• FESA Staff

4 Murals to Check Out in Calgary

There are few better hobbies for your children to develop early than the arts. Evidence suggests that participating in musical education or performing arts early on can develop children’s early identity, foster their social skills, and nurture their passions. Art is very personal and can cause people to have different opinions, but it's important for children and adults alike to broaden their horizons and engage with different paintings, sculptures, and photographs.

But, just looking at artwork isn't enough. Drawing and painting can also build your child’s fine motor skills, encourage them to think creatively as they learn to express themselves, and increase their confidence. All children have an innate curiosity, and if we are careful and caring, a genuine passion can flourish from it.

So, how can we foster our children’s interest in the wonderful world of art, and preferably for free? One way is to take advantage of Calgary's expansive network of public art murals and make it an outing to go out as a family and hunt for some cool pieces around the city. Here are a few to look out for in the downtown core:

Corridor of Connection Mural

Location: 4th Street SE Underpass