Call to Artists: Studio Spring Cleaning Garage Sale

Artists’ Studio Spring Cleaning Garage Sale
Buy Sell or Swap!

Spring is coming! Gather up all those dusty art supplies you’ve been hoarding and bring them down to the first annual Artists’ Studio Spring Cleaning Garage Sale! The first hour will be an opportunity for artists to barter, swap, trade, or sell materials amongst themselves and then the doors are opened to the public. Open to any AAS members. Memberships will be available at the event.

This sale is for art/craft materials only: canvas, paints, paper, pastels, inks, pens, brushes, found objects, fur, old cameras, bones, glue, acrylic mediums, fabric, panels, glass, paper ephemera, scrapbooking material, tools, feathers, books, clay, magazines, leftovers, off-cuts, the kitchen sink, and the contents of your junk drawer! Bring in any sort of materials tools or books can be used for creating art. One artist’s trash really can be another artist’s treasure!

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Library Meeting Room
Set-up 9 am
Artists Only Swap:  9-10am
Garage Sale (Public): 10-1pm
Tear Down and Clean up 1-2pm

Registration: $10 per person, $10 for a table*
*There is a limited number of tables but there will be enough space to allow a few people to bring their own. Chairs will be provided. One table per person. Two or more people can share a table.

Space is limited so sign up early!

For more details or to register please email

Garage Sale

Call for Artists: Gallery 47 Grand Opening Gala

Call for Artists for Gallery Grand Opening

On Friday, May 23rd, the Aurora Arts Society will be holding its official grand opening as operators of The Gallery on 47th Street. The opening will be an evening reception welcoming AAS members and the Yellowknife community at large to visit the Gallery, learn about the AAS, and to view pieces created by member artists.

AAS members are invited to submit up to two ready to hang pieces for show and sale at the Gallery on 47th Grand Opening Gala.

Criteria for submission:

  • Open to any AAS member – Become a member for just $10!
  • There are no restrictions on the medium or subject matter
  • Pieces must be available for sale. A 30% commission will apply
  • Artists must provide information about medium, dimensions,
    and selling price (for labels which we supply).

We anticipate a large turnout for this highly publicized event and encourage you to submit your best work. The AAS is dedicated to represents all that our members have to offer and supporting our members as professional artists.
Pieces need to be complete, dry, and ready to hang by Monday, May 19th.

For more information or to submit a piece, please contact Ainsley no later than May 5th at

GALA Call for Submissions

2014 Artist Demos at the Museum

Artist Demos for the 2014 season are open for participation.
The next Artist demonstrations will take place at the Museum on Saturday, April 19th.
You must be an Aurora Arts Society member to participate, but if you aren’t already don’t worry – it is easy to join! You will be demonstrating your art for the public and are encouraged to bring samples with you. If you can, bring a small activity that the public can participate in or bring samples for them to take home. Because we are paying artist fees and to encourage participation of the public, we discourage sales during the demos however,  you are most welcome to promote your work and your studio while you are there. Coffee and snacks are provided and there is a $150 honorarium for participating.

Time:  11:30 – 4:00pm
Location :  The Museum Café
Upcoming dates are:

  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21

Choice is first come, first serve.

To participate please email
with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • The date you would like to participate
  • The type of art you will demonstrate:
  • Your email address:
  • Your telephone number(s):
  • Your address (so we can mail you a cheque)

If you need to register as an Aurora Arts Society member, you can download a membership form here.