It’s that time of year again!  The hot summer weather has ripened the Taber Corn to perfection which means that it’s time for Taber’s annual Cornfest celebration!!

And it also means it it once again time for Taber Arts to hold our annual Cornfest Fine Art Sale.  This year, we are holding it over TWO days.

As always, we will be located in our Taber Arts and Crafts Studio Building.

Map of location of Taber Arts and Craft Building
Where We Are

It is that red building located in front of the spray park and behind Parkside Manor Seniors Centre.  Our building is just west of the Cornfest grounds so take a walk over and check out the talented member artisans.

See you there!!






Agm poster

Want to be more creative in 2018? Did you know Taber Arts & Crafts has a painting studio, pottery studio and several looms available for members use? 

Want to find out more about us-come to our Annual General Meeting to check out the centre, meet fellow artisans and see what we can offer you! Bring any creative-minded friends along as well! 

 More details about the benefits of membership in this post.  We would love to hear from you regarding what YOU would like as a member of Taber Arts and Crafts – bring your ideas to the meeting!

We are in that red building behind Parkside Sr. Centre just beside the spray and skate parks.

1 pm, Sat, Jan 6, 2018

#art #painting #pottery #weaving #joinus #bemorecreative

Free Mini Art Lessons?

Yes….you heard right.

This Saturday, December 9 AND next Saturday December 16, our PopUP Holiday Art Sale will include mini art lessons.

If you have ever admired the whimsical watercolor florals by Eliza of The Blume Shoppe or touched the waxy encaustics by Donna of Donna Hanson Artworks – this is your chance to see these two artists demonstrate their work.


YOU can have the opportunity to try your hand at these mediums.

Encaustic painting by Donna Hanson Artworks
Encaustic painting by Donna Hanson Artworks

From 11-3, Donna Hanson will be demonstrating the ancient art of painting with beeswax and you will have an opportunity to try your hand at this waxy medium. **






Watercolor Floral by The Blume Shoppe
Live Simply by The Blume Shoppe


From 1-3 Eliza Yawney of The Blume Shoppe  will demonstrate her Watercolor Florals and you can join in the fun by learning to make your own floral  creation.





**NOTE – the photos above are examples of these artists work and not necessarily what will be demonstrated 

So put it on your calendar and drop by Taber Arts & Crafts on either of these two Saturdays, cross some gifts off your list by purchasing some beautiful artwork, pottery or other unique handmade items by our members and take part in these two hands on demonstrations.

We hope to see you there!

Pop Up Holiday Art Sale

Only 41 days till Christmas….YIKES!

To help you find those unique gifts for the hard to buy for person on your list, Taber Arts is having a series of Pop Up Holiday Art Sales!

Holiday Sale postcard

Our creative artisans have been working hard creating works that will be displayed from Friday Nov 17-Saturday Dec 16, 2017. The art centre will be open to the public during Taber’s Midnight Madness on Friday Nov 17 – 6pm-10pm and every Saturday starting on Nov 18 – Dec 16 10 am-4pm.

Drop by the centre, have a glass of cider and a cookie or two as you check out the beautiful works for sale.

We hope to see you there.

Classes – Fall 2017

The following classes are now open for registration.   Click on the classes below for details and how to register

More classes will be added as plans are finalized.  Keep Checking back.

Crochet Classes with Glenna Gordon

Guided Paint Night  with Carol Thiessen and Donna Hanson

Clay Handbuilding with Katharine Hockney

Kids 8-12 Sculpting Class with Katharine Hockney

What a Show!


Our Cornfest Art Show and Sale was a huge success.  It was crowded for the majority of the day and we got so many compliments on the creativity of the participating artisans.

Thank you to all to attended – we love sharing our work with you!

In preparation for the show, we did a little sneak peak video that garnered lots of views in social media – how the world of advertising is changing!  Here is that video for anyone who didn’t get to the show.

Check out the photos below for a closer look at the art, pottery and jewelery on display.

Pottery, Jewelry, Art and more TACS Show 2017

We are currently planning classes as we have a new Coordinator so keep watch on this space, and on our Taber Arts Facebook page for an announcement about upcoming classes and workshops.  If anyone has any interests, ideas or thoughts about what they would like to see for classes, comment below or on our Taber Arts Facebook page – or send us a message at with Classes in the subject line.



It’s that time of year again!

Time for the annual Cornfest Fine Art Show and Sale.

The sale will be held on

Saturday, August 26 from 9 am – 5 pm

at the Taber Arts and Crafts Building.

Where in the World Are You? 

We are in the red building located behind Parkside Manor (4830B 50 Ave) – it is located directly to the north of the spray park and skate park and just to the west of the main Cornfest Stage on the other side of the tennis courts.

