Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Visual Art Check out a month of discussions, workshops, and visual art as part of Matias Martinez & Josee Placio's project Como se Dice | Photo: courtesy of Sparrow Artspace Nov. 1, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2023 November Exhibitions Say yes to art this No-vember Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary There’s a stacked lineup of exhibitions and holiday sales to check out this November. Take a look at this month’s roundup and navigate your way to all sorts of visual art treasures! The Cycles of Birth, Life & Death November 1 – 26, 2023 cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to explore The cycles of birth, life and death are a commonality shared across time, cultures, races and religions. Given this significance, Ritual Arts invites artists to explore the stories, memories, ceremonies and deeper meanings of these cycles within their own personal and cultural contexts. cspacemardaloop.com Como se Dice November 1 – 30, 2023 Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE) Prices vary This project by Matias Martinez & Josee Placio is focused on Latin identity and its intricacies between diasporic vs homeland artists, machismoism, and Indigenous resurgence. It’s from the perspective of two children of immigrants and how they reconcile the diasporic experience through discussions, workshops and visual arts. sparrowartspace.com Way Station November 3 – 30, 2023 EMMEDIA (2005B 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore EMMEDIA presents Way Station, a multimedia installation by Sandra Vida which comes to grips with the oppression, violence and conquest that characterize most ancestral pathways. In response, she affirms hope for change, and performs rituals of healing, transformation, and regeneration. emmedia.ca I Wonder November 8, 2023, 12 – 2pm Nvrlnd. Arts Foundation (1048 21st Ave. SE) Free to explore I Wonder is a free emerging artist pop-up gallery event showcasing the work of 13 new artists. The gallery space opens at noon and the reception takes place from 5– 8pm. Join them for good art, good food and good vibes! instagram.com Sirocco Art Gala November 17, 2023, 5 – 10pm Sirocco Golf Club 210178 (64th St. W, Foothills) $100 Sirocco Golf Club has teamed up with local artist Wendy Palmer in creating the first Sirocco Art Gala, an evening to give local artists a space to display their art work as well as to raise funds for Kids Cancer Care. showpass.com Diane McGeachy: In Good Company November 17 – January 17, 2023 Congress Coffee (Suite #1A, 215 36th Ave. NE) Free to explore Diane McGeachy’s new show In Good Company is an exhibition of everyday use, somewhat ‘amphora’ inspired, hand built ceramic forms alongside 10 paintings on paper that serve to reveal the character and presence of these vessels. congresscoffeeyyc.com Laycock & Marchessault & Newkirk November 18 – December 6, 2023 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free to explore Wallace Galleries presents a diverse and eclectic selection of works by three prestigious and talented artists coming together to bridge the gap between abstraction and landscape. All three artist have a lyrical painting style. wallacegalleries.com Winter Juried Exhibition & Sale November 27 – December 2, 2023, 11am – 4pm Online & In-Person at cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to explore The Federation of Canadian Artists Calgary Chapter invites the public to a new small works show. You will find exceptional small artworks created by talented artists and juried by a panel of external jurors. Browse and buy both in-person and online! eventbrite.ca Resistance & Respiration November 30, 2023 – April 14, 2024 Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission How is breathing an athletic act, a dyad of push-pull, a feat of endurance, a political horizon? This exhibition aims to imagine breathing, and breathlessness, as a productive cause for giddiness, a sensation for whirling, and a tendency for staggering. contemporarycalgary.com Arts Sales & Holiday Markets Millarville Christmas Market November 2 – 12, 2023 Millarville Racetrack (306097 192nd St. W, Millarville) $6 The Millarville Christmas Market is a premier craft and artisan show in Alberta! You’ll enjoy eight fabulous days of music, food trucks, reindeer viewing, photos with Santa and many favourite and new seasonal vendors! millarvilleracetrack.com Festive Foothills Art Sale November 10 – December 21, 2023 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. W, Millarville) By donation Enjoy some holiday cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region! Fine craft and artworks by local artists will be featured in the galleries of the historic Leighton home and online, in perfect time for getting a head start on purchasing seasonal gifts. leightoncentre.org Art Show and Sale November 11, 2023, 10am – 4pm Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free to explore Please join local artists from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance for their second annual show and sale of 2023. This is a great opportunity to view and purchase original works of art. saaa-artists.art Contextural Fibre Arts Sale November 17 & 18, 2023 Alexandra Dance Hall (922 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Contextural is a group of like-minded artists who come together support their individual fibre practices. Check out their annual Contextural Fibre Arts Sale to celebrate all things fibre art and learn about the processes involved. eventbrite.ca Show + Sale Winter Market November 17 & 18, 2023 Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free to explore Get ready for the holidays with the AUArts Students Association’s Show + Sale Winter Market and snag the finest wares from Alberta’s emerging artists. Join them at AUArts for a market filled with great art, fun demos and community spirit. showandsale.ca Handmade Here Holiday Show and Sale November 18 & 19, 2023, 10am – 5pm Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free to explore Handmade Here Artist Collective presents a carefully curated selection of local artists bringing you a weekend of wonderful work to explore and purchase. Plus, free entrance, parking, coffee and cookies. handmadehere.ca Fairview Studio’s Famous Fall Pottery Sale November 19, 2023, 10am – 4pm Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90th Ave. SE) Free to explore One of Calgary’s most loved pottery studio’s annual fall sale! With more than 50 potters showcasing their designs and creations, there is something for everyone, every taste, every need, every occasion and every gift. fairviewstudios.com Christmas Market and Artisan Fair November 25, 2023, 10:30am – 5pm Shepard Community Hall (10800 84th St. SE) Free to explore This Christmas Market and Artisan