May Events for Creatives & Designers in Edmonton
We’re 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. We’ve created a short and sweet list of events happening this month that we wanted to share with you. Be sure to mark your calendar and save the date!
Map 1, 2019 | 7:00pm | Free with Ticket | Berlin Communications
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?
May 1, 2019 | 6:30pm | Free! | Fern’s School of Craft
What is it? The second anniversary of Fern’s School of Craft will bring together fellow creatives from around the city to celebrate two years of textile awesomeness.
Why is it awesome? It’s a chance to meet instructors, shop kits and supplies and enjoy the view of Edmonton from their rooftop patio! It doesn’t end here, though. Fern’s School of Craft has a ton of events happening throughout the month, so be sure to check them out!
May 2, 2019 | 5:00pm | $25–$60 | Royal Alberta Museum
What is it? The Cannes Lions Screening is an opportunity to enjoy a screening of the best of TV and digital video advertising of the year from around the world.
Why is it awesome? You not only get to network, you also get to watch the funniest, saddest, scariest commercials from around the world. It’s so much fun!
May 7, 2019 | 5:30pm | Free! | Lift Interactive
What is it? The 2019 portfolio review is a great time for students to get some feedback on their work before being released into the wild as a designer.
Why is it awesome? It’s an awesome opportunity to network and receive critique from people who really know their stuff.
May 10–12, 2019 | 5–9pm Fri, 10am–5pm Sat, 10am–4pm Sun | $3 Admission | Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
What is it? Our favourite craft show of the year is just around the corner! This three day event is packed full of everything from beauty supplies to prints, all made by our favourite YEG artists and crafters.
Why is it awesome? It’s an awesome opportunity to get out and support local makers!
May 17, 2019 | 8:30am | Free! | Ortona Armoury
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, delicious coffee, networking, creatives, inspiration… The list goes on. Hands-down one of the best events to attend as a designer.
May 18, 2019 | 2:00pm | Free! | SNAP Gallery
What is it? This instalment of Artist’s Talks will be a conversation between SNAP founders Marc Siegner and Robin Smith Peck, with Siegner’s Layering Light on view in the Main Gallery.
Why is it awesome? Gain some insight from the minds behind Edmonton’s favourite print-making collective!
May 29, 2019 | 6:00pm | Free! | Work Nicer
What is it? This meetup will focus on the importance of open and honest communication when dealing with our clients. Talk about #relationshipgoals.
Why is it awesome? Everyone has clients—let’s chat about them!
May 31–June 2, 2019 | 6–9pm Fri, 10am–4pm Sat & Sun | $238 | SNAP Gallery
What is it? In this weekend workshop, attendees will learn the basics of taking a digital file all the way through to the end of the screen printing process.
Why is it awesome? It’s a great chance to hangout and learn to bring wild ideas to life from a super talented designer!
That’s all for now! Hopefully we’ll see you at a few of these events. If we missed one, or if you have any upcoming events in the summer 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.