The Centre for Creative Arts breathes new life into a 1920s brick building, creating a delightful and robust functional space for art classes, exhibitions, receptions and myriad cultural and creative activities.

This brick structure has had several lives; originally built as a bank and later used as a courthouse, the City of Grande Prairie decided to convert it into an arts hub for the community. After 15 years of serving this purpose, the space needed updating and the building needed upgrades.

Leveraging strategies such as lighting design, careful colour consideration, and creative reuse of existing materials, the renovation is both striking and sustainable. The final product is a beautiful backdrop against which artist can showcase their work, encouraging interaction between artists, visitors, and various visual media.

Scope: Renovation
Completion: 2010
Size (m2): 836
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

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