Geomatic Attic Downtown features art and music


The Geomatic Attic is taking advantage of a small  window of opportunity to put up a pop up gallery/ venue downtown next to Bread Milk and Honey (#427 – 5th Street South).



They held a successful jazz show last week with ES:MO and are looking forward to welcoming Shaye Zadravec and Guitarist Tim Leacock with  Bailey Kate and Joel Stretch opening the show on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at  8 p.m.


“It’s called the Geomatic Attic Downtown pop up art gallery and music and events space,” described the Geomatic Attic’s Mike Spencer, noting the new space is going to be leased by somebody else as of Jan. 1.


“The Geomatic Attic is a big proponent of supporting  the downtown and downtown businesses so this is an opportunity to collaborate with them,” Spencer continued, noting the Geomatic Attic is taking advantage of the next couple of months  to hold  some special events including a collaboration with  Lethbridge Living on a Film Festival during the week of Nov. 16-18.


“We’re still working out the details for the festival. Admission will be by donation There will be short films and also a film about Steve Coffey and his art, Spencer said.


 The brick walls are adorned by works by southern Albertan artists Steve Coffey, whose works are also on display at the Geomatic Attic’s main venue, and sculptor Tarryn Forai, U of L graduate Raymond Theriault as well as prints from John Snow.

 All of the works are for sale, and will be  replaced with new works as they sell.

They worked with Bread Milk and Honey for the ES:MO show and will be working with them again for Shaye Zadravec’s show. The $45 tickets include  appetizers and drinks supplied by  Bread Milk and Honey.


Mike Spencer in the new Geomatic Attic Downtown space. Photo by Richard Amery

 The Geomatic Attic has several shows booked for the main venue including a sold out Ocie Elliott show on Nov. 23, Kacy and Clayton, Nov. 26 and Del Barber on Nov.28. Tickets are $25 for Kacy and Clayton and  $32 for Del Barber.   those shows begin at 8 p.m.


Spencer is working on  the details for shows at the Downtown venue on Dec. 2 and 9.

“ One of them will likely be a blues show. We’re doing pocket sized concerts here,” he said adding  due to Covid  capacity is limited to  45  downtown to allow for social distancing and 80 in the main venue.


The downtown venue is a utility space, with comfortable couches set up in the middle of the room which can be moved to the walls, allowing space for chairs and tables to be set up for the pocket concerts.

“ It’s set up  like a living room,” Spencer said, adding the primary goal is to collaborate with downtown businesses on events.

Hours are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Geomatic Attic downtown is closed on Sunday and Monday.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor