The Under $100 Art Market is asking artists interested in selling their art to fill out and submit the online form. Photo courtesy Maureen MacKenzie.

The Under $100 Art Market is asking artists interested in selling their art to fill out and submit the online form. Photo courtesy Maureen MacKenzie.

Lacombe’s Under $100 Art Market returns for the second year

The market will be held during this year’s Light Up the Night festival

The Under $100 Art Market is organized by the city’s Art Endowment Fund and aims to raise awareness for Lacombe’s local artists. This will be the second year people can shop handmade artisan goods during the annual Light Up the Night Festival.

The market was held last year for the first time after organizers realized there wasn’t an affordable local art market being held anywhere nearby.

The event sees local artists sell their handcrafted goods over the course of two days at what is essentially an indoor pop-up store. There are no real booths so customers can peruse the art like they would at any local store.

Each piece will be sold for under $100, which makes supporting local artists easier and more affordable for some.

Maureen MacKenzie, executive arts and culture assistant for the City of Lacombe, said the event will look a bit different this year because of COVID-19.

Hand sanitizer, masks and gloves will be provided and they will be following all health protocols recommended by the province. Mask use is also recommended but not mandatory.

A 20 per cent commission from each sale will go towards the city’s Art Endowment Fund. This will help to build the newly created Bob Creurer Memorial Student Award.

“We knew we wanted to do something to commemorate Bob and all his contributions and felt that the best way would be to create a student art award in his name,” said MacKenzie.

The award will be given out in April at the art show and sale with first place winning $250 and the honourable mention receiving $100. The money can be used towards things like art supplies, courses or other art-related purchases.

The Art Endowment Fund is asking for people to submit their works of art to the market before Nov. 6. The art does not need to be created for the market and can include unsold pieces from previous markets.

“A lot of artists have artwork that they haven’t sold yet or people might be downsizing who have original artwork in excellent shape,” said MacKenzie.

Artists can use the online form to register the items they plan on selling along with a $15 registration fee. Craft items like knitting/sewing projects, soaps and food items will not be accepted this year.

Last year the market had 30 vendors and according to MacKenzie was a bit hit with the community.

The market will be held during the Light Up the Night Festival on Nov. 26 and 27 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre’s County room. The market will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Red Deer has nearly doubled its active COVID-19 case count since Feb. 10 and has 75.6 per cent of the Central zone’s active cases. (File photo)
Another new high: Red Deer hits 574 active COVID-19 cases

Province reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 430 new cases

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 11 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
Red Deer active COVID-19 cases drop slightly

Province reports 267 additional COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

RCMP photo
Lacombe man caught stealing scrap metal in Bonnyville

A male from Edmonton was also arrested

A past production by Cow Patty Theatre. (File Photo)
Lacombe dinner theatre company looking to future with new shows

Cow Patty Theatre is planning its 2021-22 season to being in November

On Monday, Feb. 22, Island Health listed Glacier View Secondary on 241 Beacher Drive in Courtenay as having a COVID-19 exposure Feb. 17 and 18. Black Press file photo
Red Deer sets new COVID-19 case record

There are now 565 active cases in Red Deer

Bookings for COVID-19 vaccines for people age 75 or older start Wednesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Updated: Delays for seniors booking for vaccine appointments

By 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, 4,500 seniors had booked their appointments

Students and staff at Gateway Christian School wore pink Wednesday in support of Pink Shirt Day, a worldwide anti-bullying initiative that was started in 2007. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Public Schools)
Students, central Alberta community celebrate Pink Shirt Day

Mayor of Sylvan Lake Sean McIntyre supports anti-bullying cause

Minister Rick Wilson poses with Katie at the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, both wearing her Pink Shirt Day design. Facebook/ Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin.
Wetaskiwin Boys and Girls club Pink Shirt day design focuses on kindness

Katie with the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin created this year’s Pink Shirt Day design.

Black Press File Photo
Valentine’s Day shooting in Maskwacis leaves one male in hospital, one male in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Anne Kirker is expected to sentence Satnam Singh Sandhu on Friday. Red Deer Advocate file photo
Updated: Sylvan Lake man pleads guilty to manslaughter for strangling wife in 2019

Kulvinder Sandhu was strangled and died in hospital several days later

Sentencing delayed in the stabbing death of Samantha Sharpe, of Sunchild First Nation. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Central Alberta man not criminally responsible for killing his father in 2020: judge

Psychiatrist testified Nicholas Johnson was psychotic when he killed his father

The cover of “Hometown Asylum: A History and Memoir of Institutional Care.” (Submitted)
Ponoka-born author writes history of old mental hospital

“Hometown Asylum: A History and Memoir of Institutional Care” covers 1911 to 1971

Jacqueline Buffalo. (Photo submitted)
TikTok connects Indigenous women during pandemic

Maskwacis influencers share their stories

Most Read