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- $5 for two three-day festival passes (a $10 value)
- $10 for four three-day festival passes (a $20 value)
Market Collective, a festival that celebrates local arts and live music, will take place at the Mewata Armoury on July 19, 20, and 21. Doors will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Market Collective was founded in 2008 as a small market to help local artists by inviting them to share and sell their work in the community, and has expanded over time. According to the Calgary Journal, each artist is selected based on the quality of their work and their proximity to Calgary. After all, the mission of the project is to support local arts and culture and to encourage positive growth in the community, which festival attendees can do by browsing the festival’s expansive selection of clothing, jewelry, toys, and other handmade items.
The music aspect of the festival grew out of years of house shows hosted by the festival's founders. These events led to local musicians playing at the festival. These musicians can be heard throughout the day, filling the spacious Chinese Cultural Centre with tunes that draw on everything from bluegrass to electronica.