Check out what Calgary’s emerging artists have created during the school year at the bi-annual Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association Show + Sale. The event usually takes place in November and March of each year. This unique public art market invites you to view and purchase over 3000 pieces of handmade works. Whatever your preferred form, you’ll find it here: paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, ceramics, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculpture and more!

Proceeds from ticket purchases directly support ACAD students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and funds student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting ACADSA’s student programming.

Want to know more about Show + Sale? Click here to watch our short video

Fall 2018

Next Show + Sale: November 22-24, 2018


WHEN:  Friday, March 23 | 12-7pm  + Saturday, March 24 | 12-4pm

WHERE: ACAD Main Mall (1407, 14th Avenue NW)

Entrance by Donation


WHEN: Thursday, March 22 | 5-8pm

WHERE: ACAD Main Mall (1407, 14th Avenue NW)

The First Night Fundraiser offers you an exclusive, private viewing and sale of over 3,000 original pieces, showcasing work from each of ACAD’s disciplines of study.  Whatever your preferred medium, you’ll find it here: Paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more!

Along with local creatives, arts supporters and light refreshments from our friends at National Beer Hall, you can expect advanced access to over 3,000 original artworks and conversation with the artists in attendance.

Click here to purchase tickets

**We invite you to register early, as capacity at this event is limited*** 


Accepted methods of payment at the event
are cash and credit
(Visa, Mastercard, Discovery, American Express)

ATM Available on Site

Parking available at ACAD

J2 Parking Lot – $11

For Student Participants

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Show + Sale 2018-19: Department Representatives

By |October 15th, 2018|

Welcome to our 2018-19 Show + Sale Department Representatives! This list will be updated as positions are finalized. Program Representative Email Ceramics Kim Korol Dan Labutes kim.koral@acad.ca daniel.labutes@acad.ca Drawing Jessica Frizzell jessica.frizzell@acad.ca [...]

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REMINDER: Fall 2018 Show + Sale Registration Deadline – Oct 18

By |October 15th, 2018|

Hello students! The ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and [...]