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Catch Eric Nyland's ProArts@Noon concert! | Photo: courtesy of ProArts Society

Free This Week

Don't miss these free arts events around town!

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

There’s a range of free offerings to check out this week including a noon-hour concert, a spook-tacular book launch, and a whole slate of fall markets to get your holiday shopping started!

Eric Nyland

October 18, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Pianist Eric Nyland shares two of his favourite works, J.S. Bach’s G Major Toccata and Grigory Sokolov Franck’s Prelude, Choral, et Fugue in this free concert as part of the ProArts@Noon series.

N@N – Cassandra Dam: Witching, B!tching and Switching

October 19, 2023, 12 – 1pm
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW)
Free to attend

Cassandra Dam speaks to the evolving depictions of the threefold goddess, Maiden, Mother and Crone, representing the stages of female development in this Nickle@Noon talk.

Opening Reception: Light and Shadows & Merging

October 19, 2023, 5 – 8pm
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Join Wallace Galleries for the opening reception of exhibitions Kenneth Lochhead: Light and Shadows and Jennifer Hornyak: Merging, which run until November 15, 2023.

Acclaimed Fall Art Show

October 20 – 22, 2023
Crescent Heights Community Centre (1101 2nd St. NW)
Free to explore

Head over to meet the talented artists at Acclaimed Fall Art Show and check out their newest works. From landscape to abstract, there is something for everyone. This is a free event with plenty of parking.

Tangled Tree Fall Artisan Market

October 20 – 22, 2023
The Bearspaw Lions Event Centre (25240 Nagway Rd. NW)
Free to explore

At this indoor market, find artists, snacks, home decor, macrame wall hangings, bath & body products, jewelry, woodwork, knitting and so much more. Join them at their charming venues to find the perfect handcrafted items this fall and Christmas.

Fall Show & Sale

October 21, 2023, 10am – 4pm
Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhart Rd. NW)
Free to explore

The Calgary Sketch & Painting Club is hosting its annual Fall Show and Sale featuring original artworks from over 25 local artists. There will be a door prize for an original piece of art. Admission and parking is free.

Artrageous Art Show & Sale

October 21, 2023, 12 – 4pm
Park96 (14660 Parkland Blvd. SE)
Free to explore

Meet the artists of the Parkland Painting Collective at their Fall ArtRageous Sale! You’ll find an abundance of original works of acrylic, oil, mixed media and watercolour media offerings in a wide range of styles, sizes and framing.

Art Show and Sale

October 21, 2023, 10am – 4pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

The FLC Seniors Brushstrokes Art Club is holding an art show and sale. You are invited to come out and support local talented senior artists. There will also be a free draw for a painting.

Whistle at Night and They Will Come

October 24, 2023, 6 – 7:30pm
Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)
Free to explore

Join Calgary Library for the launch of Alex Soop’s second book. Prepare to be yanked into the abyss of his tales of apparitions, curses and hauntings, monstrous entities, survival desperation and chilling acts of vengeance.

Tour – Kaia MacLeod: Indigenous Art in the TFDL

October 23, 2023, 11am
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW)
Free to attend

Join librarian Kaia MacLeod for an intimate tour of the recently acquired collection of art by Treaty 7 artists installed on each floor of UCalgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library.

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