How does my 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 at the Winter Market

For the 2023 Winter Market, we will not accepting returns and exchanges. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at

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. However you choose to buy, Show + Sale is your destination for unique artwork made by the best emerging artists in Calgary! Learn more.

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 anywhere 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 in September and January.

Show + Sale hosts annual in-person Winter Markets at the Alberta University of the Arts every November and Virtual Spring Markets on our online gallery shop every April. Be sure to come to both to see what our artists are making!

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 online and in-person. We also accept cash at our in-person Winter Markets.