Art: You need it in your life. Which means you need artists in your life.
Which further means that you should be willing, wanting to support them at the early stages of their artistic careers.
And that brings us to Calgary’s Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD), whose Students Association is holding the spring version of their Show + Sale this week at the institution, from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30.
For those who need a reminder of what it is, let them school you: “A public art market that showcases student work from the university’s departments including Painting, Drawing, Glass, Jewellery + Metals, Fibre, Printmaking, Sculpture, Media Arts, Photography, Ceramics, and Design. All proceeds support the (AUArts) student body.”
So that’s kinda cool, hey?
Also cool, or cooler still, is that they’ve given us a pair of tickets to their First Night Fundraiser on the Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., which will allow you 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 and Village Brewery.”
Buy art, support artists, have fun.
All of that can be part of your Thursday if you head to our Facebook page, give us a like (or not, your choice), and comment under this post tagging another art-lover you would like to take.
We’ll let the winner know via direct message by the end of Wednesday’s work day so that they have time to get their art affairs in order.
And please continue supporting the amazing people who create the many good, beautiful, thoughtful, thought-provoking and artistic things that this city has to offer.