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October 2019

Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - October 19 @ 12:00 am
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

$25 – $50

There will be over 450 local and international tattoo artists over the course of this three-day festival that will be offering entertainment, contests, retail exhibits and tattoo sessions. You must be 18 years or older to enter on Friday, but all ages are welcome on Saturday and Sunday. Photograph provided by Canwest Productions.

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Masquerade Gala: One Year Anniversary

October 18 @ 5:00 pm
Art and Design Galleries, 751 3 St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission with RSVP

Art Space and Design Galleries will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a fundraiser in support of Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada's largest and oldest disability arts centre. The work of local artists Vince Vandurme and Amberley Tapp will be featured and a silent auction will be held to raise funds. While admission is free, guests are asked to RSVP in advance. Image courtesy of Art Space and Design Galleries.

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Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Show & Sale

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

Beacon Original Art turns 10 this year and is keeping its traditional fall show and sale a highlight of market season. You can park, attend and enter draws for free during the one-day event featuring more than 30 artists. Expect original painting, jewellery, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles.

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7th Annual Show and Sale

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calgary Canoe Club, 7C6, 7305 Crowchild Tr. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

Join local artists for a show and sale of paintings inspired by nature. Elaine Bouey, Burke Darling, Carol Green, Paule Poulin, Doug Robertz, Wanda Rottenfusser, Jennifer Taylor and guests Nicole Geoffrion and Bob Loov will all be exhibiting works for purchase at the Calgary Canoe Club. Fittingly, the event will donate 10 per cent of proceeds to the Weaselhead Preservation Society. Artwork by Jennifer Taylor.

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Blown Glass Sale & Glassblowing Shows

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bee Kingdom Glass, 427 22 Ave. N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

Join Bee Kingdom Glass (a company we've covered in the past) for a weekend-long show and sale. In addition to browsing their specialty works like glass pumpkins, cute sculptures and friendship balls, there is a selection of functional pieces like vases, bowls and wine and scotch glasses. There will also be live glassblowing demonstrations to offer attendees a look inside their process. Photograph courtesy of Bee Kingdom Glass.

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Department of Art Print Sale

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2019

University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

University of Calgary's Department of Art is holding a three-day flash sale of works by its members in Art Building 621. There will be a mix of hand-print lithographs, etchings and screen prints, all for the low price of $30 per print. All proceeds go directly back to the department's printmaking initiatives.

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Coffee Talk: The Wild Coasts of Canada with Scott Forsyth

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Camera Store, 802 11 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free

Remarking on his new book The Wild Coasts of Canada, Scott Forsyth will take you on a visual journey through Canada's three coastlines. From the rainforests of the Pacific's Haida Gwaii to the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic, Forsyth will captivate audience members with stories about Canada's natural history and coastal communities. Besides publishing a book, Forsyth recently became Canadian Geographic's newest photographer-in-residence. There will be refreshments provided and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Photograph by Scott Forsyth.

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Pallette Fine Art Show and Sale

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

Calgary Community Painters Society (CCPS) is a not-for-profit society of more than 90 local artists that was formed in 1973. At Palette, they'll be showing and selling acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media works with all exhibited artists in attendance. New for this year is the "Wall of Minis," a selection of small paintings centred on the theme of autumn that cost $150 or less. Image courtesy of CCPS.

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Your Brain on Art

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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$175

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at Contemporary Calgary on Wednesday, October 30. Your Brain Art will be a night of "edutainment" featuring cocktails and appetizers, an art show and auction, music by the Instrumental Society of Calgary, and presentations from researchers working on treatments for neurological disorders. Funds raised support Branch Out's mission to accelerate tech solutions and non-pharmaceutical approaches to neurological disorders.

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November 2019

Sublime – True Craft

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$5

This fall market created and curated by Julya Hajnoczky and DeAnne Bedier features only handpicked vendors of fine craft and artwork. Co-presented by Wordfest, it will take place over two days on the top floor of Memorial Park Library. A vendor list is available here, with a few more coming soon.

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There will be over 450 local and international tattoo artists over the course of this three-day festival that will be offering entertainment, contests, retail exhibits and tattoo sessions. You must be 18 years or older to enter on Friday, but all ages are welcome on Saturday and Sunday.

Photograph provided by Canwest Productions.

Art Space and Design Galleries will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a fundraiser in support of Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada’s largest and oldest disability arts centre. The work of local artists Vince Vandurme and Amberley Tapp will be featured and a silent auction will be held to raise funds. While admission is free, guests are asked to RSVP in advance.

Image courtesy of Art Space and Design Galleries.

Beacon Original Art turns 10 this year and is keeping its traditional fall show and sale a highlight of market season. You can park, attend and enter draws for free during the one-day event featuring more than 30 artists. Expect original painting, jewellery, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles.

Join local artists for a show and sale of paintings inspired by nature. Elaine Bouey, Burke Darling, Carol Green, Paule Poulin, Doug Robertz, Wanda Rottenfusser, Jennifer Taylor and guests Nicole Geoffrion and Bob Loov will all be exhibiting works for purchase at the Calgary Canoe Club. Fittingly, the event will donate 10 per cent of proceeds to the Weaselhead Preservation Society.

Artwork by Jennifer Taylor.

Join Bee Kingdom Glass (a company we’ve covered in the past) for a weekend-long show and sale. In addition to browsing their specialty works like glass pumpkins, cute sculptures and friendship balls, there is a selection of functional pieces like vases, bowls and wine and scotch glasses. There will also be live glassblowing demonstrations to offer attendees a look inside their process.

Photograph courtesy of Bee Kingdom Glass.

University of Calgary’s Department of Art is holding a three-day flash sale of works by its members in Art Building 621. There will be a mix of hand-print lithographs, etchings and screen prints, all for the low price of $30 per print. All proceeds go directly back to the department’s printmaking initiatives.

Remarking on his new book The Wild Coasts of CanadaScott Forsyth will take you on a visual journey through Canada’s three coastlines. From the rainforests of the Pacific’s Haida Gwaii to the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic, Forsyth will captivate audience members with stories about Canada’s natural history and coastal communities. Besides publishing a book, Forsyth recently became Canadian Geographic’s newest photographer-in-residence.

There will be refreshments provided and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photograph by Scott Forsyth.

Calgary Community Painters Society (CCPS) is a not-for-profit society of more than 90 local artists that was formed in 1973. At Palette, they’ll be showing and selling acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media works with all exhibited artists in attendance. New for this year is the “Wall of Minis,” a selection of small paintings centred on the theme of autumn that cost $150 or less.

Image courtesy of CCPS.

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at Contemporary Calgary on Wednesday, October 30. Your Brain Art will be a night of “edutainment” featuring cocktails and appetizers, an art show and auction, music by the Instrumental Society of Calgary, and presentations from researchers working on treatments for neurological disorders. Funds raised support Branch Out’s mission to accelerate tech solutions and non-pharmaceutical approaches to neurological disorders.

This fall market created and curated by Julya Hajnoczky and DeAnne Bedier features only handpicked vendors of fine craft and artwork. Co-presented by Wordfest, it will take place over two days on the top floor of Memorial Park Library. A vendor list is available here, with a few more coming soon.

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