2023 Boutique Christmas Sale… Is BACK!!!!
Our Members: This year, 2023, the Handmade Here Artist Collective is comprised of 25 established and emerging artists from Calgary and surrounding areas. We are passionate about all things handmade, and collaborate to present an annual “boutique style” Christmas Sale at the Triwood Community Centre (typically the third weekend in November).
Our diverse Handmade Here family includes a range of visual artists, from painters to potters! Other disciplines include: glass artists , jewellery makers + metal smiths, fibre + textile artists , a wood turner, and sculptors
and so much more!
Each artist offers something unique! Visit our show, meet the artists, and learn more about what we do!
Location and Timing: Each year, our sale is held the third weekend of November at the Triwood Community Hall.
Founder: Jill Nuckles, BFA with Distinction (Sculpture), Alberta College of Art + Design. Jill currently serves on the Alberta Craft Council’s Calgary Team.
Handmade Here Highlights:
2006: Our first sale was hosted in Jill’s home; featuring work by Jill and six other artists. Public response was overwhelming, and other artists asked how they could get involved.
2007-2010: Membership slowly expanded, and our annual Christmas sales developed an enthusiastic and loyal following.
2011: Having completely outgrown Jill’s home, we moved our Christmas sale to the Triwood Community Hall, which has remained our home away from home.
2012-present: Annual (and occasionally biannual) sales have continued at the Triwood Community Hall.
“Calgary has several large tradeshow-type art markets, but we’ve worked hard to maintain the personal charm of our original home sales. We limit our show to only 25 artists, to maintain an intimate experience for both participating artists and visitors to our sale. Attendees are encouraged to browse at their leisure, to talk with our artists, and to take time to relax in a seating area with a complimentary beverage and homemade cookie. Free parking and admission complete the experience.” (Nuckles)
Our Collective Focus: Original Handmade Art (no imported crafts, mechanically reproduced posters or Giclée prints)