Banff Christmas Market
100 Sundance Road - Warner Stables, Banff
November - December 2023
This market has quickly become a favorite Christmas shopping experience. The stables are definitely decked for the season:
“The Banff Christmas Market is inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. It captures all of the tradition, heritage, and romance of these European Markets while showcasing the best artisanal products of the Bow Valley and its surrounding regions. Boasting unique products, family-friendly entertainment, and a festive menu of cocktails, pretzels, mulled wine, and sweets, The Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening.”
Banff Mountain Film Fest
The Kinnear Centre at The Banff Centre
A tradition of the Mountain Film Fest since it’s inception, you can shop for new skis or a new painting, an adventure book, a keepsake, a drawing or photograph of your favorite mountain… all in the robust energy of the film fest atmosphere.
Canmore Christmas Artisan's Market
Canmore Recreation Centre
1900 8 Ave, Canmore
A tradition since 1996, this market is full of amazing makers and always has something for everyone.
Flip the Script - Reimagining
Opened July 2023
Ran until November 2023
Fort Calgary past and present through various artistic eyes and styles.
In partnership with ART SPOT, this monumental group exhibition of artistic talent contributed to the positive change of this historic site. From the unique lens of a local artist, the narrative of Fort Calgary was be broadened into a world of inclusivity through creativity.
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Stratford Art in Park
May – October 2023
Along the banks of the Avon River between the Festival Theatre and the Tom Patterson Theatre.
Stratford Artists Takeover
Matilda Swanson Gallery
June - July 2023
This fabulous gallery is on Downie Street in Stratford, steps away from the Avon Theatre. Recently moved and renovated, it is an Art AND Wine Bar (they must know artists!). You can sip and shop!
Bayfield - Set Sail
Public Art display
Bayfield, Ontario – on the shores of Lake Huron
On display until fall 2023
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts created a wonderful opportunity for artists and for the public. 6 metal boats, forged by blacksmith Jim Wallace, have been placed around the town. Each boat with it’s own creative sail commemorating Bayfield history or nature.
My boat was listed as #5, found at the end of Howard Street at the top of the wooden stairs.
Artist info, the history of Bayfield, and the map of all the boat locations could be downloaded with interactive QR codes at each location. Maps were posted all around town.
For more information on this project checkout the Bayfield Centre for the Arts