Community unites to transform old Marda Loop school into vibrant new arts hub – BY STEPHEN HUNT, CALGARY HERALD
Calgary’s arts community just got a sturdier foundation under its feet.
That’s how it felt when a jubilant group of arts administrators, philanthropists, politicians and community representatives gathered at King Edward School in Marda Loop on Friday to talk about plans for the transformation of the 100-year-old school into an arts incubator.
“It’s a phenomenal plan,” says Ald. John Mar. “This is very, very avant-garde in its design and concept, and the community, fortunately, has been very, very positive and welcoming towards the concept of creating an arts hub for the community of Marda Loop.”