Please note this is NOT the Cornfest Arts and Crafts Market held at the civic centre.  Every year we have people looking for us and ending up at the other Market.

Here is a handy map showing our location. If you are coming from out of town, to avoid traffic nightmares, take the farthest west entrance (hwy 864) into Taber,  go north to 50 Ave, turn right and go to the 4 way stop. You will see our red building on the south side of the street just through the intersection.

Map of location of Taber Arts and Craft Building

If you follow Taber Arts Society on facebook, here is a link to the event with information.  We will be posting updates as the day gets closer.

What Kind of Art Will I See? 

The following members will be showcasing their creativity in a variety of mediums from pottery and jewelry to paintings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, encaustic (painting with beeswax) and more.

      Margaret Ratcliff                       Hedie Wiebe

        Patricia Vanderploeg              Nancy Kerr     

                    Donna Hanson                         Christa Haverhalls   

                  Carol Thiessen                         Anneliese Schlick   

             Lana Firth                                  Daryl Civitarese

Tanya Civitarese                     Carly Firth

Eliza Yawney

Please make sure to stop by and support these local artists, we’d love to share our creativity with you.  We will also be selling delicious baking for a sweet ending to your day.

We can’t wait to see you!

Unlock The Door To Your Creativity

We all need to make time for playful inventiveness, to surrender ourselves to what is at hand and to bring from that experience renewed creative energy                         Virginia Cobb
What is Taber Arts & Crafts Society?

First a little bit about our club.  We are a multi medium club having several artistic disciplines under our TACS umbrella.  We have both a painting studio with both table and floor easels for member use and a pottery studio complete with wheels & kilns.  We also have several looms available for anyone who knows how to weave.  Our members encompass all levels of creative ability, from raw beginners to experienced artists and potters.  We welcome newcomers of all levels. Our club members get together to socialize and to work on their creative projects each week and it is an amazing opportunity to learn through interaction with more experienced members.

Art A Whirl – Pottery
Paint Night
Paint Night
Where is the Art Studio?

Our studios operate out of the Arts & Crafts Centre located at 4830B 50 AVE.

Taber Arts and Crafts Centre
Taber Arts and Crafts Centre

We are tucked in the back of the parking lot behind Parkside Manor Senior Centre and right in front of the new spray park.  You can find a map showing our location under the How To Find Us tab at the top of the page.

Why should you become a member?
  • having a studio atmosphere in which to practice your art
  • learning new skills through interaction with other artisans and crafters
  • having the opportunity to share your skills and mentor other members
  • the opportunity to take part in each of the different studios – painting, pottery, weaving with one membership
  • receiving discounts on any classes or workshops offered by the club
  • having access 24 hrs/day to the studio with your own key ($5 deposit)
How much does it cost? 

Membership fees are $115/yr and this fee entitles you to all the benefits listed above.  We also have family memberships available.

How do you become a member?

The Scotia Bank is partnering with our club for our membership drive by matching funds collected on March 3.  We owe a tremendous thankyou to the Scotia Bank for their generosity and their time in helping us remain a vibrant part of Taber’s creative spirit.

We will be holding our annual Membership Drive on

Friday, March 3, 2017 
at Scotia Bank (4824 53 St – Taber, AB

We will also have a display of work by our members which will be for sale as well as a bake table full to the brim with pies, loaves, cookies and cakes.  Plan to drop by the bank, join the club, check out the amazing work of our artists and pick up some yummy goodies for your family or friends.

Cookies - Cakes - Pies ... Oh My!!
Cookies – Cakes – Pies,  Oh My!!

If you are unable to make it down on March 3 , but still want to become a member or if you have any questions please email us at

Coming Events


Annual General Meeting

Taber Arts and Crafts will be holding our Annual General Meeting

Saturday, February 4, 2017 
at Taber Arts & Crafts Society Building 
(4830B 50 Ave – Taber) 
Potluck lunch to follow.

A great time to meet and mingle with the artists and potters and to ind out more about what Taber Arts Society can offer you!

Plan to join us.


Membership Drive 

Once again, Scotia Bank has generously offerred to support our membership drive at the Scotia Bank in Taber.

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:30 am – 2 pm
Scotia Bank, Taber AB
(4824 53 ST, Taber)  

Members will be able to come down to the bank, pay their membership fee and the bank will match the funds.  We also hold a bake sale at the bank as well as have paintings and pottery on display and for sale.  This has been a major source of income for the club and the reason we continue to thrive.

We extend a huge thank you to Scotia Bank for their generosity.

Any questions about either of these events, please email us at