Event Highlights

Sch,ancy 2014

Feature Presenter - Bryan Adams

Schmancy guests will be treated to a Q + A style presentation with Bryan Adams in which he will discuss his photography.

In conjunction with this appearance, Glenbow presents Exposed, an exhibition of Adams' photography, running February 23 - May 4, 2014.

Adams has exhibited his work across Europe and North America and has had three books of his works published: Wounded: The Legacy of War, Exposed and American Women.

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2014 Schmancy Band Jk & the Static
Throughout the night, Calgary band Jk & the Static deliver swingin’ dance floor hits. Led by frontman Jory Kinjo, the Static bring showmanship and energy to the Schmancy stage!

Roving Balderdash, Sponsored by CalFrac and KPMG
Loose Moose Theatre group will be wandering around the museum with Glenbow’s artifact experts to keep Schmancy guests guessing. Identify mystery artifacts and add a little uncanny to your Schmancy.

Schmancy Photo Booth, Sponsored by Strategic Group
Don’t miss the chance to strike a Schmancy pose! Get your photo taken at this wandering photo booth and share your Schmancy evening with friends, family or fans on Facebook, Twitter or whatever suits your fancy.

Cowtown Opera, Alberta's own musical mavericks, will perform twice throughout the night.

Schmancy Buskers will be performing their own eclectic sounds of the night.


There will be numerous bars and a plethora of food, including a slider station, by Hotel Arts to keep you hydrated and fed so you can dance the night away. Indulge in offerings from Caffe Rosso and enjoy sweet pastries or savory cheese from Janice Beaton in the dessert zone. And there will be Roving Candy Tables sponsored by Yummy Co to keep you on a sugar high throughout the night.


Fedoras, Flappers & Pleather
Who wants to come to an art museum without making a little art of their own? Join makers and shakers in the Discovery Room to create your very own chapeau, flapper headband or Worn to be Wild inspired accessory.


Explore our new winter season exhibitions including Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, Made in Calgary: The 1990s and Bryan Adams: Exposed.


Art Park Silent Auction, Sponsored by Tourmaline Oil Corp.
It’s fun and it’s fancy, it’s the Schmanciest park you’ll ever see. Seek out your favorite artist or find a new love as you out bid your friends on the 15 amazing artworks donated by local galleries and artists. Bidding ends at 11:30pm sharp.4th Floor.

Items provided by:

Aquila Books, Bee Kingdom, Christine Klassen Gallery, Kirk Dunkley, Gibson Fine Art, Jarvis Hall, Livingstone and Cavell, Loch Galleries, Masters Gallery, Mark Mullin, Jeffrey Spalding, TrepanierBaer and Wallace Galleries.


Support Glenbow while setting yourself up to win some stunning prize packages. Raffle ticket stations are located at the top of the stairs on each floor. We will draw and announce the winning tickets at 11:30pm at each raffle station. You don’t need to be here to win, but don’t you want to scream with joy so everyone can hear you?

Raffle tickets: $100

Package 1

Polar Bear Safari

Win a trip for two with Classic Canadian Tours on a non-stop one day adventure to Churchill Manitoba.

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Package 2

Couples Retreat  

Win 2 - one night stays in a deluxe gem-inspired suite at Azuridge Estate. Connect. Relax. Escape with the one you love.

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Package 3
Shop til You Drop

Win a personal shopping experience from Holt Renfrew.

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Package 4

New York, New York

Win a trip to New York City to take in the sights, sounds and art of the city.

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Package 5

Home Sweet Home

Win the ultimate home care package to refresh and renew your space.

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Mystery Draw

Buy your key to unlock the mystery box and see what treasures it reveals.


Lounge and Dance Floor Sponsored by Deloitte
Still going strong? Club Pivot is the place to be from 11:30pm until the early morning hours. Join DJ Rob Faust as he rocks the dance floor with 1920’s remixes to keep the party going.


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