Smithbuilt Hat and Etching Chine-Colle, 2010-2012


It all started in 2009 with Reg Knelson, back when he was a resident of the Calgary Drop-In Centre and one of the original This is My City (TMC) workshop participants. His idea – to have artists create artworks out of cowboy hats that would be sold to the public – captured what TMC is all about. Tip Your Hat invites diverse artists to make works of art that express unique stories and uses them to then engage a broad spectrum of people in dialogue.