2017 Boutique Christmas Sale
Triwood Community Hall
2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta
The Hand Made Here Artist Collective has a dedicated following of Calgarians who come every year to our annual sale. The 13th annual art sale takes place the third weekend of November every year in Calgary’s Triwood Community Hall.
For those who are looking for distinctive gifts for Christmas, the sale offers a wide range of handmade art including painting, printmaking, hand-crafted jewellery, fibre and textile arts, blown and fused glass, pottery, metal craft, woodcraft, paper arts and millinery arts.
“Calgary has several large tradeshow-type art markets, but our art sale has only 25 artists and an exclusive focus on handmade art. There are no imported items, and nothing is mass produced or mechanically reproduced,” Nuckles says.
The Annual Hand Made Here Boutique Christmas Sale provides Calgarians with a unique shopping experience but also the face-to-face experience of meeting the artists and finding out more about how the pieces were made. The sale is free to attend, and it’s recommend that people come early to get the best selection.
When Jill Nuckles, a graduate of the Alberta College of Art + Design, hosted the first sale in her home with six other artists, she had no idea where this gathering of talented creators would go. The response was overwhelming: new artists asked to join and the public attendance grew significantly every year. The group moved to the Triwood Community Centre after the sale outgrew Jill’s home location.
Customers report loving the Hand Made Here! sale’s intimate, personal and “homey” charm. Attendees are encouraged to browse at their leisure and take time to relax in a seating area with a complimentary beverage and homemade cookie. Free parking and admission complete the experience.
If you are a local artist interested in participating in our show, we seldom have openings but you are welcome to reach out to us by contacting us through our facebook page at: facebook.com/HandmadeHere.