Frequently Asked Questions
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 the AUArts campus. Since 2021, we've also expanded to include an online gallery shop for artists and our customers. Now you can browse art made by our artists and support our vibrant AUArts community from the comfort of your own home. However you choose to buy, Show + Sale is your destination for unique artwork made by the best emerging artists in Calgary! Learn more.
Our upcoming Holiday Art Market will be held in-person at the AUArts campus from Nov 25-27.
Show + Sale exclusively carries artwork made by current AUArts students; the best emerging artists in Calgary! 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! Many artworks are one of a kind and not available nywhere else. Each piece is handmade locally in our artists' studios right here in the city.
We carry different artists and artwork every Market we host, so you will always find art as unique as you!
Applications to be a Show + Sale artist are open to current AUArts students only! Students in the BFA, BDES, or MFA program are welcome to apply bi-annually to our program. Applications are closed for Fall 2022.
Show + Sale is an alumni and student led program that provides free professional development and a selling platform for AUArts students. We support all artists in our program through mentorship, workshops, and feedback so they can sell with confidence in Show + Sale and beyond. When you buy artwork from us, 100% of your purchase goes towards supporting creative careers, with 75% going directly to the artists. Learn more.
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 as well as cash for our upcoming in-person Holiday Art Market 2022.
How does your purchase support AUArts students?
At Show + Sale, we put artists first! Our Markets and online gallery shop exclusively represent current AUArts students. Unlike other art markets, 100% of your purchase goes to supporting creative careers at AUArts, with 75% of sales going directly to our artists. Donations and other funding help us provide student scholarships and FREE professional development for our school community. When you shop with us, you're supporting Calgary's best emerging artists! Learn more.
Returns and Exchanges
Show + Sale will not be offering any refunds or exchanges during the 2022 Winter Market. All sales final. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.