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Win tickets to ACAD’s Fall Show + Sale First Night Fundraiser

Holiday shopping.

Supporting the many, amazing, up-and-coming artists in this city.

Win. Win. With an extra win for good measure.

And it’s something you’re going to want to get in on during Alberta College of Art + Design’s annual Fall Show + Sale, which takes place Nov. 22-24 at the school.

The weekend features a viewing of and the opportunity to purchase over 3,000 handmade, original items —photos, paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculptures and more — from more than 200 students, who receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion going to ACADSA’s student programming.

“Show + Sale has evolved over the years into a unique opportunity for Calgary’s young artists, designers, and craft-makers to present their work in a professional retail setting,” Joel Farris, career development program manager with ACADSA, said in a release. “Patrons who attend are offered an intimate glimpse into Calgary’s emerging creative class and this year is no exception.”

Admission for the weekend is by donation, with the exception being The First Night Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 22 — tickets for that are $25, but also includes the opportunity to “purchase a variety of original artwork in advance, meet the artists face-to-face and enjoy libations and nosh from Concorde Entertainment Group’s Bridgette Bar and National Beer Hall.”

That right there, that’s a wonderful night out.

And, thanks to the amazing and generous folks at ACAD, we can offer it to you for free (except for all of the art that you will no doubt purchase). They’ve given us a pair of tickets to the fundraiser, and you should want to get your hands on them. To enter to win, please head to our Facebook page, find this posting, and comment under it, tagging the person you would love to take to the event. We’ll pick the winner at random and let them know by end of the day Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Good luck!

And if you don’t win, please consider heading to the show over the weekend anyway, and supporting the future of arts in this city.

(Photo of glass piece by MFA Student Bobby “Yuan” Yin — @bobbyyinyuan on Instagram — courtesy the artist.)