Current Local ART Exhibition


         Opening night : Fri. Oct 27, 2017 from 7 to 11 PM

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Lotus art gallery Presents SAM AN WOVEN ART COLLECTIONS exhibition in collaboration with local artists. This exhibition is the show of rare and unique tribal artifacts from Persia. Our opening night will take place on Fri. Oct 27, 2017 from 7 to 11 PM.

Here is the brief description of this exhibition:

·         Featured artist: Saman Maleknia

·         Show title: SAM AN WOVEN ART COLLECTIONS

·         Date: Oct 27 – Dec 30, 2017

The summary of our important events:

Oct 27th is the opening:

- Presentation of Persian tribal Sofreh and Gilims from 7 different regions of Iran with different techniques of design and weaving.

- Sam Maleknia is the collector who would be available to greet personally with the handwoven enthusiasts.

-There are resident artist who present their paintings which are inspired by Persian woven arts.

- Lotus gallery/cafe is serving snacks, Persian pastries and beverages.

Oct 29th-30th:

Complimentary tour with Sam, He would be talkingabout his deep passion in woven arts, similarities and differences between pile weaving and flat weaving, history of handmade rugs and Persian woven arts, inspirations behind tribal rugs andhis background in Architecture.

There would be other surprising events for the whole months of November that well be announced soon

And here is a brief description of the featured artist/collector of this exhibit:

‘Sam an Woven Art Collections’ demonstrates the deep passion I have for Persian handwoven arts which has accompanied me since being introduced to the richness of this heritage in my early childhood. Before attending architecture school, I started reading and learning about the history and tradition of Persian textiles. My growing interest led me to officially join the Heriz Persian Carpet institute where I acquired my practical knowledge back in Iran in 2001.  After few years of studying Persian Flat and Pile weaving, I acquired my diploma with distinction from the vocational Persian Carpet institute in Iran.

In this exhibition, I would like to proudly present a selection, dear to my heart, of woven artwork which has been meticulously chosen and gathered over a period of several years in Iran'


 Special event Day :  November  25, 2017

Lights Festival on 124st & Party at Lotus Gallery


Schedule :

12 - 4pm  Live art (Free) (Come enjoy the winter festival full of activities on 124street and warm up inside the gallery) A resident artist will be painting, come ask what inspires him or her.

4-7 pm Face painting : Come get your face painted in normal face paint colors or glow in the dark and show off your body art at the festival. All ages are welcome.  Cost ($10 per face)

4 -8 pm : Open Mic : (Free)  Come play your instrument or listen to an artist play. Have a cup of coffee while you warm up and enjoy the talented artists :)

7-9 pm: Gallery Paint Party : We will be painting a glow in the dark painting. Check for the image on the about the gallery page. Cost ($30 per person all materials are included). Reserve your spot via :







What's next, you ask ?

Call to artists working on figurative art or portraits and off of live Model, specifically the Edmonton based live model "Andrea". Art Curator is looking for art about "selfies" and "muses".

For any questions please contact curator : Mariam Qureshi.    

Artists wishing to submit for the next exhibitions or wanting to propose, please do so under the submission forms in the contact us tab. Thanks    

The art for this will be due for drop off at the gallery on November 18, 2017. Submissions can be sent as soon as possible to ensure you are selected, as artistic merit will be considered and space is limited.

Next Opening night Party last friday of October, 2017@ 7pm                                                 

(Free Event Night with live music and refreshments).  We will be hosting an awsome paint night too, you can book your spots through group on! It's a lets dance, paint and party time of summer event! Ideally suited for the adventourous at heart! ;) Thanks :)


For more questions about this art exhibit, learn how to submit art work or make a donation to support the resident artists at lotus, please  e-mail Mariam at