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Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 23 – 25




Museum of the Moon
Contemporary Calgary, opening reception 6:30 pm



Immigrant Artist Experience (Sharing and Networking Event)
Arts Commons, 5 – 8 pm

Winter Exhibitions Open ~ Katie Ohe ~ Anna Gustafson
Esker Foundation, 6 – 10 pm

Alberta Printmakers presents the premiere screening of the Print(ed) Word Documentary
Patricia A. Whalen performance Hall at the Central Library, 7 pm (RSVP)

Muddy Little Secrets: Pot Talk
North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre, 7 – 8:30 pm



Biggest Lion Dance Performance CNY2020
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, noon – 6 pm

Beers & Cameras YYC
Swans of Inglewood Restaurant/The Camera Store: 6 – 9:30 pm

Jay Maki Artist in Residence Launch Party
Citizen Brewing Company, 7 – 10 pm

Northern Reflections Awards Celebration & Party
Infinity Ultra Lounge, 7 pm – 3 am (ticketed)

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 16 – 17




Annual Pottery Sale!
Galleria Inglewood, through January 31

Ready Player 2 / Reliant Objects
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, 5 – 8 pm



The discipline of constructing: Jolie Bird
Stride Gallery, 7 – 10 pm

I’m Only Going to Show You Once, Now You Try: Alyssa Duck Chief
Stride Gallery, 7 – 10 pm

Ahreum Lee: Hopping for Hope
The New Gallery, 8 – 11:30 pm

Laura St. Pierre: The Sowers
VIVIANEART, through February 29

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 9 – 12




Spark After Dark (18+) | Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Edition
TELUS Spark, 5 – 10 pm

Talking about Publishing
LOFT 112, 7 – 10 pm



My First Professional Exhibition Reception
ArtPoint Gallery and Studios, 5 – 9 pm

An opening!!! A celebration of a book!!!!
Rumble HOUSE, 7 pm

Brad Necyk / Telling Stories Otherwise
Alberta Printmakers, 7 – 9 pm

Between the Salt of the Sun and the Light of the Sea
TRUCK Contemporary Art, opening reception 7 – 11 pm



Katie Ohe & Harry Kiyooka – Early Works
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Made-Up Orchard
Lightbox Studio, Arts Commons, January 11 – February 29

Youth Works 2020 Opening Reception
Leighton Art Centre, 2 – 4 pm



Maxine Abraham art show
Email for information (1 – 4 pm)

Hot Art Round-Up: Dec 12 – 14




Holiday Open House
Calgary Arts Development, 3:30 – 6 pm

Spotlight YYC – Doug Andrews
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Corinne Cowell: Quiet Voices – Fading Prairie Memories
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm



Christmas Show & Sale
Kensington Art Supply, Friday 5- 9pm (Opening reception) Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

Market Collective Holiday MC Part 2: December 13-15
BMO Centre, Friday – Sunday

Calgary Night Market Holiday Shopping
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 10 pm

Two House Brewing, Quickdraw Animation Society: 5:30 – 8 pm

Trevor Wignall: First and Last Solo Exhibition
Artpoint Galleries and Studios, opening 6 – 9 pm



Coffee Talk: Exposure Photo Festival
The Camera Store (RSVP): 9 – 10 am

Holiday Magic Pop-Up: miniature paintings by Christine McDonald
Blackboard Gallery, 10 am – 5 pm

CKG Holiday Show: All of the Above
Christine Klassen Gallery, reception 1 – 4 pm

Big Kitty Holiday Open House
Big Kitty Studio, 3 – 8 pm

Human Portrait Artist Reception
New Motion Gallery, 4 – 8 pm

Saturday MASS Screening Series
Globe Cinema, 7 – 9 pm

New Craft Coalition pop up
Small Space Gallery, through December 28

Where to Find Local Gifts in Calgary

By Anna Rybnickova

Courtesy of the Steeling Home

Going home for the holidays? Want to surprise your out-of-town relatives and friends with a truly Calgarian gift? Look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of places where you can find the best presents for your loved ones. For more inspiration, take a peek into our digital edition.

