Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am–9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
The opening of Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne 1880-1910 is just around the corner, and Shop AGA needs to make some space for all of the fresh and exciting product for the exhibition!
For the month of August, Shop AGA will offer a selection of sale items, marked down from 30-60% off regular price.* Save up to 60% on selected purses, greeting card sets, home décor, scarves, jewelry and posters.
AGA Members will receive their regular 10% off discount on top of the sale discount for a maximum 70% off on sale items. Member discounts are for the cardholder only, please visit Member & Guest Services to become an AGA Member.
*All sales will be final
Members’ Week | August 26-31
Members’ Week is back! From August 26-31, AGA Members will receive 20% of everything in store.* Treat yourself to that sporty watch you’ve had your eye on or give in to the urge to stock up on coffee table books!
*Cannot be combined with $10 off card. Member discount is valid for cardholder only.
We have Boo Books!
Jason Carter and Bridget Ryan’s exhibition The World of Boo opened in the BMO World of Creativity on July 27 and Shop AGA has all three colourful books in stock.
Late Night Wednesdays at Shop AGA
Meet us in the Shop Wednesday nights from 5-9 pm to receive 20% off anything in store when you spend a minimum of $50*. It’s a great chance to snap up that architecture book you’ve been ogling or those coveted one-of-a-kind earrings that go with everything.
*Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Members will receive a total of 20% off.
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.
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.
The Indie Rock Coloring Book
“This is by far the coolest coloring book I have ever seen. It combines my interest of music, supporting charity and coloring! Each page is dedicated to an indie rock band, in which you choose the color scheme! All royalties from this book will go to a charity of the bands choice. Pull out your crayons, because you are going to want to fill every page of this book!”
Kaelyn, Education/Shop AGA
This Is Art Magnet
“What defines art? Well, I don’t know, but this magnet is giving it a try. ”
- Karin, Shop AGA
K is for Knifeball
“You’re standing in a dark alley, a red rubber ball in your hand. A large, sharp, serrated knife is attached to the ball with roughly cut duct tape. Suddenly, you hear footsteps approaching. You know this is it, all of the things you have done are about to catch up to you. Realizing that you are about to be caught, you take your guidebook from your hipster shoulder bag, swish your bangs over to one side, and thrust it out in front of you.
“I swear officer, I was only trying to learn the alphabet! I am a kinaesthetic learner and need physical activity to learn!”
The police officer approaches, looks down at you from far above your tiny five-year-old head. “Son, this book is not for children. Where did you get it?”
“My mom told me it was for grown-ups and I was not allowed to read it, but the ball on the front looked just like the one I play with in gym class so I thought she was just trying to keep it all to herself. I read it, and everything it told me to do sounded so fun, I just had to try it!”
The police officer lets out a sigh. “You are under arrest, kid.”
The last thing you see is your Knifeball flying through the air towards him. The last thing you hear is a scream.
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.”
- Kara, Guest Services
“Do you have a creative itch? Then Scratch pads are for you! These three journals encourage you to create your own design for the cover. Scratch the silver ink away to reveal the neon colors underneath! That should satisfy your itch!”
- Kaelyn, Education/ Shop AGA
Little Paper Planes
“Things I’ve learned about paper airplanes from this book:
They are classy, hilarious, experimental, conceptual, confusing and on top of everything, the greatest new art form. ”
- Jessica, Guest Services
Ball of Whacks
“A person can get lost in creating all sorts of patterns and sculptures with these magnetic pieces. The other day Kara and I made a spaceship and personally, I think it’s pretty awesome. I may be biased though.”
- Karin, Shop AGA
Wooden Coaster Cubes
“Dear makers of Jenga,
I never had any fun with the game because I just wanted to use the blocks for building awesome things. I’m sorry to tell you this, but now I found something that will let me do just that AND hold my cup of tea.
