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Outdoor art lights up Calgary at Chinook Blast winter festival

Calgarians took advantage of warmer temperatures and hit the downtown streets to take in a number of impressive art and light installations set up until the end of February.

Art and light installations set up around downtown Calgary for month of February

The lights of Chinook Blast

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Take a walk through the Instagram-worthy light installations of Chinook Blast before it's gone. The winter festival in Calgary wraps up Feb. 28. 1:03

Calgarians took advantage of warmer temperatures and hit the downtown streets to take in a number of impressive art and light installations set up until the end of February.

The inaugural Chinook Blast festival features a number of outdoor art and light installations, as well as ice sculptures and other art displays.

Light installations run from 6 to 9 p.m. for February's remaining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Two-year-old Kennedy Locke enjoyed the display named Andap during the Chinook Blast winter event throughout downtown Calgary on Feb. 19. Chinook Blast runs through the weekends in February. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Old City Hall was illuminated as Calgarians enjoyed the displays during the Chinook Blast winter event. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Skaters took a spin around the illuminated Olympic Plaza rink as they enjoyed the displays. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Strathmore’s J.J Bryant pointed to the colourful reflection from one of the HUB area exhibits to his two-year-old son Ezra as the family enjoyed the displays. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Drumheller’s Brad laDrew carried his daughter Aaliyah on his shoulders as they strolled down Stephen Avenue. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Two-year-old Kennedy Locke smiles while taking in the display named Andap. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Calgary couple Samantha Whitely and Tim Murray took a selfie beside one of the art pieces as they had a birthday weekend date night. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Calgary’s Ralph and Audrey Winkler took a spin around the cross-country ski loop at Fort Calgary. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Daniel Ho, left, and his wife Elizabeth Tseung took a selfie of themselves in front of the Conciliation sculpture in East Village. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)
Evan, left, and Jane Hu looked at the Cat’s Cradle art piece. (Colleen De Neve for CBC News)

With photographs from Colleen De Neve

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