. You can pay in 3 ways:
(Upon registration, we will
1. Email Transfer
2. PayPal
3. Cheque

Deadline for Registration: September 2nd

MC STAGE | FOLK FEST | INSIDE EAU CLAIRE

Folk Fest Music 2014

 

YOGA AT THE MC FOR FOLK FEST!

Join us Sunday morning from 11am – 12pm for a $2 donation karma class!

Located at Eau Claire with the Market Collective X Calgary Folk Fest collaboration, join yoga Instructor Randelle from Blacksmith Yoga.  A perfect way to ease into the day!

Where : Market Collective at Eau Claire

When : Sunday 11am – 12pm

a $2 donation get you entered into a draw for a $50 MC Gift Certificate!

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PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEY VINCENT

 

May 2014 Photobooth by Julia and Emily

Look at all of these beauties! Photobooth designed by Julia Gummo & Emily Beaudoin, and all photos taken by Elyse Bouvier!

Enjoy!

 

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DOWNLOAD PHOTOS HERE!

May 30-June 1, 2014 Photo Booth

Back Drop Creation by: Julia Gummo & Emily Beaudoin

Photos by: Elyse Bouvier

MARKET COLLECTIVE 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

We are so happy to announce that we will be celebrating our 6-Year Anniversary this September in East Village! Held in an amazing 11,000 square ft. tent, we are celebrating in true MC style! Food Trucks, DJs, live music, and your favourite local artists, artisans, designers, and musicians!

September 5 – 7
East Village RiverWalk
618 Confluence Way SE

Friday : 4pm – 9pm
Saturday : 10am – 6pm
Sunday : 10am – 6pm

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APPLICATION

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL WITH YOUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS BELOW AND INCLUDE 5-7 IMAGES OF YOUR WORK.
EMAIL: ARTIST@MARKETCOLLECTIVE.CA
SUBJECT LINE: MC 6-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

FOR TIPS ON APPLYING PLEASE VISIT: A GUIDE TO APPLYING TO THE MC3 TIPS FOR TAKING A GOOD PRODUCT PHOTO, 3 MORE TIPS FOR TAKING A GOOD PRODUCT PHOTO

♥ COMPANY NAME:
♥ CONTACT NAME:
♥ TELEPHONE:
♥ E-MAIL:
♥ WEBSITE/BLOG:
♥ PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR WORK AND HOW IT IS LOCAL:
♥ PLEASE GIVE APPROXIMATE PRICING OF YOUR PIECES:
♥ WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MC?
♥ WHAT TABLE/BOOTH OPTION DO YOU PREFER? DETAILS AND PRICING BELOW.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: AUGUST 1st, 2014
FINAL NOTIFICATIONS: AUGUST 4th, 2014.

♥♥ THANK YOU FOR APPLYING! ♥♥

INFORMATION

DATES:

SEPTEMBER 5 – 7

HOURS OF OPERATION:

FRIDAY: 4:00PM-9:00PM
SATURDAY: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
SUNDAY: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

ARTIST FEE:

6′ X 3′ TABLE – $200 PLUS GST
10′ X 6′ BOOTH – $300 PLUS GST (*NOTE: THIS IS THE PERFECT OPTION FOR ARTISTS WHO NEED ROOM FOR RACKS)
10′ X 10′ BOOTH – $400 PLUS GST
10′ X 15′ CORNER BOOTH – $550 PLUS GST

ARTISTS ARE WELCOME TO SHARE THEIR SPACE WITH ANOTHER ARTIST (BOTH NEED TO APPLY).

THE FEE INCLUDES:
- ONE TABLE AND TWO CHAIRS
- 3 DAYS OF THE EVENT (FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
- THE ARTIST FEE SHOULD BE PAID WITHIN A WEEK OF ARTIST ACCEPTANCE. (PLEASE READ BELOW FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS)
- IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC REQUESTS, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

YOU CAN PAY FOR YOUR TABLE OR BOOTH IN FOUR WAYS:

1) EMAIL TRANSFER

2) CHEQUE

3) CREDIT CARD (VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMEX)

4) PAYPAL

RULES AND FAQ:

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION? WHAT TIME IS SET-UP?

