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holiday markets Calgary

Hot Art Round-Up: Dec 13-16

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Jennifer Park: True North-Faith in Nature Reception
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

‘Tis The Reason Holiday Market
Paula Timm Studio, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Year End Art Show Party
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters (Mission) 6 – 9 pm

New Edward Gallery: Under $500 Group Exhibition
New Edward Gallery: Thursday – Saturday, 7 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Market Collective 10 Year Anniversary + Holiday MC
BMO Centre: Friday 4 – 9pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am – 6 pm

she[EMPOWERS] Christmas Market: Shop From and Support Female Entrepreneurs
St Louis Hotel, East Village: Friday 4 – 9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Calgary Night Market Final Holiday Shopping Series
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 11 pm

Community Evening at Esker
Esker Foundation, 6 – 8 pm

George Webber – Alberta Book Launch Presentation
Calgary’s New Central Library, 7 – 9 pm (RSVP ticket)

CSIF/EMMEDIA/Quickdraw/TRUCK Holiday Celebration!
Inner City Brewing Company, 7 – 10 pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Splash Art Christmas Market 2018
Neon Milkshake Art Studio, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Tis The Reason Holiday Market
Paula Timm Studio, cSPACE: 10 am – 4 pm

VivianeArt Gallery Pop-In, 1 – 5 pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

Art Acoustic Sunday Series
Art On 9th, 10 am – noon

Art Night Fundraiser
Koi, 6:30 – 10 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 29 – Dec 2

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH

Deck the Walls! – Group Exhibition
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, 5:50 – 7:30 pm

Kevin Sonmor – “Equus and the Others”
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, 5:50 – 7:30 pm

Post Mini Show and Sale
University of Calgary Department of Art, reception and live auction 4 – 7 pm

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

The Small Paintings Show
Webster Galleries, 3 – 6 pm

Common Ground – Art Show
Colony Photography Studio and Cowork Space, 5 – 10 pm

Calgary Night Market Holiday Shopping Series
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 11 pm

This Place is Ours: Coven Retrospective
Stride Gallery, 8 pm – midnight

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

Splash Art Christmas Market 2018
Neon Milkshake Art Studio, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

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

The 2018 Calgary Expo Holiday Market
BMO Centre, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm 

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 1 pm 

Craft Market at North Glenmore Park Community Association
10 am – 3 pm

Christmas Group Show
Gibson Fine Art, 10 am – 5 pm, through January 5

Solo Exhibition Opening – Jean Pederson
The Collectors’ Gallery of Art, noon – 4 pm

Artist Advocacy + Advice: Free Drop-In!
Carfac Alberta, TRUCK Contemporary Art: 2 – 4 pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

Art Acoustic Sunday Series
Art On 9th, 10 am – noon

Wildflower Art Salon & Sale
Wildflower Arts Centre, 10 am – 4 pm

Wolf Willow Winter Sale
Wolf Willow Studio, 10 am – 4 pm

Moe Shelley’s Annual Holiday Handmade Market
Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, 10:30 am – 5 pm

Art in The Hood
Ramsay Community Association, 11 am – 4 pm

“JaZzY”, Cityview Salon
Kat Lakeman Studio, noon – 5 pm

 

6 Calgary Christmas markets to visit this season

By SHAUNA MCGINN and SILVIA PIKAL

Holiday shopping season is upon us – and it doesn’t have to feel daunting. If busy malls aren’t your thing, head to one of these great local markets for inspired gift ideas, or simply to soak up the seasonal spirit. You’ll be supporting local vendors, getting a breath of fresh air, and turning an often-begrudged activity into a fun, leisurely experience.

Courtesy YYC Alternative Christmas Market.

YYC ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Looking to buy and promote local in your shopping this year? This neighbourhood market is for you. On November 24, the annual Alternative Christmas Market will be hosting YYC-based vendors at the Inglewood Community Association Hall, selling everything from tea, vintage goods, artisanal doughnuts and more.

MARKET COLLECTIVE
From December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16 at the BMO Centre, Market Collective is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with handcrafted wares for sale, along with food and beverage options and entertainment from musicians, DJs and some surprises along the way. Admission is $5, and free for kids 12 and under.

SPRUCE MEADOWS INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
For the next three weekends, Spruce Meadows will be alight with the holiday spirit for its annual Christmas market. There’s a free shuttle bus to the grounds from the Somerset/Bridlewood LRT station, as well as limited public parking. Tickets are $12 per person, or $10 if you buy in advance.

Courtesy MarketSpot.

MARKETSPOT YYC
Running until December 31st, this pop-up shop has set up on the second floor of The Core Shopping Centre. Visit the MarketSpot storefront to wander through aisles of paintings, jewelry and more.

MARDA LOOP CHRISTMAS MARKET
A great option for those living in or visiting Marda Loop, this one-day market  at the Marda Loop Communities Association on December 15 will be in support of the Calgary Interfaith Foodbank – so take the chance to give back while you shop.

CALGARY FARMER’S MARKET – CHRISTMAS EDITION
Until December 23, enjoy a seasonal touch to the Calgary Farmer’s Market with special vendors dedicated to all of your favourite Christmas goods, from gourmet nuts to festive fruit wines.