AUArts Open House │ 2019

We want to get to know you and have you get to know us!

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

WHERE: Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), Calgary, AB.

How about some facetime on-campus at AUArts?

Stay all afternoon or drop by for a short visit - our  Faculty, staff and students would love to see you at our upcoming Open House! 


Experience AUArts

Closing Reception | Tendere

Image: Julia Rose Sutherland “Pain and Release

WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m.

WHERE: Main Mall, Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)

Please join us for the closing reception of Tendere. The exhibition features seven AUArts BFA Fibre Alumni - Morgan Rose Free, Lindsay Joy, Karin McGinn, Vaughan McMillan, Natalie Lauchlan, Sabrina Sachiko Niebler and Julia Rose Sutherland. In Tendere, metier and materiality enact sympoietic conversations with ancestors, strangers, lovers and friends.

Alberta Culture Days | AUArts

WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

WHERE: Main Mall, Alberta University of the Arts

General Campus Tours (Meet at the Welcome Desk in the Main Mall)

  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shifting Shelter Exhibition Tours (Meet in front of the Illingworth Kerr Gallery)

AUArts New Student Orientation 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, September 4 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 5 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, September 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: AUArts, Calgary, AB.

What time should I arrive? 

Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. sharp on Wednesday, September 4. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes early.

We will be distributing your new AUArts Student ID Cards at check-in, so please bring official government-issued identification for verification.

Sled Island 2019

WHEN: June 19 - 23, 2019

WHERE: Calgary, AB.

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience.
Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 30 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe. AUArts is honoured to be the Visual Arts sponsor for Sled Island 2019.

Jacquard weaving workshop

Image: Jessie Fraser “Bindie Harris and Friend” 2019

WHEN: June 4 – 7, 2019

WHERE: Alberta University of the Arts

Curious about Jacquard Weaving? Join artists Jessie Fraser and Mackenzie Kelly-Frère in an exploration of the woven image in contemporary art and design. In this four-day workshop participants will encounter contemporary approaches to working with digital technology to create images for Jacquard weaving using Adobe Photoshop.