This weekend is the twice-annual Calyx art show and sale, so I wanted to include a brief blurb about the show and encourage others in Calgary to attend!
I got there on Saturday after noon, and took a quick photo of how crowded it already was (faces blurred for privacy). Of course I entered the door prize draw, and then looked around… There are a number of different areas, and a number of different art styles represented. There are easy gift items like small paintings, sculptures, glass art, pottery, and jewelry. (The jewelry included hand-made glass beads, leatherwork, beaded items, miniature paintings in little pendant frames, and other items.) There are also really lovely treasure-worthy items like gorgeous alabaster vessels, encaustic paintings (which I’m always drawn to!) oils, pastels, charcoal, watercolour, and mixed medium paintings as well. Prices vary, though I was able to find two pieces to purchase… (more about that in another post…) and it’s nice to have the chance to chat with the artists directly!
If you don’t already have plans for today (Sunday, October 20th), the show is at Crescent Heights Community Centre – 1101 – 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB, and doors are open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Even if you did have the chance to go on Saturday – there are different artists both days, so maybe head down again!
If you miss this weekend (or just want to mark your calendars for upcoming shows) the next shows will be:
- April 26 and 27, 2014
- October 18 and 19, 2014