- Jessica, Guest Services
Pattern Box 100 Postcards
“Who doesn’t love design from New York City? This inspiring set of 100 postcards features designs by 10 fabulous designers; curated by The Textile Art Center in New York City. I would frame all 100 if I had enough wall space to hang them. My personal favourite – Victoria Garcia’s floral patterns and organic inspirations.”
- Linnea, Shop AGA
Building a Legacy: Edmonton’s Architectural History
“I like this book because it makes me appreciate the history Edmonton has to offer. From the Ice Age to the fur traders to today, this book breaks down the story of Edmonton’s growth as a city. It’s an informative yet interesting read that’s sure to leave you saying “I heart YEG!”
- Linnea, Shop AGA
Top 10 Gifts for Kids
Whether you’re looking for ideas for a baby shower gift, a birthday party, or just for something fun to do with your little loved ones, Shop AGA has you covered. We are committed to providing artful, educational and just plain fun pieces for your favourite little munchkins.
Toys for 0-2
Haba Pacifier Chain
Haba focuses on ensuring high quality and safety for all their toys. This pacifier chain is made from sustainably forested wood, nontoxic water-based paint, and a nickel free clip. The bright colors and shapes will attract your child’s attention, while keeping their pacifier or toy securely attached to their clothing or carrier, making sure it won’t get lost.
Wood Garden Teething Rings
We know with little ones it’s so important to watch what they put in their mouth. You can feel good about giving them a Wood Garden teething ring. Handmade in Southern Ontario with super smooth wood and organic beeswax, all of Wood Garden’s toys are designed to be simple, safe and natural.
MOMA Shape Play: Touch and Feel Stroller Cards
These stroller cards are great for keeping baby entertained while you are on the go. Each card has different colors, shapes and textures on either side to keep your curious child engaged and with the handy ring you can make sure it stays securely attached to a stroller or car seat. P.S. These also make great baby shower gifts.
Urban Babies Wear Black – Board Book
With cheeky modern illustrations and a simple, albeit tongue-in-cheek, story line, this board book is one both you and baby can enjoy. Also, it is made of durable cardboard, so it can resist any chewing or rough play from baby.
Toys for 3+
Made to Play: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations
This wonderful book provides inspiration for making simple handmade toys out of materials commonly found lying around the house. Most of the toys require at least some adult assistance to put together (Until children get older, that is.), which provides a great opportunity for learning as you and your child create together. The simplistic design of the toys created encourages children to use their imaginations and make up their own games and stories to go with them.
Toys for 2-3
Haba Pegging Game
Made in Germany by Haba, this brightly coloured pegging game is ideal for free play. Your child can stack the rings on the pegs and combine colours endlessly. Haba sets high standards for quality, safety, and sustainability, so you can feel good about giving this game to your child to play with, as it is made from wood and nontoxic paints.
Mudpuppy 12 Piece Puzzles
These bright, happy puzzles with fun themes like Tea Party, Dinosaurs, Under the Sea and Robots make learning easy and entertaining for inquisitive children starting to put shapes and colours together. The pieces are large and made of strong cardboard, perfect for small hands.
Eeboo Counting Birds Wall Art
These wonderfully illustrated 8 x 10″ cards look great in a nursery or playroom and can help you child learn their numbers and types of birds. We found they look great mounted on foam core, but you can also frame them, hang them or display them as is.
Toys for 3+
Animals of the World Jumbo Puzzle (2+)
Printed with non-toxic soy based inks on 90% recycled grey board, this puzzle is an excellent pick, both for your child to play with safely and for the environment. Let them get to work by themselves for free play, or play together to help them learn about the animals in the puzzle.
Mudpuppy Wooden Magnet Shapes
Magnet shapes are a great way to keep your child entertained while you are cooking in the kitchen. Each set contains 40 magnetic pieces with different themes including Fruits and Veggies, Sweet Treats, Letters, Numbers and more. The Magnet pieces are made from 80% recycled wood, and the package contains 85% recycled paper, which makes these sets a great gift for an environmentally conscious parent.