Fire Hydrant Drinking Fountains
Fire Hydrant Drinking Fountains by Sans façon blurs public art with public function, Throughout the summer months many thousands of people engaged with the works as they popped up around the city, providing safe and free drinking water for festivals and major public events in Calgary in a playful and unexpected way. The family of three fountains - "Strangers", "Family" and "Group" - is an exploration of the role of public fountains as social spaces, creating three different forms of gathering. With their workings visible these unique fountains make the direct connection to the city’s hidden infrastructure understandable, intriguing and invites us to celebrate something we often take for granted, drinking water. These fountains illustrate the initiatives being realized through the Calgary Public Art Program's Watershed+, an innovative approach to public art embedding artists and artistic practices within a City of Calgary Utilities & Environment Protection department core activities.
Customer and Community Initiatives
Watershed+ for the City of Calgary's Public Art Program