Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser

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The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse is happy to announce its annual fundraiser:

The Ultimate Garage Sale

Donate: When cleaning out your closets this spring, set aside your items and drop them off between May 9 to May 12 at the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 – 118 Ave). Items must be in working/good used condition. 

The Sale: On Saturday, May 13 (from 8am - 4pm) come bargain hunt through treasures, wheel & deal, and make us an offer! Everything must go!

All proceeds from sales support Arts on the Ave. (Arts on the Ave is a registered Canadian Charity).

If you have questions about items to donate or about the sale, please call us at (780) 471-1580. 

A Big Heartfelt Thank You

Carrot by Moonlight 2017 was a huge success!

Every seat was filled in the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse on this special Valentine's Day event.

It was made possible with the help of our Wine Educator Samantha Wall from NAIT, and our sponsors: Northlands, Sherbrooke Liquor, and Blindman Breweries.

A big thank you to all who participated. 

Chilli and Caroling on the Ave

Only 2 more sleeps until Chilli and Caroling on the Ave! 

Veteran caroler or newcomer, don't miss out! Invite your friends and family out to continue (or start) this happy tradition.

Join us at 6:00 pm for chilli at the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse and then 7:00 pm for caroling!


Events timeline for Friday, December 16:

6:00 pm Chilli at The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
7:00 pm Caroling on the Ave
8:30 pm Yule Ave Christmas Variety show


The Best way to share Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. - Papa Elf

Call for Artists: Black History Month

Arts on the Ave presents….

Black History Month at The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse

We love to celebrate our country’s wonderful cultural mosaic.

If you are of African, Latin American or Caribbean heritage, or from the islands, we welcome you to apply to help us celebrate Black History Month. We are looking for visual art, music and spoken word / poets.

Visual Art: Artists of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to submit artwork for a juried show featured in The Carrot Gallery for the month of February 2017. We are seeking artworks addressing African, Latin American and Caribbean history and culture through a range of topics and perspectives, including but not limited to; identity, community, experience, solidarity and diversity.

To apply, please email the following information to volunteer@thecarrot.ca:

  • A short bio
  • A brief artist statement
  • Up to 5 jpgs or a link to the artwork online

Deadline to submit for consideration: December 30, 2016

Music: Arts on the Ave is looking for musicians/groups of African, Latin American and Caribbean heritage to perform at The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse throughout the month of February 2017.

To apply, please email the following information to music@thecarrot.ca:

  • A short bio, including the number of musicians in your group and instrumentation
  • 2-3 audio files or links to videos of performances

Deadline to submit for consideration: December 30, 2016

Poets & Spoken Word Artists: Arts on the Ave is looking for African-Canadian poets and spoken word artists to help commemorate and celebrate Black History Month on Tuesday evenings throughout February 2017.

To be considered, please email the following information to volunteer@thecarrot.ca:

  • A short bio
  • 1-3 video and/or audio files or links of you performing your work
  • Please note, we are not asking for text of your poems or links to your books.

Deadline to submit for consideration: December 30, 2016

Winter Patio Party Success!

Thank you for joining us!

Our Winter Patio party was a great success. 

Saturday, patrons were sitting while reading the paper and visiting under the patio heat lamps, enjoying our gorgeous prairie sun.  

Our mulled beverage workshop was well attended and the season will taste even better with a mulled beverage in hand on the many snowy evenings to come. 

Thank you to all that participated.

Here's to a crisp, bright winter ahead!!

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
— Edith Sitwell

Annual Carrot Christmas Arts Bazaar Pop-up Boutique Sale THIS WEEKEND!

Shop local and get your loved ones unique gifts.

THIS WEEKEND: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The elves and the artisans have been toiling away in their workshops to create wonderful Christmas gifts and toys for all this season.  Don't be a Cotton Headed Ninimuggins - shop local! 

Shop The Carrot this Friday Dec 9 (from 7-9pm) and Saturday Dec 10 (from 10am - 4pm) at our Boutique Pop-Up Market!

Vendors: 

  • Jason Lee Books 
  • Sharon Nolan One of a kind repurposed handbags and scarves
  • Breanne Byrne Handblown glass and essential oils
  • Luba Bilash Jewellery, hats & visual arts
  • Lynette Bondarchuk Handmade/upcyled jewellery, suncatchers
  • Anna Owusu Home Cards and Clothes
  • Anne Force Hammered ware, gemstone jewelry & needle feted sculptors
  • Moon Kyung Kim Hand painted X’mas cards, ornaments, handmade and painted pottery, hand painted ceramics
  • Heather Ritz Crocheted Cacti 
  • Kayi Chung Jewelry
  • The Carrot Spices, hand knit touques and cowls, soaps, art, pottery and more! 
     

What a Spook-tacular night!

Thank you sponsors and patrons!

We had a great time at the Carrot's annual Headless Halloween party last night. A heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors!  

A spook-tacular time was had by all. Party goers enjoyed treats & tricks, hotdog and marshmallow roasts, giant Jenga, music and prizes for best costume. 

Can't wait to see everyone out again next year! Happy and safe Halloween to all on Monday! 

 

Kaleido needs our help!

Hi Friends! We need your help.

This year, Kaleido Family Arts Festival has a funding shortfall of $40,000! We've set up an Indiegogo campaign to tell you what we need and how you can help! Please share widely with your friends, families, followers. Take me there to donate now!

Thanks and see you at Kaleido (September 9–11, 2016).