Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am–5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Shop AGA is your destination for that hard-to-find gift. Handmade glassworks and jewelry, Canadian art books, creative kid’s stuff and quirky, eclectic must-haves are just a few of the items you’ll find at Shop AGA.
No need to pay admission for a visit to Shop AGA, just come right in to find the best kept secret in the downtown core.
It’s time for Member’s Week!
From May 21st to 26th, save a total of 20% off everything in Shop AGA.
As a bonus, when you spend $50, you’re entered into a draw to win a set of AGA publications on some of your favourite exhibitions, as well as some great architecture reference texts.
The books are valued at $350, and the draw will occur May 28th.
Did You Know?
Shop AGA carries works from 45 Canadian artisans including 21 based in Alberta. If you are interested in submitting any of your pieces to Shop AGA, please click here for more information >
For ordering inquiries, contact Shop AGA at 780.392.2499.
Each month, staff from all areas of the AGA will share their “must haves” from Shop AGA with you.
One Swell Gal – Purse and Change Purse
“A little bit sassy with a touch of sweet and a whole lot of suave? Shop AGA has just the thing for you to give your Mom on Mother’s Day! One Swell Gal purses and change pouches provide the perfect combination of practicality and personality with a punch of colour.
Uniquely individual, each item is made with patterned cloth, some screen printed with metallic paint, and finished with a metal clasp closure ensuring security. The purses have a ‘pop-out’ removable metal chain allowing for seamless changes between clutch and shoulder bag.”
- Georgia, Guest Services
Puzzle Monet’s Water Lillies
“What better way to say “I Love You” than spending quality time with your Mom?
Monet’s Water Lilies, beautiful on its own, is made even more thrilling in the shape of a puzzle.
Construct this masterpiece together and see how your very own May flowers come to life. ”
- Georgia, Guest Services
Masters of Art: Van Gogh
“A detailed well-written story of an amazing artist, this book has everything you need to know about Vincent Van Gogh.
Each page is decorated with well-written descriptions of almost all of his paintings such as Starry Night with Cypresses, The Bedroom, etc.
This book can both be an excellent reference book and an enchanting read before bed.”
- Andrea, Guest Services
Today is the Day: Pocket Planner
“A beautifully-designed pocket planner decorated with stunning graphics throughout –
Mom is almost done her first one and can’t wait to write on another one!”
- Andrea, Guest Services
William Prettie ‘Luminous’ Series
“My Mum loves color and has a room full of gorgeous, brightly hued flowers.
I’m picking up two of William Prettie’s cheerful photo prints in contrasting colors to make the mood!
Hmmm…maybe a few for my Mother-in-Law’s new bathroom while I’m at it.
With 12 different designs to choose from, the only problem now is how to choose…”
- Sarah, Shop AGA
Sandpiper Studio Vases/Bottles
“My Mom hosts a lot of get togethers, especially in the summer, when her backyard is in full bloom.
She absolutely relishes the chance to show off her latest recipes and the one of a kind décor pieces she collects year round.
She will love these unusual, hand blown glass bottles…she can display an arrangement of hydrangeas on the table, or serve her homemade dandelion wine from them.
Aunt Angie will be so envious! ”
- Taisiya, Shop AGA
Shop AGA Top Ten Spring – Lavender Love
In anticipation of the fabulous Spring weather that’s sure to head our way, here are some new Shop AGA pieces, inspired by lovely lavender…
The Clover Bag
Fantastic Finnish brand Marimekko sets out to tempt us with this romantic messenger bag. Big enough to fit all of your goodies from your weekend Whyte Ave. visits but small enough that it won’t block the sidewalk, be prepared to stop traffic!
Finger Fairytale Temporary Tattoos
Who doesn’t enjoy an impromptu puppet show? Streamline your drama, comedy or musical with these no mess finger tattoos and put your best finger forward. Comes complete with princess, dragon and dashing hero. Harridan included.
Hot/Cold Drink Tumblers by Valery Goulet
Performing double duty as both a hot coffee and cold water vessel, these stainless steel multi-taskers come with two lids and twelve dazzling designs. Our favorite is the daunted porcupine – in our favorite spring color!
Monet’s Garden 1000 piece Puzzle
Did you know that jigsaw puzzles work both sides of your brain simultaneously? Put down that crossword and sink your teeth into a different kind of mind bender. Celebrate Monet’s gorgeous Giverny gardens and plan your own potted paradise while taking on this challenging jigsaw.
Molly M Design Earrings
Talented San Francisco jewelry designer Molly M uses feather light birchwood, waxed cotton, suede and oxidized sterling silver in her stand out, architecturally inspired earrings. Dress them up or dress them down, there’s something for everyone in this display case.
Lives of the Great Modern Artists
From the Fauves to Dada, through both World Wars and on to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, this beautiful book covers all of your favorite movements. With 290 illustrations, you’re sure to fall in love with Bourgeois, Basquiat and Braque all over again.
Art Gallery of Alberta Postcards
You know the outside of the building, but have you been inside? Our light wall extends from the main floor up to the 3rd and can take on a rainbow of colors including our favorite: lavender! Shop AGA carries an array of postcards featuring the amazing architecture of Randall Stout. Show off our Aurora Borealis-inspired building to non-Albertans or keep them for yourself.
Meadow Field Sticky Notes
Reproduced from a work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, there are 480 happy little sticky notes in three sizes per pack. Decorate your cubicle in fabulous flowers and have the most stylish stationary at the office.
Paints, pencils and pastels…oh my! Glorious butterflies on the outside, medium duty paper on the inside. Create your own multimedia masterpieces in one of these 8.5 x 11.5 spiral notebooks. Suitable for ages 4 to 99.
Patina Designs Leather Coin Purses
From BC leather artisan Denise Wilson come these delightful recycled leather coin purses. We’ve just received the latest Spring-inspired colors and designs in time to add some cheer to your late winter blues. Available in three sizes, coin, business card and a larger multi purpose.
Party Treat Bags at Shop AGA
Planning a birthday party at the Art Gallery of Alberta? Treat your aspiring artists with goodie bags from Shop AGA! Choose from our ‘Best Bets” or arrange to fill your own. There are lots of choices and no restrictions on creativity. Don’t forget AGA Members save 10% on all their purchases!
Boy Bags ($10 and up)
Includes a Finger Tattoo set, a bendy pencil and a bendy eraser.
Girly Gifts ($10 and up)
Includes a sketchbook, a 3 coloured pencil and a peanut eraser.
- Shop AGA will provide the tissue paper and bags and assembly for you
- Treat bags will need to be picked up at the Shop prior to the event
- All treat bags are a final sale and cannot be returned after the party
- Treat bags must be purchased before the party
Shop AGA wants to make your birthday party the best one yet! We can work with different themes, color palettes, price points and age groups. Please contact us at 780.392.2499 for any questions or details.