It’s time to put the pencil and paintbrushes down because Christmas is coming early for budding art students.

The Alberta College of Art and Design is opening its doors this weekend for their semiannual student association winter show and sale.

The retail event marks the 25th Anniversary of ACAD and will feature over three thousand original artworks with the artists in attendance.

Anything from painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture will be featured at the event throughout the weekend.

Proceeds from the show and sale will go directly towards supporting the student body.

Public can attend tonight from 12-7pm and tomorrow Saturday November 28th from 11-5pm at the ACAD main hall.

The galleries are open to both students and the public who wish to view or purchase a variety of pieces and support the local arts community.