HOURS OF OPERATION:
FRIDAY: 4:00PM-9:00PM
SATURDAY: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
SUNDAY: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

SET UP:
FRIDAY: 12:00PM – 3:30PM
SATURDAY : 9:00AM – 9:45AM
SUNDAY : 9:00AM – 9:45AM

WE ASK THAT ARTISTS SET UP BETWEEN 1:00PM-3:30PM ON THE FRIDAY OF THE EVENT DATE. DOORS OPEN ON FRIDAY AT 4:00PM, AND AT THAT POINT EVERY SPACE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY READY. REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE MANY OTHER ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS SETTING UP, SO IT’S NECESSARY TO ARRIVE ON TIME.

LEAVING EARLY:

WE HAVE A POLICY THAT ARTISTS SHOULD NOT LEAVE BEFORE THE END OF THE EVENT.  IF THERE IS A PRESSING CONCERN, OR EMERGENCY, PLEASE INFORM US AT THE EVENT BEFORE PACKING UP.  IF THERE IS NO VALID REASON, THIS WILL AFFECT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MC IN THE FUTURE.

WHERE IS THE VENUE LOCATED?

THE EVENT IS LOCATED AT EAST VILLAGE, 618 CONFLUENCE WAY SE.

SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING ELSE FOR MY TABLE?

YES! WE ENCOURAGE ALL ARTISTS TO BRING ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DECORATE YOUR SPACE, TABLE CLOTHS, SHELVES, ANYTHING!

WHAT TIME DOES THE MARKET COLLECTIVE END?

THE MARKET COLLECTIVE RUNS UNTIL 6PM ON SUNDAY, AT WHICH TIME WE WILL START TAKE DOWN.

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT IS THERE AT THE MARKET COLLECTIVE?

BECAUSE ARTISTS KEEP 100% OF THEIR COMMISSION, ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PAYMENTS.  PLEASE BRING ANY SYSTEMS THAT YOU USE AND YOUR OWN FLOAT! THERE WILL BE AN ATM AVAILABLE ON-SITE FOR PEOPLE TO WITHDRAW MONEY.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN USING SQUARE, PLEASE VISIT OUR MC SQUARE BLOG POST AND RESERVE YOUR SQUARE THROUGH US.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY TABLE?

TO OBTAIN A FULL REFUND, ARTIST MUST CANCEL NO LATER THAN 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT DATE.

HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT TABLE IS OURS?

WE WILL HAVE A FLOORPLAN SET UP, AND COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE SPACE. FIND YOUR NAME, AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR CORRESPONDING NUMBER.  EVERY TABLE IS NUMBERED, AND THERE’S ALSO A FLOOR PLAN THAT SHOWS THE TABLES AND THEIR NUMBERS.

IS MY WORK SAFE TO LEAVE OVERNIGHT?

YES, THE BUILDING IS A SECURE AND SAFE SPACE TO CONFIDENTLY LEAVE YOUR WORK OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT MARKET COLLECTIVE IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT WITH THE MARKET COLLECTIVE!

Artist Spotlight // SEED Yoga

Blake Ward makes beautiful clothes, and owns the local label Seed Yoga. Blake joined MC last summer at the same time that we got hit with the YYC Flood and were forced to cancel 2 events. Since that time, we have watched his business continually grow and we are proud to have him as part of the MC.

SEED YOGA is designed and made in YYC! All of their clothing is made from bamboo, hemp and merino wool, and they take pride in the fact that they source the best fabrics on the planet for ecology and comfort. They believe that these materials offer impressive benefits, not just for us wearing the clothing, but for the ecology of our planet. By using these impeccable fabrics, the result is comfort, brilliance and a nice big smile from mother earth!

We sat down with Blake Ward to chat about Seed Yoga and his goals for the future!

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How did Seed Yoga come about?

I was frustrated there was no cool yoga clothing for men so I bought a sewing machine. I set up at my kitchen table and taught myself how to sew.

What were some of your initial draws to the yoga industry?

Girls. And soon I was realizing the spiritual, physical, and mental benefits of going to class. But ya, now it’s back to mostly about the girls. Ha ha jk.

What are some of the obstacles that you have faced in your entrepreneurial journey?

Money and time. I work two full time jobs with this and my other job and the streak I’m on right now is close to 40 days without a day off.

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What are you looking forward to in the future of Seed Yoga?

Our first storefront on 17th Ave. This will be our flagship store to sell our freshest gear.  We’re going to offer community sewing classes and have a yoga studio running too. Then duplicate all that in Maui, Hawaii.

How are you going to use Kickstarter to help you with your new endeavors?

