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Catch a lunch-hour concert by Notas de 4 | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

Free This Week

Free art to finish off your November

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Wrap up November in creative style! This week’s roundup of free arts offerings features winter markets, live music, and artist-led talks and exhibitions. Don’t miss out!

Notas de 4

November 23, 2022, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Silvia and Jorge bring Notas de 4 to the ProArts@Noon Concert Series with flamenco, Latin, indie dreamy, folk-inspired songs from the new unreleased album Cosas Maravillosas and their oldies from Rosas y Lirios.

Instrumental Stories: Ballads and the bandura

November 24, 2022, 6 – 7pm
Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Be carried away to the soul and heart of Ukraine with folk songs and music featuring the bandura, a mesmerizing plucked string instrument, accompanied by beautiful traditional vocals.

Free Art Fridays

November 25, 2022, 4 – 7pm
YYC/LRT (Corner of 8th Ave. and 10th St. SW)
Free to participate

Free Art Fridays is a movement where you can get involved in making original artwork and then gifting it to the public. Join Bryan Faubert at the YYC/LRT in downtown Calgary to create art and learn about local art scenes!

Exhibition Tour

November 25, 2022, 6 – 7pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to participate, registration required

Join Esker Foundation exhibiting artist Robin Arseneault and curator Naomi Potter as they give a tour of Arseneault’s exhibition Falling Off The Log, consisting of 12 large sculptures.

Bring the Baby Art Tour

November 25, 2022, 12 – 1pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to participate, registration required

Join Esker Foundation for this gentle baby-led conversational tour where you explore their current exhibitions. Afterwards, babies can enjoy some tummy time on artist Yvonne Mullock’s interactive sensory blanket.

Artisan & Antique Christmas Market

November 26, 2022, 10am – 3pm
Frank Wills Memorial Hall (405 1st St. E, Cochrane)
Free to attend

Tangled Tree’s sixth annual Christmas market is where you’ll find handmade jewelry, artwork, soaps, sewing, knitting, vintage fabrics, rustic antiques, treats, decor and so much more!

Holly Carpenter & Kablusiak

November 26, 2022, 12 noon
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join The Bows for a conversation between Holly Carpenter and Kablusiak (Jade Carpenter) discussing language and cultural work and the conscious decision to integrate these into an art practice.

Spotlight Reception

November 26, 2022, 2 – 4pm
Alberta Craft Gallery & Shop, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Join the Alberta Craft Gallery in celebrating their newest Spotlight exhibition: the Gardener by Stephanie Elderfield, showcasing beautifully crafted miniature gardening tools in sterling silver.

Show + Sale Winter Market

November 26 & 27, 2022
Main Hall, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free to attend

See what Alberta’s finest emerging artists have created at Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArtsSA) Show + Sale Winter Market, featuring hundreds of handmade artworks from more than 65 student artists.

The Little Comrade

November 28, 2022, 6:30pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to watch, registration required

Set in 1950 in Soviet Estonia, six-year-old Leelo’s school principal mother is arrested before her eyes. Leelo tries her best to be good but is instead embroiled in one scrape after another.

Pop-Up Show & Sale

November 28 – December 2, 2022, 9am – 4pm
Winter Garden, Jamieson Place (2nd floor, 308 4th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Join the Winter Garden Pop-up Show & Sale, hosted by the Riverview Artists. The variety of styles and techniques is diverse, so each show provides a new look at the unique artistic directions being pursued by each of their artists.

W.O. Mitchell: Honouring the Legacy

November 29, 2022, 7pm
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend, RSVP required

This year marks the 75th anniversary of W.O. Mitchell’s prairie classic, Who Has Seen the Wind. Join Freehand Books and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta as they launch a new edition of the novel and celebrate W.O. Mitchell’s legacy.

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