Holiday Edition of the Calgary Artist's Market!

December 19th and 20th
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 7 Street SW

Free admission
Cash Only

Box Social is pleased to bring you the Holiday Edition of the
Calgary Artist's Market!

This time around we have moved the event to
the beautiful Arrata Opera Centre that is house in a
beautiful church just off of 17th Avenue in Calgary's Beltline area.

If you would like to participate as an artist/vendor
please contact us at:


A huge thanks to all of those who participated, attended, cheered on the return of the Calgary Artist's Market! For all intent and purposes it was a successful revival that was noted by all of our viewing audience.

For those of you who couldn't make it, these were the artists you missed!

Deborah McCance
Amber Hebert
Laura Sharp
Christine Norman
Joanna Brown
Jodi Sales
Nicole Rehill
Rivet Kitchen
Tara Griffiths
Donna Rapp
Amy Victoria Wakefield
Joey Stewart Kingwall
Aura Carney

For those of you who would like to attend the next Calgary Artist's Market, the next dates fall on December 19 and 20th...Only this time, the event will be held at the Arrata Opera Center in Calgary's Beltline area. Hope to see you all there!


Calgary Artist's Market Application Form!

Calgary Artist's Market
Box Social Application Form

Form Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Notification Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Due to an overwhelming amount of artist interest, we at Box Social have put together an Application Form for those who would like to sell their work and wares at the upcoming Calgary Artist's Market. As there are a limited number of tables available to us, we feel that the form will help us jury for the handmade quality, craftsmanship and reliability of product/objects that Box Social itself strives to represent.The table fee will remain unchanged from the previous market fee of $100 which is payable upon artist notification in late August.

Please note that this jury process will be repeated for each Calgary Artist's Market event and does not guarantee ongoing participation..better to be fair and square.

Fall Market Date:

September 19, 2009
Carpenter's Union Hall in Kensington
10:00am - 4:30pm
More information can be found at the
Calgary's Artist Market' Blog Page as the date draws nearer!
Please do Email us for an Application Form and return it to us by email by the date mentioned above !


The Artist's Market Returns!

Art Markets may come and go but there are some that are sorely missed...

Box Social, a small but spunky, Calgary based web store, would like to revive the most successful Made in Canada - Artist's Market. Once organized and run by Kari Woo, we are assuming her duties so that Calgary's local art scene may continue to thrive.

For more details about the market, please check back at this blog. For more details about us, check out or website: Boxsocial.ca

Whether you would like to participate as an artist or continue your support as a consumer we would also like you to share your thoughts! We have put together a little survey that we'd love for you to take the time to fill out over your next coffee date with your computer..

Of course, you may direct any questions to Mariko or Catherine

Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you!

Box Social



We get inquiries often from artists looking for new opportunities to show and sell their work even though the market hasn't been operating for over a year now!!! Here is the latest news on the local wire - it's about an online opp to get your work out there...

"Coming soon to artists in Western Canada!

Based in Calgary with eyes on the rest of the world, Box Social is a webstore currently being developed to represent the artistic talents and handmade wares of Western Canada (BC to Manitoba).

We are expecting to launch in mid-late February 2009 but are accepting submissions as we speak.

Please contact Mariko at boxsocial.mariko@gmail.com
or Catherine at boxsocial.catherine@gmail.com for all the Nitty Gritty Details."


Moving On ...

Thanks to all of you for your support and enthusiasm for Calgary's growing artistic community! By supporting local crafters & artists you are investing in the cultural diversity and sustainability of this community. Long live art and the handmade!

The Calgary Artist's Market was a short-lived success of an event, but unfortunately I have not been able to continue with the endeavor of planning and organizing this event due to other professional obligations. However, there are other venues in the region that may be able to offer you what you are looking for whether you are a crafter, artist or an arts & crafts advocate. If you know of any others not listed below, please let me know and I will post them!

Check out:

Portobello West Calgary
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair, Edmonton
Calyx Distinctive Arts Show
Stop & Shop, Edmonton


Final Market of 2007!

Please join us once again and experience the works of our local creative culture!

Aura Carney | Narrative Illustration on Clay
Jolene Smith | Functional & Sculptural Forms

Fashion & Accessories
Alexandra Hunt | Fashion Forward Art Jewellery
Amber Leigh | Contemporary Clothing
Dana Martin | Warm Fuzzy Scarves
Denly Smyth |Buttons, Bags & Hipster Garments
Kristi Woo | Urban Accessories for the Pedestrian
Natalie Gerber | Handbags for a Sustainable Economy

Interior Objects
Paige Smith | Vintage Jewellery Holders
Peter Freeman | Sculptural Lights

Painting & Print
Forestry Service | Print Phenomenon
Lucie Bause | Unexpected Interpretations

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