Show + Sale
June 19-26
Local handmade art in Calgary, proudly made by AUArts students!
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Show + Sale

The AUArts SA biannual Show + Sale is your destination for local artwork, handmade by emerging artists at AUArts! This summer, our public art market goes virtual for the first time and features 44 outstanding artists. Now you can browse work across a variety of fine art, design, and craft disciplines from the comfort of your own home!

Land Acknowledgement
Though Show + Sale is a virtual event for June 2021, all of our artists and staff are treaty people who live, work, play, and create in Treaty 7 territory. We are proud and honoured this summer to contribute to the diverse artistic community in Moh’kinsstis (otherwise known as Calgary).

For the past 30 years, Show + Sale has been hosted in Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Stoney Nakoda: Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley and Tsuut’ina nations. (We) also acknowledge the members of the Inuit and Inuit and Métis communities - specifically, the Métis Nation Region Three. Finally, in the spirit of reconciliation, (we) acknowledge all people who make their home here are Treaty 7 people.

Featured Artist Takeovers

Curious about what it’s like being an emerging artist? Check out our Featured Artist Takeovers, happening from June 20-26 on our Instagram account @showandsale.yyc. Join our 7 amazing artists as they give an exclusive peek into their studios, talk about inspirations, and of course, make some art!

June 20: "Ceramics Hand Building" with Vivian Smith 

June 21: "Painting Studio Tour" with Bana Khalesi

June 22: "Illustration + Printmaking" with Paityn Wheeler-Savoie

June 23: "Mountain Plein Air" with Elise Findlay

June 24: "Bee Friendly Jewelry Making" with Chloe Macdonald

June 25: "Screenprint + Chill" with Gena Rawson

June 26: "Flameworking" with Charlotte Poulsom


Pickup Your Purchase


Show + Sale is a bi-annual art market run by the AUArts Students 'Association that features work from our emerging artists, designers, and craftspeople. Since 1990, we have hosted our market on campus. This summer, Show + Sale is offering an online platform for our first Virtual Summer Market where you can browse art made by our artists and support our vibrant community from the comfort of your own home!

Our artists create work across a variety of fine art, design, and craft disciplines. From paintings, drawings, and prints to ceramics, glass, and fibre, we’ve got it all! Each piece is made in our artists’ studios right here in Calgary.

As per our physical sales, once a piece is sold out, that’s it! Many of our pieces are one-of-a-kind artworks made by our artists. If you love an artist's style, we encourage you to get in touch with them through social media or their website.

We accept all major debit and credit cards.

After purchasing your order, Show + Sale will send you a confirmation email with your invoice and instructions on how to access curbside pickup. 

If you have bought large or oversized pieces, we will notify you and provide additional instructions. 

Any orders not picked up by July 4 at 4pm will be available at the AUArts Bookstore during their business hours, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

We are only able to accommodate curbside pickup for purchases currently.