Jack & Jean Leslie RiverWalk Murals

Temporary art installations bring colour and intrigue to RiverWalk

Touch Traces by Cassie Suche is the popular promenade’s fifth installment.


Intriguing public art elevates Calgary’s riverside experience

To elevate the riverside promenade’s appeal as a dynamic and engaging destination for Calgary’s residents and visitors, CMLC manages a curated art program for Jack & Jean Leslie RiverWalk. Since 2012, as part of our Art in the Public Realm program, we have brought five temporary art installations—all by local artists—to 10 bridge abutments and building surfaces along the popular pathway.


Key Takeaways

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    Touch Traces by Cassie Suche (2022)

    Cassie used repeating patterns of around 650 fingerprints from people in East Village to create this abstract interpretation of a hand mural

  • 2

    Bridge by Katie Green (2019)

    This project involved 13 diverse EV residents, aged 13 to 65, who worked with Katie to create the unique masks featured in the portraits

  • 3

    Window to the Wild by Curtis Van Charles Sorensen (2016)

    This series of images depicts plants and animals indigenous to southern Alberta and the Bow River—the beaver, fox, coyote, heron and more

  • 4

    The Field Manual by Light & Soul (2013)

    “The Field Manual: a compendium of local influence” is a playful multi-media interpretation of place, where past, present and future merge

  • 5

    I Am the River by Derek Besant

    The inaugural installation in our RiverWalk art program included 13 larger-than-life portrait photos of people floating in the river.

Media & Recognition

2011 Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Art in the Public Realm, honourable mention
LiveWire Calgary
LiveWire Calgary

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Calgary Herald
Calgary Herald

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Installed June 2012