June 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!
June 5, 2019 | 7:00pm | Free with Ticket | Studio72
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?
June 6, 2019 | 6:30–9:30pm | $90.00 | Studio YEG Art
What is it? Get wild at Studio YEG Art with some unique animal portraits. They’ll walk you through painting techniques that will yield some incredible results!
Why is it awesome? Hangout and make cool art with friends! These paintings will add a nice pop of colour to any wall in your house!
June 12, 19, 26, 2019 | 6:00–9:00pm | $170 | Sky Studio
What is it? Over two weeks and three classes, attendees will rug hook with a punch needle on a 16 x 20” frame with stretched backing fabric. Once you learn to use the tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet!
Why is it awesome? Make friends or bring some of your own while you’re crafting something that’s sure to become the focal point of your living room!
June 13, 2019 | 6:00pm | $20 | Metro Cinema
What is it? PKN 34 will feature ten presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the format of 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide.
Why is it awesome? A great way to spark creativity is by listening to speakers talk about all kinds of fun topics!
June 14, 2019 | 8:30am | Free! | TBD
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.
June 15, 2019 | 10:00am–6:00pm | $4 | Acacia Masonic Hall
What is it? For the first time ever, the Share the Flair Pin & Patch Show is in Edmonton! Come out and support the amazing Canadian artistic talent that’s out there. PLUS!… The first 100 people in line get a free swag bag.
Why is it awesome? Enamel pins and patches are a way to add flair to any jacket, collar, scarf, blouse, bag or coveralls! A tiny piece of wearable art illustrated and designed by amazing makers.
June 20–July 2, 2019 | Various Times | Free! | Capital Plaza on the Legislature Grounds
What is it? The Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art and design!
Why is it awesome? You’ll get to experience art and design from across all different mediums, from artists both local and abroad.
June 22–23, 2019 | 10:00am–5:00pm | $198 | SNAP Gallery
What is it? In this weekend workshop, you’ll explore the language of screen as a component in creating images. Each participant will refresh their screen printing skills as well as learn ways to experiment with new approaches! *Participants must have previous experience in screen printing.
Why is it awesome? Screen printing is a great, tactile way to bring your ideas to life in the real world. It’ll be an awesome time to collaborate and explore your creativity!
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.