The Arts in Calgary this week

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In support of her 15th studio album, Descendant, Jann Arden has announced 14 additional Canadian tour dates. With 18 tour dates already on sale, this will be Arden’s most extensive tour in over eight years. The tour will kick off at Avenir Centre in Moncton, N.B., on May 16 and will end at Westman Auditorium in Brandon, Man., making stops at Montreal’s MTELUS and two nights at Toronto’s newly renovated Massey Hall along the way. She will come home to Calgary on June 10 at the Grey Eagle Casino and will play in Red Deer on June 29. Tickets are on sale at Released in January, Arden’s Descendant is a 15-song collection representing the last 18 months of Arden’s life and headspace. On the record, Arden says, “We all come from a long line of incredibly strong people. Women, in particular, my ancestors, I am in debt to. I don’t know how they survived being pioneers, constantly forging onward through impossible situations. It’s all very heartbreaking. These songs are about who I am and what I’m made of. A new beginning to an old story.”

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To celebrate Earth Day, Art at the Landing is opening a new exhibit, Our Alberta Wilderness, on April 22 and running until May 22.

Art at the Landing is an artist-run gallery at Glenmore Landing, featuring the work of four local artists: Brenda Banda Johnson, Holly Burghardt, Gerardo Carsolio and Terri Heinrichs. Ten per cent of proceeds from the sale of 20 designated pieces (five by each artist) will go to the Alberta Wilderness Association.

Art at the Landing is in Glenmore Landing strip mall on 14th Street at 90th Ave. S.W.


Starting this weekend, AUArts Students’ Association is holding its annual Handmade Art Market Show + Sale. For the third time in its 30-year history, the market will take place online at

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View, and purchase, hundreds of pieces of artwork from designers, craftspeople and artists at Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association between April 23-29, 2022. 

Patrons can buy art representing a range of disciplines including painting, drawing, glass, jewelry and metals, fibre, printmaking, sculpture, media arts, photography, ceramics and design. All items are handmade by AUArts students, and all sales proceeds go directly to the student artists and the Students’ Association.

The virtual market will open at on April 23 at 11 a.m. and close just before midnight on April 29. Curbside pickup at the Alberta University of the Arts takes place from May 5 to 7. All pieces purchased must be picked up, as there is no shipping service available.

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