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17 Nov 2023 - 18 Nov 2023

Show + Sale 2023 Winter Market

Get ready for the holidays with the 2023 AUArts Students Association’s Show + Sale Winter Market and snag the finest wares from Alberta’s emerging artists, designers and craftspeople. 


8 Sep 2023 - 7 Oct 2023

Gestures of Care – Weight of the World

In her newest series, artist Tia Halliday explores metaphors of care and resilience through an investigation of line, abstraction and figuration.



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For almost 100 years, AUArts has played an important role in our country’s visual culture. We are a university dedicated to art, craft and design – the only one in Alberta and in the prairies, and one of four in Canada.

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Being creative often means taking a different path than most. That’s why AUArts offers more subject areas than most design schools, small classes, and the flexibility to create a curriculum as unique as you are.


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