Community Engagement

X Marks the Spot for Pop-up Arts Encounters 

This summer, Arts Commons Presents launched a second season of ArtsXpeditions, a series of pop-up concerts that animated neighbourhoods in all of Calgary’s four quadrants. From folk, salsa, pop, and electronica, to drag queens for kids and queer cowboys, ArtsXpeditions demonstrated the incredible spectrum of talent of our local musicians while brightening the days of so many Calgarians.

With over 70 performances in 22 neighbourhoods, engaging 129 artists, many for multiple engagements, ArtsXpeditions over doubled the impact that was made in its initial season. This amazing community initiative was made possible by the support of Canadian Heritage through the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sector Fund and Infrastructure Canada - Healthy Communities Initiative.

Special thanks to our partners: 17th Ave BRZ, ActionDignity, Bethany Care Society, Centre for Newcomers, City of Calgary, ContainR, CMLC, Perpie and Springboard Dance.

Featuring these amazing artists:

Aaron Young
AJ Benoit
Alixandra Cowman & Caitlyn O'Connor
Allison Lynch & Mark Limacher
Allistair Elliott
Ammar Handal & Irfan Aydogdu
Andre Wickenheiser Trio
Augustine Yeats
Aya Mhana
Bebe Buckskin
Bijan Maysami
Brad Bischoff and Scott Duncan
Carla Diaz & Raices del Peru
Chantal Chagnon
Chenelle Roberts / Lost Decade
Chris Wood
Coan Roik

DJ Sonidef
Eric Wigston
Esteban Herrera
Flamenco Jaleo
Iva Mikulic
Jenn Beaupre
Jeremy Gignoux Trio
Jessica McMann
KP Smith
Mandy Morris
Mariachi Los Dorados
Meta Sadeghy
Michelle Gregoire
Misha Maseka
Naomi Esau
Nino de la cabilia

Northern Quarter
Perpetual Nwaefido
Perpie Trio
Robert Adam
Robson Maurice
Sanah Kadura
Sandra Sutter
Sargeant x Comrade
Scarlett Butler (Troy Kokol & Joni Delaurier)
Sheldon Zandboer
Shirley Hill
Silvia Temis
Sonja Elarco
Tim Tamashiro
Tricia Edwards
YYC String Machine