Steeling Home

Steeling Home is a home to many wonderfully original Calgary-themed items, including locally-made T-shirts, maps, prints, mugs, in-house made candles and other accessories. According to the store owner Jennifer Leblond, the hand embroidered hearts over the map of Calgary and Alberta (see below) are especially popular at this time of year.
Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave SW, steelinghome.ca

Courtesy of the Steeling Home

Glenbow Museum Shop
The shop offers a variety of locally produced, hand-made items, such as jewelry, apparel, mugs, accessories and much more. The Glenbow Museum shop supports local and Indigenous artists by collaborating with Etsy, enabling aspiring Calgarian and Albertan artists to showcase their work.
Glenbow Museum Shop, 130 9 Ave SE, glenbow.org/shop/

Chapters – Indigo
Indigo is not only a bookstore – you can find many original gifts in its many locations throughout Calgary, as well as on their e-shop. These include many Calgary Flames-themed accessories, such as bottle openers, pucks or wallets, or the all-time favourite cookbook Calgary Eats by Gail Norton and Karen Ralph.
Multiple locations, chapters.indigo.ca

Courtesy of the Steeling Home

White Eagle Native Crafts
Owned and operated by First Nations people, this shop features native crafts, fashions, jewelry, blankets, moccasins and gifts. Check out their wonderfully colourful Regalia Scarves or the oh-so-fluffy and comfortable Manitobah Mukluks, perfect for harsh Calgary winters.
White Eagle Native Crafts, 9915 Chiila Blvd, on the Tsuu T’ina Reserve, Facebook Page

Alberta Boot Company
Calgary is not called the Cow-Town for nothing! Original cowboy boots are the perfect gift from this Wild West city. Alberta Boot Company has been making them since 1978 and since then has outfitted royalty, movie stars, entertainers, celebrities, athletes, public figures, religious leaders and everyone else who is caught in the fascinating air surrounding the Wild West.
Alberta Boot Company, 50 – 50 Ave SE, albertaboot.com

Courtesy of the Alberta Boot Company

Smithbilt Hats
And what goes well with cowboy boots? A proper hat, of course! Since 1919, Smithbilt Hats has been producing the cowboy hats for a wide range of clientele. Their signature “Calgary white hat,” which symbolizes hospitality, is ever-popular in Alberta and has even been worn by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This accessory is the sign of a true cowboy so why not get it from a traditional business and support a local craft?
Smithbilt Hats Inc, 1015 11 St SE, smithbilthats.com

Courtesy of the Smithbilt Hats

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 28 – Dec 1




History Happenings. Deck the Holidays.
Lougheed House, 5:30 – 9:30 pm (ticketed)

Peter Hoffer: A Natural Progression
Deck the Walls!
Newzones, opening reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Collider x Calgary Cinematheque Present 2001: A Space Odyssey
Centennial Planetarium, 6 – 9 pm

Publication launch and Curator & Artist Conversation
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 7 – 9 pm

Even in the Quietest Moments – An exhibition by Edward J. Nyikes
New Edward Gallery, Thursday – Saturday



Art Calgary: Calgary’s Art Fair
Mona Lisa Art Salon, Friday – Sunday

Calgary Night Market Holiday E2
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 10 pm

Open House & Holiday Social at nvrlnd.
Nvrlnd.yyc, Friday and Saturday

Arts Commons Presents Artist Reception
Arts Commons, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Pull Exhibition
Artpoint, opening reception 5 – 9 pm

Burnt Toast Studio Festivus Pop-up Open House
Burnt Toast Studio, 6 – 11:30 pm (pay what you can)



