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Feature Gallery - Edmonton
Discovery Gallery - Edmonton
Calgary Gallery - Calgary
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Feature Gallery
The ACC operates the only public galleries in the province dedicated to exhibiting craft arts and is Edmonton’s second largest public gallery. The Feature Gallery hosts 3+ exhibitions per year.
10186 - 106 Street
Free Parking & Admission

Discovery Gallery
The Discovery Gallery is dedicated to showing new work by established and emerging fine craft artists as well as small group exhibitions.  The Discovery Gallery is located on the main level of the ACC and features 7+ exhibitions per year.
10186 - 106 Street
Free Parking & Admission

Calgary Gallery
The Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary is located in the cSPACE King Edward.  The Gallery showcases both Feature and Discovery Gallery exhibitions and is on an 8-week rotation. 
1721 - 29 Avenue SW
Street Parking & Free Admission



 Edmonton Discovery Gallery

Current Exhibitions


January 19 - March 2, 2019
Artist Talk & Reception: Jan 26, 2-4pm

An exhibition featuring work by the recipients of the 2018 Alberta Craft Awards, highlighting their achievements and contributions to Alberta’s Fine Craft Culture. Linda Chow, Dawn Candy, Allison Tunis, and Dr. Jennifer Salahub. 




Upcoming Exhibitions


March 9 - April 20, 2019
Reception: March 9, 2-4pm

A couplet exhibition of contemporary blown glass lighting designs by Carissa Baktay (Calgary, AB) and Cathinka Maehlum (Loften, Norway). 




April 27 - June 8
Demonstration & Reception: April 27
Demonstration: 11-3pm
Reception: 2pm

Celebrating 65th Anniversary of the Edmonton Weavers’ Guild. This exhibition will demonstrate how utilitarian ‘everyday useful goods’ are truly works of art.


June 15 - August 3
Reception: June 15, 2-4pm

The exhibition will be curated to feature a cross section of Craft disciplines and is open to submissions from artists whose path to Craft may have began through apprenticeships, mentorships with elders, those who are self taught or who received a formal post secondary Craft education.


August 10 - September 21
Artist talk & Reception: August 10, 2-4pm
World renowned master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain (Calgary, AB) will present a selection of new work and key pieces from his `Cage Series'. Charles’ work is concerned with process, beauty, function and the tensions between nature and structure.


September 28 - November 9

This is a new program to allow members to develop their curatorial skills as part of our ongoing efforts to create professional development opportunities for Craft artists and engaging exhibitions for our audiences. Expand your career in a supportive environment with access to mentorship from professional curators and organizers in the Fine Craft field. Deadline to submit a one-page theme/concept: April 5, 2019. Visit our call for entry here.


November 16 - December 14
Artist Talk & Reception: Nov 16, 2-4pm

Dawn Deterando (Red Deer) uses her ceramics expertise to curate a diverse selection of 30+ butter dishes from all around Alberta. This exhibition will demonstrate the variety of processes and techniques that contemporary ceramics artists ‘churn’ out from their studios.

Previous Exhibitions

2018 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Chronicles of a Contemporary Dirtbag; Acceptable Bodies; Spirals; Revival; The Art of Hide Tanning: Tradition Inspiring the Present and Future; The Surface of Things: Chasing Light; On the Family Farm; Ticket to Ride


2017 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; Stories Brought to Life; Simpler Slower Silver; Ceremony, Threads that Bind, Relocations, Painted With Fire; Perch; Ordinary; We Meet Here: view online


2016 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

A Place For Everything; What Grows in the Ditch; MIX; Get a Handle on It; Inventing Narratives; Exhoes; The Inhabited Landscape; Carrying On; Small Works: Paper & Cloth; Get Lost; Transformation – Hooked Sculptures; Distil; Material Witness: view online


2015 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; The Anatomy Of My Heart; Earth Rhythms; Landed; Thinking In Threes; Small Joys; Coming Up Next; A Second Look; Less Is More: view online


2014 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Hanji; Trophies for the Ranchland; What does your fish tank look like?; Coalescence; Coming Up Next; Waiting for the Man; Fleeting Whispers; Totems of the Masculine; Frontiers; Bubble Invasion; Caffeine; 21-Konstruktions: view online


2013 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Earthly Elements; The Recipients; Urban Wild; Neighbourhood Icons; Making Notes; Coming Up Next; Tails from a Rejuvenated Forest; Static Bloom; The Others; FROM:Correspondence TO: TXT, Fairy-tales, Folktales and Mythcommunications...Part II; Illusions, Revelations, Transformations: view online


2012 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; What’s a Girl to Do; Women; Obsession; Confluence; Coming Up Next; Pure Form; Figments & Fragments; Thank you! Come Again; Delineate: view online


2011 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; Culinary Collection; Flourish; Strength & Stillness; Coming Up Next; Off the Floor; Specimen; Making a Spectacle of Myself; Victorian Inclinations; Saltalk: view online


2010 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; An Affair to Remember; The Geese Came Back; Proximity & Touch; Coming Up Next; Aerial Landscapes; Intangible Cultural Assets: Reflections of Korea; Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool: view online


2009 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients Exhibition; Drawing from Nature; Coming Up Next; Gone Green; Immense Mode; Wallpaper; Saving Paradise: view online


2008 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients Exhibition; The Future is Later; Nimama; Alberta is My Home; Coming Up Next; Remnants of Community; Isabelle's Sheepdog; Florescence; Vetro Grande IV: Paddle My Bottom: view online


2007 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; Snow Series; Neo-Ovo: New Egg Design; Naked Truth; Coming Up Next; To China With Love; Ten Ita (Heavenly Plank); I³ - Influences, Inspirations and Innovations: view online


2006 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Timeless Communicator; Sparks; Going Green; Just for Fun; Cover Ups & Further Revelations; Fairytales, Folklore & Mythcommunications... Part 1; Alberta Close Up & Personal; Two of a Kind; Once Upon a Time: view online


2005 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Body Ornament West; Reflections; Musings on My First Nine Lives; Artstravigant Faces; Waistcoats/Wastecoats; My House Is Your House; Fine Legs, Chest & Hot Seats; Retrospective; Links; Sojourn of Fire; Studio Ceramics in Canada; Fibre Optics; Drawn to the Flame: view online


2004 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Diversion; Rags to Rugs; Image Serves Technique; A Woman’s Place; Handwork Series: to the bone, in the blood, from the heart; Fine Legs, Great Chests & Hot Seats; Healing with Fibre; Stretching It; First Fireaf: view online