A collage of studio images from ROBIN ARSENEAULT and MARK DICEY
Check out a two-person exhibition by Robin Arseneault and Mark Dicey | Photos: Courtesy of Norberg Hall

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Free events to feed your arts cravings

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The week ahead is filled with a variety of arts events, including a self-guided artists’ studio tour, a lantern festival, a Halloween book launch and tons more — read on to get the details!

Robin Arseneault + Mark Dicey — Opening Reception

October 21, 2022, 4 – 7pm
Norberg Hall (333b 36th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Norberg Hall presents a two-person exhibition by Calgary-based artists Robin Arseneault and Mark Dicey. Both artists investigate layered imagery through abstract renderings to create their own unique visual language.

Palette Fine Art Show and Sale

October 21 & 22, 2022
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free to explore

The Palette art show and sale features paintings by many independent artists in various mediums, including acrylic, oil, watercolour, pastel and mixed media. Add to your collection or browse for your pleasure!

Hello Friend…

October 22, 2022, 11am, 11:30am & 12 noon
East Village Playground (632 6th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Presented in masks using movement and music, Hello Friend… illustrates the joy of divergent thinking and celebrates the creative play of one undeterred young kid.


October 22, 2022, 5:30pm
Unity Park (3111 17 Ave. SE)
Free to participate

International Avenue Arts & Culture Community invites you to decorate a lantern to carry on a lantern walk through the neighbourhood. Enjoy seeing the community and viewing local art along the way.

Flint & Feather with Notas de 4

October 22, 2022, 2 – 4pm
Asylum for Art (2505 14th St. SW)
Free to attend

Flint & Feather and Friends is a free six-week concert series on Sunday afternoons at Asylum for Art. This week’s feature artist is Notas de 4, a flamenco group fronted by Silvia Temis.

Calgary Artists Studio Tour

October 22 & 23, 2022
See website for locations
Free to participate, registration required

On this self-guided tour, meet 12 Calgary artists while you tour the city at your own pace. All ages are welcome to learn about each artist’s process, view their work and ask as many questions as you’d like!

Romy’s Salon

October 24, 2022
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to watch, registration required

The second film in the European Union Film Series features Stine, a committed hair salon owner whose Alzheimer’s disease will soon prevent her from running the business. Perhaps her 10-year-old granddaughter could take over?

Halloween Book Launch: Alex Soop

October 25, 2022, 7 – 8:30pm
Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join the Halloween book launch of Midnight Storm Moonless Sky, in which Blackfoot storyteller Alexander Soop plunges you into a shocking well of imagination in his debut collection of short stories.

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