Etsy Calgary’s One-Stop Christmas Shop
Golden Acre Home & Garden, 10 am – 4 pm

Calgary Expo Holiday Market
BMO Centre, 10 am – 6 pm

Les Thomas: The Bow River Paintings
Loch Gallery, exhibition opening and holiday reception noon – 3 pm

Fashion Revolution Holiday Market
Sunalta Community Hall, 1 – 7 pm

Artist Trading Cards
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 5 – 7 pm



Wildflower Arts Salon – Winter Art Show and Sale
Wildflower Arts Centre, 10 am – 4 pm

Christmas Markets in Calgary 2019

By Anna Rybnickova


The holidays are fast approaching and that means one thing: Christmas markets! Get all your gifts in one place, find the best decorations and Christmas tree ornaments, enjoy the delicious mulled wine, or just breathe in the festive atmosphere.

Calgary Christmas Market
Thursday – Sunday, November 14 – December 23
This season, Calgary Farmers’ Market is transforming into the city’s holiday destination. You can enjoy the regular vendors, together with 16 seasonal stands bursting with Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and so much delicious food you won’t know which smell to follow first. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine, browse the aisles, join Santa with cookie decorating, have a cup of tea with Mrs. Claus and munch on as much Christmas candy as you can eat. This is a perfect family outing and it is free of charge!
Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Ave SE, calgaryfarmersmarket.ca

Noël Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market
Monday – Sunday, November 28 – December 31
This is Canada’s largest interactive, indoor light park and Christmas market. Stay warm while shopping for the gifts for your loved ones and have fun in this wonderful spectacle of lights! You can look forward to four themed light parks, a 250 ft interactive light tunnel, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, artisan market and, of course, Santa’s village. Ticket price range: $14.99-$21.99, children under 5 years old are free of charge.
Nutrien Centre At The Stampede Grounds 1410 Olympic Way SE, noelchristmas.ca

Courtesy of Noel Christmas Market

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market
Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1
Looking for a stress-free shopping experience in a festive environment? Look no further as Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market promises just that. Listen to instrumental and choir performances, snack on delicious Christmas treats, browse through isles of handcrafted and world-imported items and enjoy exquisite dance displays. Ticket price range: $10-$12.
Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way SW, sprucemeadows.com

Calgary Night Market Holiday Markets Holiday
Fridays, November 22 – December 20
Every Friday night, the Eau Claire Market comes to life with holiday spirit. There will be arts and crafts for the little ones so you can shop in peace at more than 40 stands, enjoy live entertainment while snacking on delicious food. This is a perfect family and friends event that is also free of charge.
Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary Night Market


Market Collective’s Holiday Market
Friday – Sunday, December 6 – 22
The annual Market Collective’s Holiday Market will once again take place at BMO centre for three weeks of interactive fun, live music, workshops, art, food and beverage stands and over 150 local vendors selling their original items all over the place. This is an excellent family-friendly outing with $6 tickets for adults and free of charge for those under 12.
BMO Centre Hall C, 20 Roundup Way SE, marketcollective.ca

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 21 – 24




Nickle at Noon: Artifacts of Biodiversity
Nickle Galleries, noon – 1 pm

GIRAF 15 Festival of Independent Animation
Globe Cinema, various times

Design & Thinking GDC Movie Night
The Plaza Theatre, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Salon Series: Yvonne Mullock
Glenbow Museum, 7 – 9:30 pm

First-Look Christmas Gala
Lougheed House, 7 – 11 pm



Artist Talk with Svea Ferguson
University of Calgary Department of Art, 11 am – 12:30 pm

AUArts SA Fall Show + Sale | First Night Fundraiser
Alberta University of the Arts, 5 – 8 pm

Calgary Night Market Holiday Edition
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 10 pm

soft bodied oddities : Laura Findlay & Corri- Lynn Tetz
Jarvis Hall Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

Wall of Fire book launch and masquerade!
cSPACE, 7 – 9 pm



Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 3 pm

YYC Alternative Winter Market
Inglewood Community Association Hall, 10 am – 4 pm

Authentically Indigenous Urban Craft Market – Holiday Edition
The Kerby Centre Gym, 10 am – 4 pm

