April Events for Creatives & Designers in Edmonton
I’m constantly looking for events for the creative and design community in Edmonton. Networking and getting involved in the community are essential to staying connected and sane, especially when you work from home. I’ve created a short and sweet list of events happening this month that I wanted to share with you. Be sure to mark your calendar and save the date!
April 3, 2019 | 7:00pm | Free with Tickets | Curio Studio
What is it? Ladies, Wine & Design Edmonton is a monthly meetup meant to empower and bring creative ladies together through conversation, mentorship and championing each others' work.
Why is it awesome? It’s an initiative I started with my colleague and we’re super excited to start bringing Edmonton designers together! Plus: wine, snacks, design… What’s not to love?
April 2–13, 2019 | Gallery Hours | Free! | FAB Gallery at the University of Alberta
What is it? The annual University of Alberta Bachelor of Design Grad Show provides an important opportunity for graduates to showcase their work in a space that will be seen by both industry and the public. This event supports BDes graduates as they transition from student to professional work.
Why is it awesome? It’s a chance to check out the awesome work of newly-minted designers!
April 6, 2019 | 7:00pm | $30 | SNAP Printshop
What is it? Hosted by the Society of North Alberta Print-Artists, adults age 18+ will enjoy an evening of Pop Art-inspired printmaking! All skill levels are welcome - no previous printmaking experience required to have to a good time!
Why is it awesome? Why not get nitty gritty with a traditional printmaking technique?
April 11, 2019 | 5:30pm | Free! | nForm User Experience Consulting
What is it? UX Designers meet to chat design and what it takes to level up the design practice within your organization. This meetup will focus on presentation skills!
Why is it awesome? UX Design. Need I say more?
April 19, 2019 | 5:30pm | Tickets vary based on membership/student status | Edmonton Convention Centre
What is it? The ACE Awards are held annually to bring much-deserved recognition to the outstanding work of our local professionals as well as the fearless clients and reliable partners who bring it to life. This year the Advertising Club of Edmonton celebrates 40 years of AI (Advertising Intelligence)!
Why is it awesome? It’s an evening to celebrate and recognize the hard work of Edmonton’s wonderful advertising community!
April 19, 2019 | 8:30am | Free! | Work Nicer
What is it? Creative Mornings is a world-wide breakfast lecture series for the creative community. The free monthly events feature a short talk and breakfast!
Why is it awesome? Tasty breakfast, tasty coffee, networking, creatives, inspiration. The list goes on. Hands-down one of the best events to attend as a designer.
2019 portfolio show - MacEWAN design studies
April 25–May 4, 2019 | Opening Reception April 25 at 6:30pm | Free! | Mitchell Art Gallery
What is it? This annual portfolio show introduces this year’s graduating class to the Edmonton design community.
Why is it awesome? Just like the U of A grad show, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate and check out the amazing work of up-and-coming designers coming out of Macewan University!
April 28, 2019 | 10:30am | $140 | Fern’s School of Craft (Fern’s Sky Office)
What is it? Woven wall hangings are taking over walls everywhere! This workshop will introduce you to the wonderful word of weaving. All materials are provided for the duration of the class. The workshop will end with a discussion about finishing and hanging your piece.
Why is it awesome? Tapestry weaving is a great way to express creativity, allowing you to create shapes and add texture in free form exactly to your liking!
That’s all for now! Hopefully I’ll see you at a few of these events. If I missed one, or if you have any upcoming events in March/April that you’d like to share, feel free to connect. Another way to stay in the loop is by joining our YEG Designers Slack Group.
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*Images and artwork are from the respective organizations/events.