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The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum | Photo: courtesy of Esker Foundation

Free This Week

November continues with free fabulous art and events

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Get out there this month and enjoy the arts with more free art sales, Free Art Fridays at YYC/LRT, a Block Party in East Village and more. Don’t miss out!

 Irish Cultural Society Choir

November 9, 2022, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

The Irish Cultural Society Choir returns to the ProArts@Noon Concert Series to entertain with a set of lively songs featuring contemporary and traditional Irish music.

Pop Up Show & Sale

Until November 10, 2022, 9am – 4pm
Blue Flame Kitchen, ATCO Park (5302 Forand St. SW)
Free to explore

Head over for a Pop Up Show & Sale hosted by 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.

The Enemy from Within

November 10, 2022, 7 – 8:30pm
Online or in-person at Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to watch or attend, registration required

Join Ben M. Freeman, author and Holocaust educator, to learn how to identify internalized oppression, why Jews represent the canary in the coal mine, and how to combat self-loathing and oppression.

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau

November 10, 2022, 6 – 7pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

In this online talk, artists Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau speak with Curator Naomi Potter about their creative practice and their current exhibition, The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum.

Free Art Fridays

November 11, 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!

Fall Show and Sale

November 12, 2022, 10am – 4pm
Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Dr. SW)
Free to explore

The Group Art Society of Calgary presents their Fall Show and Sale with original paintings available in a variety of mediums, sizes and prices. Admission and parking are free.

Block by Block Party

November 12, 2022, 1 – 6pm
East Village (8th Ave. & 4th St. SE)
Free to attend

You’re invited to a block party to celebrate the glow-up of East Village’s places, spaces and faces. The party is hosted by local drag queen Birthday Girl, with beats by DJ Joe Swell, and tons more performances!

Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or fill out this form.