Holiday Artisan Fair
Fort Calgary, Saturday & Sunday

Small and Mighty Artworks Juried Art Show and Sale
Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials Ltd, 10 am – 6 pm

AUArts Open House
Alberta University of the Arts, 1 – 4 pm

Mark Mullin: Rigamarole
Paul Kuhn Gallery, opening reception 2 – 5 pm

Let it Snow 2019 – Calgary
cSPACE, 7 – 11 pm (ticketed)



Christmas Trunk Show: Cindy Lee & Shona Rae
Framed on Fifth, 1 – 4 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 14 – 17




Art Market Art & Craft Sale 2019
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Thursday – Sunday

Sharyn Roit Miller Inspiration Intuition
cSPACE, 5 – 8 pm

Mel Smit – Moments: Perhaps, Imagined
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

The Butter Dish – Exhibition Reception YYC
cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

With Bells On – a cSPACE Showcase Event
cSPACE: 5 – 9 pm

Laid/e: The Toulouse-Lautrec Project
cSPACE, Theatre Encounter: 8 dates, through November 23



Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market
Spruce Meadows, November 15 – December 1

Contextural’s 2019 Artisan Christmas Sale
Christ Church Calgary, 4 – 9 pm

Anna Ostberg / The Nature of Light – Opening Receptions
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Friday 5 – 9 pm & Saturday 2 – 5 pm

Sheila Kernan, “I Have Something to Say”
Gibson Fine Art, 6 – 9 pm



Draw Till You Drop VI
November 16-17, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
The address of the venue will be emailed to the ticket holders.

Hand Made Here Holiday Art Show and Sale 2019
Triwood Community Association, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Enchanted Artisan Market YYC
Marda Loop Communities Association, 10:20 am – 4 pm

Abilities Art Exhibition and Sale
New Motion Gallery, 1 – 5 pm

A Portrait Show: Alex Bierk, Erik Olson, Kris Knight, Tyler Bright Hilton and Winnie Truong
Vivianeart, opening reception 2 – 5 pm

Reflections from the Dating Pool Book Launch
Webster Galleries, 7 – 9:30 pm



Fairview Pottery Studios Annual Fall Sale
Kingsland Community Centre, 10 am – 2 pm

Umbrella Talks 3: Artist Survival Guide
Community Wise, Elephant Artist Relief Society: 1 – 3 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 7 – 10




Nickle At Noon: The Atomic Photographers Guild
Nickle Galleries, noon – 1 pm

Signatures Festival of Crafts 2019
BMO Centre, Thursday – Sunday

Free First Thursday Nights
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

CAAF Connection 2019: Studio Residents’ Exhibition
cSPACE, 6:30 – 9 pm

Burns Visual Arts Society Group Exhibit closing reception
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery: 6:30 – 9 pm



Artist Talk with Curtis Cutshaw
University of Calgary Department of Art, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary, Friday (5 – 8 pm) Saturday (10 am – 4 pm)

 Kasie Campbell and Ginette Lund / Matrilineal Threads
The New Gallery, 8 – 11:30 pm



Winter Show & Sale – Nov 9 & 10
Stephanie de Souza Art Gallery, CrossIron Mills

The Group Art Society of Calgary Fall Show
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 10 am – 4 pm

Holiday Craft Fair
Bowness Community Centre, 10 am – 3 pm

Otahpiaaki 2019 Winter Count Market
St. Louis Hotel, noon – 6 pm

Curtis Cutshaw – Five Hole
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Sara Robichaud – Spectral
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Otahpiaaki 2019: Ísstoíyítahsinni
Central Library, 6:30 – 11 pm

Head Over Heels: Stride Gallery Annual Fundraiser
Stride Gallery, 8 pm – midnight



Rocio Graham: My Garden’s Funeral, Performance & Celebration
Contemporary Calgary, 3:30 – 5 pm



4 Calgary Fashion Shows in November 2019

By Anna Rybnickova

Image: Pixabay

Are you craving vibrant colours, bold cuts and extravagant materials? We’ve got your back with these tips on dazzling fashion shows around the city.

