Bowness Community Hubs

Community Hubs with the Bowness Community Association distribute the Ripples Community Building grant that was used to build our galleries.


The Ripples Community Building Grant (Ripples) is a community grant program focused on resident-led projects for those living in Bowness, Greenwood Village, and Montgomery. 

Mainstreet Bowness Business Association

The Mainstreet Bowness Business Improvement Area (BIA) is located in the HEART of downtown Bowness!

Our businesses disctrict is made up of popular restaurants, unique service shops and nightlife. A small-town atmosphere with free angled parking makes our area an easy-to-shop district where our owners work together to promote and improve our economic vitality. Our long and rich history dates back to the 1940’s with taxi stands and a street car system. Several long standing independent businesses still call Mainstreet Bowness home while they occupy some of the original buildings that still exist.

The General Bean

We are a small family business from Calgary Alberta, who reside on Treaty 7 lands. We are passionate about natural fibres, sustainable living, and making sure that artisanal skills are kept alive and passed on to future generations.We share these passions through our handcrafted goods, supplies and teaching. Find us out in the community teaching classes, or thru Zoom classes that we host or even thru our blog and youtube channel.

Jamie Lynn Bowen

Bringing the magical, natural world inside our homes and onto our bodies. I strive to create pieces that encompass the colours and textures of our natural world. In a time when we are surrounded by concrete, I strive to reach through the cracks to bring nature back.

Growing flowers, foraging for colour and sourcing local wool grounds me and connects me to a greater force and inspires me to create pieces to share that bit of magic with others. 

I create my art through techniques such as needle felting, knitting, stitching and natural dying. My intentions are to create pieces that will bring joy and then return to the earth at the end of its journey.