We need to raise $15,000 to get our next great collection produced.  Right now we’re selling out of our stuff too fast at this scale and we need to produce bigger orders. It will cost over $15,000 for our next collection! We appreciate everybody’s support who shares our video too, and if you’d like to pledge for some wicked perks you can right here: http://kck.st/1oBr87t

Where’s your favourite place to practice?

In Cochrane. The Amaryllis Yoga Studio has a good vibe in town. There’s so many good ones in the city too, a couple I really like are Bodhi Tree in Kensington and the brand new Body Centre that just opened down south.

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How can people contact you?

You can either email blake@seedyoga.ca or message me on the Kickstarter page

MARKET COLLECTIVE + CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MARKET COLLECTIVE HAS BEEN INVITED TO BE A PART OF CALGARY FOLK MUSICAL FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER! We will be located AT EAU CLAIRE MARKET, so COME AND VISIT US THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AS WE SHOWCASE 40+ ARTISTS, OUR VERY OWN  STAGE, AND MUCH MUCH MORE! This is a free event and open to the public.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL WITH YOUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS BELOW AND INCLUDE 5-7 IMAGES OF YOUR WORK.
EMAIL: ARTIST@MARKETCOLLECTIVE.CA
SUBJECT LINE: CALGARY FOLK FEST

NOTE: IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE MARKET COLLECTIVE SLED ISLAND BLOCK PARTY AS WELL, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH EVENT.

FOR TIPS ON APPLYING PLEASE VISIT: A GUIDE TO APPLYING TO THE MC3 TIPS FOR TAKING A GOOD PRODUCT PHOTO, 3 MORE TIPS FOR TAKING A GOOD PRODUCT PHOTO

♥ COMPANY NAME:
♥ CONTACT NAME:
♥ ADDRESS:
♥ TELEPHONE:
♥ E-MAIL:
♥ WEBSITE/BLOG:
♥ PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR WORK AND HOW IT IS LOCAL:
♥ PLEASE GIVE APPROXIMATE PRICING OF YOUR PIECES:
♥ WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MC?

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: JUNE 26TH, 2014
ALL NOTIFICATIONS GOING OUT ON JUNE 30TH, 2014.

♥♥ THANK YOU FOR APPLYING! ♥♥

INFORMATION

DATES:

JULY 26 – 27

HOURS OF OPERATION:

SATURDAY: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
SUNDAY: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

ARTIST FEE:

10′ X 6′ BOOTH – $250 PLUS GST

ARTISTS ARE WELCOME TO SHARE THEIR SPACE WITH ANOTHER ARTIST (BOTH NEED TO APPLY).

THE FEE INCLUDES:
- ONE TABLE AND TWO CHAIRS
- 2 DAYS OF THE EVENT (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
- THE ARTIST FEE SHOULD BE PAID WITHIN A WEEK OF ARTIST ACCEPTANCE. (PLEASE READ BELOW FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS)
- IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC REQUESTS, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

YOU CAN PAY FOR YOUR TABLE OR BOOTH IN FOUR WAYS:

1) EMAIL TRANSFER

2) CHEQUE

3) CREDIT CARD (VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMEX)

4) PAYPAL

RULES AND FAQ:

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION? WHAT TIME IS SET-UP?

HOURS OF OPERATION:
SATURDAY : 11:00AM – 5:00PM
SUNDAY : 11:00AM – 5:00PM

SET UP:
SATURDAY : TBA
SUNDAY: TBA

LEAVING EARLY:

WE HAVE A POLICY THAT ARTISTS SHOULD NOT LEAVE BEFORE THE END OF THE EVENT.  IF THERE IS A PRESSING CONCERN, OR EMERGENCY, PLEASE INFORM US AT THE EVENT BEFORE PACKING UP.  IF THERE IS NO VALID REASON, THIS WILL AFFECT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MC IN THE FUTURE.

WHERE IS THE VENUE LOCATED?

THE EVENT IS HELD AT EAU CLAIRE MARKET, LOCATED AT 200 BARCLAY PARADE SW.

SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING ELSE FOR MY TABLE?

YES! WE ENCOURAGE ALL ARTISTS TO BRING ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DECORATE YOUR SPACE, TABLE CLOTHS, SHELVES, ANYTHING!

WHAT TIME DOES THE MARKET COLLECTIVE END?

