Your Virtual Spring Market Shopping Guide

Shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Look no further than Show + Sale’s Virtual Spring Market, happening April 22-28, 2023 right here on This spring season we have over 50 artists and 1000+ unique artworks that you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you are shopping for a pet lover, a gardening guru, or an adventurous hiker, the Virtual Spring Market has something for everyone.

Just for Moms

There is no better way to show your love this Mother’s Day than with a handmade piece of art. Our “Just for Moms” collection features our top picks for moms of all kinds.

  1. Looking for a centrepiece to spruce up the home? A custom original painting such as “Large Colour Play 3 purples with a golden touch” by Shermin Muzaffar is perfect for anyone wanting a pop of colour.
  2. If the mom in your life loves entertaining a classy ceramic vase is the way to go. Gooey Ceramics – Jessy Tyson’s “Blackout Gold Drip Vase 1” brings a touch of elegance to any dining table.
  3. Our “Just for Moms” collection also includes some budget-friendly gems. For fashionistas be sure to pick up a pair of “Hand Beaded Leaf Earrings” from Cici Lai or a “Heart Scrunchie” from Portia Scabar – Soul Bloom Arts. Finally, why not include a handmade card like Terri Lemire-Wilson’s “At Home in the Hay Greeting Card” to round out your Mother’s Day gift package.


Get ready for summer on the prairies with our “Prairie-core” collection. Think patio season with good friends, driving with the windows down, and breaking in a brand-new pair of cowboy boots!

  1. Celebrate Stampede season with a set of hand-painted "Gold Lustre Cowboy Boot Earrings" by KES Imagery or a "Green Venetian Beer Stein" by Mindless Mud.
  2. Bring a piece of Calgary home with a set of locally-inspired prints like the "Hose and Hound Watercolour Print" by Melody Poon or "Skyscape Calgary AB 5" by Jonathan Creese.
  3. Craving the country? Bring a smile to your face with "Barn City Print" or "Mini Country Mouse Sticker" by Emily Fyfe and "Helena - Reproduction Print" by Breehound.

Garden Party

We all have someone in our lives that loves digging in the dirt. So why not gift them an artwork from our "Garden Party" collection that is inspired by the plants they love?

  1. Give a beautiful, functional gardening gift such as "Deep Blue Pond Hanging Macrame Pot" by Vivian Smith or hand-painted ceramic "Herb Markers" by KES Imagery.
  2. Does your gardener need a place to journal about their plants? Be sure to check out the "Floral Handbound Sketchbook" by Saskia Skulmoski.
  3. Spruce up the home with floral inspired art like "3 small leaf plates" by Susan Mitchell, "Bloom Framed Print" by Hannah Frostad, or "Iris Blue Glass Vase/Planter" by Portia Scabar - Soul Bloom Arts.

The Great Outdoors

Celebrate the natural world around us with the "The Great Outdoors" Collection. From mountains to deserts to seas, these pieces are inspired by the vistas that continue to wow us with their beauty.

  1. The "Canadian Wilds Painting" by Chelsey Jean-Wickens will make your houseguests stop in their tracks. Bring home this one of a kind Banff National Park inspired painting today!
  2. Love the mountains? Our collection features artworks like "Balancing Act Print" by Elise Lavallee Findlay, "Pink Aurora - Layered Paper Art" by Breehound, and "The Woods" by Timothy Kozlik. Looking for something outside the box? Try the "Grizzly 2 White Glass Pendant" by Chelsey Jean-Wickens.
  3. Or perhaps you are more of an ocean person! Delve into the deep blue with "Antartic Exploration Print 12x8" by Len Kurosaki or a "Shore Necklace Pendant" by Stephanie Arnot

Critters and Creatures

Last but not least our "Critters and Creatures" collection is perfect for fans of all kinds of fuzzy creatures. Maybe you've got a pet at home or you are obsessed with cryptids - you'll find something you love in this eclectic collection.

  1. Got a crazy cat lover who has a love-hate relationship with their furry house feline? Give them a fun ""Her Meowjesty" Cat Print" by K Huizinga that will make them laugh out loud.
  2. Celebrate small but mighty critters with "a lil spicy' keychain" by oh mai heart! accessories, "Aquatic Critter Stickers" by Sam Saloff and "FLINT SHAPE "hop"" by WAPOSHPYII.
  3. Get your own budget-friendly creature with cool pieces like "Fall Fox" by Aila Skitcko, "Luna Moth Sticker" by Mikey De La Hey, or the "Swear Bird Sticker" by Soup Davis.


Remember, the Virtual Spring Market officially opens on April 22 at 10am and runs until April 28 at midnight. Not only will you find artwork you can't find anywhere else but your purchase directly supports AUArts students. Make sure you shop early for the best selection!

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