Calgary’s Emerging Artists Showcased at AUArts SA Spring Show & Sale

Calgary, Alberta – Be one of the first to experience the latest creations from the designers, craftspeople, and artists at Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Spring Show + Sale March 28-30, 2019. Over 200 students will showcase 3,000+ pieces of artwork and AUArts SA anticipates this edition of Show + Sale will be biggest one yet.
Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase work representing a range of disciplines including Painting, Drawing, Glass, Jewellery and Metals, Fibre, Printmaking, Sculpture, Media Arts, Photography, Ceramics, and Design.
All of the funds raised go directly to students and their participation helps develop entrepreneurial skills with 30 per cent of AUArts graduates going on to start their own businesses.

“For 29 years, Show + Sale has offered Calgary’s emerging artists, designers and craft-makers a public platform to present their original, handcrafted work in a retail market setting,” said Joel Farris, Career Development Program Manager for AUArts SA. “Just the simple experience of having someone select student work for purchase provides validation, encouragement and momentum to their developing artistic careers.”
The First Night Fundraiser on Thursday, March 28 from 5-8 p.m. launches the event and tickets are on sale now for $25. Along with the company of like-minded art aficionados, attendees can purchase a variety of original artwork in advance, meet the artists face-to-face and enjoy food from National Beer Hall and beer from Village Brewery.
The weekend market will open Friday, March 29 from 12-7 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 12-4 p.m. and admission is by donation.
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For more information please contact: 
Steven Hodges, Community Engagement Strategist
Alberta University of the Arts
t. 403.284.7656 c. 403.472.5756 e.
Marion Garden, Director, Communications + Marketing
Alberta University of the Arts
t. 403.284.7643 c. 403.585.8114 e.
About Alberta University of the Arts
Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff, and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us and implores us to see the world differently.
Formerly Alberta College of Art and Design, we are dedicated to innovative and emerging art, craft and design programs. For nearly 100 years, AUArts has educated in ways that test the boundaries of common thought and we celebrate eleven Governor General’s Award winners amongst our faculty and alumni. Alberta University of the Arts has five Schools of learning: Visual Art, Craft and Emerging Media, Communication Design, and Critical and Creative Studies offering undergraduate BFA and BDes degrees, and a graduate MFA, plus the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development.
Our studio-based education model introduces learners to a community of passionate minds, provocative thinkers, ambitious doers and brave creators.
About AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA)
AUArts SA is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. They promote health and well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.
About Show + Sale
Show + Sale is the AUArts Students’ Association semi-annual art market that provides students with the opportunity to showcase their professional work in a public retail setting. Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers, providing emerging artists with a tremendous opportunity to market their skills.