Spring Art and Craft Markets In and Around Calgary

These are some of the local art and craft markets to know about from April through to mid-June.

Market Collective in a previous location. Photograph courtesy of Market Collective.

Markets in April

Calgary Creative Arts Guild Spring Show & Sale

Browse the work of over 25 local artists at this one-day event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While you’re there, be sure to enter your name in the raffle draw for an original piece of art.

When: April 23, 2022
Where: Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 16 Ave N.W.
Cost: Free admission, donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank appreciated


Beacon Original Art Spring Art Exhibition & Sale

Different artists will be featured on both days of this art exhibition and sale. Expect to find everything from paintings and photography to ceramics and textiles.

When: April 23 and 24, 2022
Where: BRCA Hall, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Cost: Free admission


Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale

The Ujamaa Grandmas fabric and yarn sale returns this April. You’ll find a wide variety of fabrics and items for sewing, knitting and projects at this sale, which raises funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

When: April 29 to May 1, 2022
Where: 1, 4416 5 St. N.E.
Cost: Free admission


Markets in May

Okotoks Spring Fling

This spring market will feature many vendors selling handmade goods over the course of two days. Jewellery, bath and body products, home decor items and treats are just some of the items you’ll be able to buy this weekend.

When: May 6 and 7, 2022
Where: 99 Okotoks Dr., Okotoks
Cost: $3


Authentically Indigenous Craft Market 

Authentically Indigenous is a local, grassroots market that showcases local Indigenous makers and artists who create handmade goods, food, art, jewellery, beadwork and more. There will also be a free surprise for moms in attendance.

When: May 6 and 7, 2022
Where: Kerby Centre Gym, 1133 7 Ave. S.W.
Cost: $5, or $8 for a weekend pass


The Fibre Shindig

The spring 2022 edition of The Fibre Shindig is just around the corner. In addition to supplies for knitting and sewing (fabric, yarn, patterns, kits, spindles and buttons), you’ll find ready-to-enjoy wares like fibre toys, jewellery, bags, yarn bowls and mugs. Admission includes entry into a draw for prizes.

When: May 7, 2022
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave. N.W.
Cost: $5


Etsy Calgary Spring Market 

Etsy Calgary has partnered with Contemporary Calgary for a spring market over Mother’s Day weekend. Shop from a selection of local vendors and vintage sellers and take a stroll through the current Contemporary Calgary exhibits before you leave. Food trucks and workshops will also be available.

When: May 7, 2022
Where: The Grotto at Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St. S.W.
Cost: $10


Triwood Spring Market

Triwood’s spring market will host an array of vendors of handmade goods like soy candles, doggy beds, jerky and more. Pick up a last minute Mother’s Day gift and something for yourself while you’re there.

When: May 7, 2022
Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission


Inglewood Night Market

The first of this year’s recurring Inglewood Night Market series signals that summer is just around the corner. Celebrate that by taking a stroll through the outdoor market featuring over 50 local vendors ranging from vintage sellers to artisans of handmade goods. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and live entertainment.

When: May 13 and June 10 (plus summer dates)
Where: 9 Avenue and 10 Street S.E.
Cost: Free admission


Market Collective

The next three-day Market Collective returns to the BMO Centre in the middle of May. Expect live music, interactive workshops, snacks and 160 vendors selling everything from handmade jewellery to paper goods to puzzles.

When: May 13 to 15, 2022
Where: BMO Centre (Hall B and C), 20 Roundup Way S.E.
Cost: $6 for the weekend


Calgary Night Market

Calgary Night Market takes place intermittently throughout the year, starting at the end of May. Browse handmade local goods such as jewellery and bath and body products. There will also be food trucks and live DJs.

When: May 27 (plus summer dates)
Where: 917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Cost: Free admission


Vintage Redefined Market

This market has tons of antiques and collectibles to browse throughout the Acadia Recreation Complex. But what lands it on this list is the inclusion of repurposed and reclaimed vintage wares. This market has a few different ticket pricing options, including VIP options that permit early entry.

When: May 27 and 28, 2022
Where: Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Ticket prices vary


Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Pottery Sale

Local potters will be selling their wares at this market. From functional to decorative to whimsical creations, you’ll find something unique to take home here. Funds raised support educational events of the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild.

When: May 29, 2022
Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission


Markets in June

Little Modern Market 

Little Modern Market’s spring edition is set to take place in June. Stay tuned for a list of vendors.

When: June 4, 2022
Where: Atco Park, 5302 Forand St. S.W.
Cost: $5 admission

Lilac Festival

This one-day street festival has tons to offer the whole family. In addition to children’s activities and several musical performances, you can shop from hundreds of vendors along 4 St. S.W.

When: June 5, 2022
Where: 4 St. S.W. from Elbow Drive to 13 Avenue
Cost: Free admission

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