Fair is sure to have something for everyone with up to 40 various vendors, concession and cafe seating and Santa paying a visit for a couple of hours. facebook.com Annual Fall Show & Sale November 25, 2023, 10am – 4pm Calgary Grace Lutheran Church (3610 Sarcee Rd. SW) Free to explore The Calgary Creative Arts Guild is hosting its annual fall show and sale featuring original works from over 30 local artists. Admission and parking is free! Cash donations to the Veteran’s Food bank gratefully accepted. facebook.com The Holiday Market November 26, 2023, 11am – 4pm Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Suite #1000, 11500 35 St. SE) Free to explore The Holiday Market at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino is Back for its third year! You will find up to 60 vendors in the Hallway & the Sundance Ballroom offering everything you may need for hosting, planning or gifting! thedowntownmarkets.ca Last Chance + Ongoing Exhibitions Sara Lydia Tuell: Waveforms Until November 10, 2023 Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission In this exhibition of print and installation work, Sara Tuell explores abstract concepts in quantum physics through perceptual experience through an interactive installation using polarized film and large-scale print work contemporarycalgary.com “The Northern Minister Devoured and Other Works” Until November 11, 2023 Herringer Kiss Gallery (Suite #101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore This exhibition by Canadian Artist, Aron Hill is an expression of where he currently is in this space and time. Aron Hill considers his personal story in relation to settler colonialism, domestic labor and care, and artistic lineages of formalism and minimalism. herringerkissgallery.com Light and Shadows Until November 15, 2023 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free to explore Kenneth Lochhead’s landscape works elicit a boldness with their simplicity, and a tranquility with his luscious sense of colour and movement. The show will whisk you away to a far-off land, a vacation from now to another world that Lochhead has created. wallacegalleries.com Jennifer Hornyak: Merging Until November 15, 2023 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free to explore Merging highlights how Jennifer Hornyak’s work has transitioned over the last few years, from more defined image to abstract. Oil paintings on canvas or board are intermixed with works on paper to emphasize the transitional nature of the two styles. wallacegalleries.com Black-Space-Time Until November 15, 2023 Stride Gallery & The Bows (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) & (2001b 10 Ave SW) Free to explore The Bows and Stride Gallery are excited to announce a collaborative exhibition, Black-Space-Time, curated by Nura Ali. The exhibition is a culmination of research undertaken over two years by Ali as a research fellow. stride.ab.ca Don’t miss Black-Space-Time, curated by Nura Ali | Photo: courtesy of the The Bows & Stride Gallery how to feel the weight of the moment Until November 18, 2023 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free to explore Centring issues related to mapping, imaging systems and ecological crisis, this exhibition brings together a selection of recent works. A number of participatory projects will run parallel to the gallery exhibition. auarts.ca Centenary / Mehdi Darvishi Until December 1, 2023 Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE) Free to explore In Iranian artist Mehdi Darvishi’s Centenary, the main theme is “life and its undeniable result: death.” This reductive process is a good reflection of the way that he consider the most inevitable happening in the human being’s life. albertaprintmakers.com The Art of Faye HeavyShield Until December 9, 2023 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW) Free to explore This exhibition presents work that spans 40 years of Faye HeavyShield’s practice. A major contributor to contemporary Indigenous art, her work is rooted in the deep art history of the Canadian prairies and in personal/communal experience. nickle.ucalgary.ca Like everything alive that we try to hold forever Until December 17, 2023 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave SE) Free to explore Like everything alive that we try to hold forever brings together seven artists whose works reflect ways human bodies exist in relation to non-human objects and the complex ways that these objects impact our understanding of self and others. eskerfoundation.com Care and Wear: Bodies Crafted for Harm and Healing Until December 17, 2023 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave SE) Free to explore Curated by Brendan and Jude Griebel from the collection of the Museum of Fear and Wonder, this exhibition brings together a collection of crafted surrogates for the human body, designed to model or mimic aspects of human experience. eskerfoundation.com Angeline Simon: take more Until February 4, 2024 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave SE) Free to explore The ceramic sculptures in take more offer glimmers of insight into artist Angeline Simon’s childhood, the specificity of her familial traditions, and, more broadly, the significance of food and shared meals within Chinese-Malaysian culture. eskerfoundation.com Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Nickelback Until February, 2024 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission This exhibition features numerous instruments, personal items, concert footage and behind-the-scenes photos. The gallery includes a large video wall outfitted with a full stage display with many of Nickelback’s outfits and customized instruments. studiobell.ca Human Sprawl Until March 31, 2024 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. W, Millarville) By donation Michelle Atkinson explores humanity’s tendency to live in excess, with personal consumption impacting biodiversity. Born from industrial waste, animal sculptures were created using thick slabs of once broken office window glass destined for the landfill. leightoncentre.org 11,104 Days: From Artists to Zenith Ongoing Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free to explore In honour of its 30th anniversary, 11,104 Days: From Artists to Zenith displays each of Newzones’ represented artists, including spectacular new work created by gallery artists in celebration of this milestone. newzones.com Music & Wellness Ongoing Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission National Music Centre’s permanent Music & Wellness exhibition taps into the power of music on mental and physical health through a series of powerful video interviews that create an immersive sense of personal conversation. studiobell.ca Have a visual arts event that’s not listed? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.