Alberta Arts District has become an epicenter of youth and culture over the years because of its art galleries, restaurants, clothing stores, and gift shops. Young urban professionals and counterculture groups are bringing upbeat vibes to this neighborhood. A famous event is hosted on the last Thursday of every month and it is the art walk. People can wander around and check what local artisans have to offer. There are also street performers, live music, kids' activities, and food carts.
And if you are more interested in art, there is a colorful cycling-theme mural outside the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit that provides new and used bikes for people to explore the neighborhood and the city itself. It promotes active transportation and healthy habits, at the same time that provides summer bike camps for children, bike maintenance classes and projects with organizations across town.
Check out this video about Alberta Arts District:
If you get hungry while exploring the artwork, Fuel is a great option. The restaurant slogan is ”For the body, mind, and spirit”. From vegan-friendly options to dishes with no artificial preservatives, this place offers a fun atmosphere because while you eat, you can read books, play chess on their boards or have access to the two computers they have. Also, there is free Wi-Fi. And if a dessert is what you are craving for, Salt & Straw is a must. Their unique flavors like Freckled Chocolate and Zucchini Bread or Tomato and Strawberry Sorbet is the reason why the lines always get so big. Make sure to ask for different samples so you get to taste their variety.
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