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 2018 (dates TBD)


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

2603, 2018

Thank You For Supporting Show + Sale

By |March 26th, 2018|

Thanks to participating students and everyone who came the ACADSA Spring 2018 Show + Sale for helping us make the event a success! Proceeds from Show + Sale go directly towards supporting individual artists and [...]

803, 2018

#showandsale Promotion + Prizes

By |March 8th, 2018|

It’s time for Show + Sale! ACAD Students: We would love your help promoting the event! From now until the end of Show + Sale, we will be tracking the hashtag #showandsale. (*Posts must be [...]