Join us in celebrating the creativity of Calgary’s emerging artists at the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association semiannual student art market, Show + Sale.

The First Night Fundraiser offers you an exclusive, private viewing and sale of over 3,000 original pieces, showcasing work from each of ACAD’s disciplines of study.  Whatever your preferred medium, you’ll find it here: Paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more!

Proceeds from ticket purchases directly support ACAD students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and funds student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting ACADSA’s student programming.

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Along with local creatives, arts supporters and light refreshments from our sponsors at National Beer Hall and Bridgette Bar, you can expect advanced access to over 3,000 original artworks and conversation with the artists in attendance.

A cash bar will be available for your enjoyment and the closest parking available on campus is the Jubilee J2 parking lot.

The Show + Sale continues Friday, November 23rd (12-7pm) and Saturday, November 24th (12-4pm) with entrance by donation at the door.

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A special thank you to our student programming sponsor, RBC Foundation, via the Emerging Artist Project.

Thank you for supporting art, craft and design education at ACAD for nearly a century; your ongoing support fosters entrepreneurship, builds community and develops our creative economy in Calgary, in Alberta and beyond.