YYC Chic 2019
Thursday, November 7
This evening reception and gala consists of hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, a silent auction and — of course — a fashion show which highlights the best of local fashion. There is an opportunity to shop at pop-up kiosks of several local retailers. The Style Guys, Jason and Aly, will lead you through the entire evening, promising glamorous and stylish experience.
Hudson 200 – 8 Ave SW 6th floor

Courtesy of Making Changes Association, YYC Chic

Otahpiaaki 2019: Ísstoíyítahsinni
Saturday, November 9
The annual celebration of Indigenous culture returns to town, hosting Indigenous fashion designers, artists, musicians, and performers showcasing the beauty of their cultures in all forms. You will be able to visit designer ateliers and an Indigenous runway show in the Central Library.
Calgary Central Library, 800 – 3 St SE

Thursday, November 28
Come see the inaugural show hosted by Concept X and get swept off your feet by the many forms of Canadian fashion, art installations, dance performances and live music. DJ Egypt will entertain you throughout the evening, together with pop-up dance performances. You can also visit a market showcasing the local looks and styles this town has to offer. See the unique styles of Kate Hewko, Malika Rajani, Charming Chaos and others at the runway show that is sure to inspire your fashion sense.
Venue 308, 308 – 11 Avenue Southeast #110

Image: Pixabay

Trunk Show Calgary
Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1
Attention, future brides! Trunk Show Calgary offers the brides-to-be a unique opportunity to meet with a designer or an executive from Martina Liana and schedule an appointment to try on the wedding dresses, which are not ordinarily available in local salons. You can look forward to a spectacular showcase of the latest cuts and styles and choose a dress that will make your big day even more special.
The Bridal Boutique Calgary, 5131 Elbow Dr SW

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 1 – 3




New Craft Coalition Fall Show + Sale
Festival Hall, Friday (4 – 9 pm) and Saturday (10 am – 6 pm)

SUBLIME – True Craft Artisan Market: Co-Presented by Wordfest
Memorial Park Library, 4 – 9 pm

FCA Calgary Art Show & Sale
Edgemont Community Association, Friday (4:30 -9 pm) and Saturday ( 10 am – 4 pm)

Erdem Taşdelen: The Characters: Act I
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, 7 – 11 pm

Unmanned Exhibit
Divine Dream Factory, 9 pm – 2 am (ticketed)

The Bench. (with a special performace by Jupiter Theatre)
cSPACE, Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2

The Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary present: Inspired By A Book
Art Point Gallery, opening reception 5 – 9 pm

Melange a Trois: Sandi Greene, Hannah White and Patricia Gustafson
Framed on Fifth, artist opening Friday 6 – 9 pm

Taskoch pipon pesim kah nipa muskoseya nepinpesim eti pimachihew
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, opening reception Friday 7 – 11 pm



Happy Birthday Central Library!
Calgary Public Library, 10 am – 4:30 pm

Christmas in the Country Art Sale
Leighton Art Centre, November 2 – 3 & 9 – 10, 10 am – 4 pm

Stonehouse Calgary Launch
Calgary Public Library, 2 – 4 pm

Darkwoodstudio, 4 – 6 pm

Dia De Muertos Festival 2019
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 5 – 11 pm

Basement featuring Svea Ferguson
Murphy’s Mid-Century, 6 – 9 pm

Scream / Annual Fundraiser
The New Gallery, 8 – 11:30 pm



Mount Pleasant Potter’s Guild Pottery Market
Triwood Community Hall, 10 am – 4 pm

Mamanaw Pekiskwewina Gathering & Exhibition Tour
Calgary Central Library, noon – 4:30 pm