The Glenbow Museum is home to so many amazing pieces of Alberta art. Now, the collection is growing a little bigger with a unique collaboration between Etsy and the Glenbow. A call-out for artists earlier in the summer resulted in a collaboration with Etsy shop artists to create new pieces specifically for the Glenbow Museum . The artists were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Glenbow archives to find inspiration in the designs, paintings and artifacts hiding in the museums vast repertoire of art. The artists were encouraged to challenge themselves artistically to present proposed designs before a jury committee. The end result is 14 local artists will see their Glenbow-inspired designs and wares on sale in the museum gift shop this holiday season.
I really appreciate that the Glenbow is offering local artists the opportunity to have their work featured in their gift shop. Prestigious arts opportunities like this do not happen every day and it’s great to see the established museum try out new things and create such fun projects. All items are on display at the Glenbow gift shop right now – check them out the next time you are down on Stephen Avenue.