THE MARKET COLLECTIVE RUNS UNTIL 5PM ON SUNDAY, AT WHICH TIME WE WILL START TAKE DOWN.

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT IS THERE AT THE MARKET COLLECTIVE?

BECAUSE ARTISTS KEEP 100% OF THEIR COMMISSION, ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PAYMENTS.  PLEASE BRING ANY SYSTEMS THAT YOU USE AND YOUR OWN FLOAT! THERE WILL BE AN ATM AVAILABLE ON-SITE FOR PEOPLE TO WITHDRAW MONEY.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN USING SQUARE, PLEASE VISIT OUR MC SQUARE BLOG POST AND RESERVE YOUR SQUARE THROUGH US.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY TABLE?

TO OBTAIN A FULL REFUND, ARTIST MUST CANCEL NO LATER THAN 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT DATE.

HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT TABLE IS OURS?

WE WILL HAVE A FLOORPLAN SET UP, AND COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF EAU CLAIRE MARKET. FIND YOUR NAME, AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR CORRESPONDING NUMBER.  EVERY TABLE IS NUMBERED, AND THERE’S ALSO A FLOOR PLAN THAT SHOWS THE TABLES AND THEIR NUMBERS.

IS MY WORK SAFE TO LEAVE OVERNIGHT?

ALTHOUGH THERE IS SECURITY IN THE BUILDING, WE WOULD PREFER IF ARTISTS TAKE THEIR WORK HOME FOR THE  EVENING, AND SET-UP AGAIN ON SUNDAY MORNING. PLEASE NOTE THAT MARKET COLLECTIVE IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT WITH THE MARKET COLLECTIVE!

MC Post Event Report – Waste Diversion

Thank you Calgary! Once again you impressed us with your dedication to helping us make Market Collective a socially conscious green event! Here is the report that shares the 85% diversion! Special thanks to Colin Smith at Green Event Services for all his hard work xo.

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MC FAMILY // BRENDAN KANE

A man of the mountains, a boy of the streams,  Brendan Kane is a get ‘er done kinda guy. From starting up Welcome to the West in 2009, to simultaneously working as Music Curator for the Market Collective, he has single-handedly incorporated his love and support of music into every facet of his life. Whether it is representing new Western music culture through candid performance videos, to organizing and connecting with musicians through the MC, Brendan has transformed the face of music in Calgary. Make him laugh, make him smile with a memory , or simply make this man an open-faced sandwich. He deserves it all.

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Tell us about Welcome to the West, and some of your other projects on the go right now

We’re a group of music enthusiasts with a penchant for concert production and filmed session recordings. This is our fifth year; which I’m told is a sticktoitiveness benchmark. To celebrate, we’ll make some fun videos, get appropriately swept by festival season, and cap off the summer with an event on September 13 in Inglewood. Save that date.

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Calgary has a burgeoning arts scene, and is quickly growing in reputation.  Can the same be said for the music in this city?

I like to measure these things based on visibility. There are certainly distinct similarities to the visual art community’s reinvention 5-6 years ago and what is happening in music right now. From my vantage point back then, institutions and individual artists found clever ways to set up their practices as public art became more of a civic trend.

There are so many businesses in town factoring live music into their core values now. Everyone seems tuned to the idea that song is a great social equalizer and the dynamics a truly great show can create in your space. I envision a near future that sees more establishments moving toward nightly, weekly, or monthly programming – which done correctly, ought to open the showbiz flood gates.

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How would you like to see Calgary improve on the music front?

Affordable creative space and venues. I have high hopes for projects in progress like Folk Festival Hall, National Music Centre, and King Edward School.

What are some ways that you like to contribute to the growth of our city?

Connecting people and their ideas; it’s my all-time favourite activity. When we started Welcome to the West, that’s what it was all about. The project has allowed us to showcase local music alongside international talent and strengthen ties to new markets. Whether it’s a live show or session, we’re always dreaming up new ways to custom-tailor performance.

What are some of your favourite new bands coming out of Calgary right now? Favourite new projects developing our community?

Look no further than this upcoming Market: All Hands on Jane, Northern Beauties, Serious Clouds, Windigo and 36?.

If you were a cooked egg, what would you be?

Mans Eggs

Ways people can be in touch:

Write me a letter!

http://www.welcometothewest.ca/contact

Check out some of Welcome to the West magic below:

SITE  BY NICOLE IRENE & JENN KITAGAWA

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