The Art of Shopping Local – AAC Works

Lethbridge has always had a vibrant art scene and now that magic is captured in AAC Works, a retail boutique that specializes in one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted fine art and fine craft created in southern Alberta for Lethbridgians and visitors alike. Handmade goods and art from AAC Works elevate the everyday by creating memorable sensory experiences for yourself or loved ones.

Touch

Holding a ceramic mug that fits perfectly in your hands, an upcycled fuzzy mitten that keeps you warm, the soft skein of locally spun wool, the glide of a hand turned wood pen as you write a note in a handmade card.

Sight

Kaleidoscopes burst with colours and imagination, read from the works of local authors, see carved birds so life like they will make you look twice, experience a burst of colour from an abstract painting or the calming prairie colours of a local landscape.

Smell

Lavender, mint, citrus and prairie sage milled into fine soaps and lotions from Hillcrest Naturals that calm, soothe and inspire.

Taste

Try a cup of AAC Works Coffee with undertones of cashew and rich dark chocolate roasted by Cuppers during our Saturday demonstrations. Take a bag of caffeinated magic home with you. Each purchase supports arts programming in your community.

Connect

Meet local artists, learn about their work and the art community by joining us for artist demos every Saturday leading up to Christmas. Give more than a gift this season but a piece of art or craft with a story to relate for generations.

Only in Lethbridge, AAC Works is a retail boutique devoted to local, handmade, fine art and fine craft. Visit this holiday season for that one-of-a-kind special gift or stocking stuffer. Currently, showcasing pottery, paintings, original prints, greeting cards, woodworking, fibre art, soaps and local authors. AAC Works represents 35 local artists and the roster is always growing.

This new retail space is operated by the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge (AAC). The AAC has been advancing and enhancing the arts in Lethbridge for over 60 years. AAC Works is nestled downtown in 7 Street’s cluster of engaging retail shops. As of November 16, AAC Works will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with local artists demonstrating their craft! To see more of what’s going on with AAC Works and the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, find them on Facebook, Instagram or visit their web page at artslethbridge.org.

Here is a list of local artists being featured over the next few Saturdays.

November 23, 2019

Aaron Hagan
Two dimensional bright, bold acrylic painter

November 30, 2019

Diana Zasadny
Abstract landscape and nature painter

December 7, 2019

Tonya Spears
Funky polymer clay jeweller and painter

December 14, 2019

Katie Marie Bruce
Master printmaker, exploring feelings, empathy and sincerity in all mediums.

December 21, 2019

Karina Mak
Watercolour and Chinese brush painting


Tel: (403) 320-0555

Fax: (403) 320-2450

Email: info@artslethbridge.org

Website: www.artslethbridge.org