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The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre and The Hive Artists’ Hub Society are pleased to announce the official opening of The Hive Gallery & Boutique in the gift shop area of the Esplanade.

The new boutique is the perfect place to find unique local and regional artwork as well as handmade products such as paintings, photographs, jewelry, woodwork, one-of-a-kind clothing books on local history and more. The presence of The Hive in the Esplanade makes sense as both actively promote local artists and artisans. The consigning artists are mainly from Medicine Hat and area, and most of the sales items are created in The Hive Studios located at 569 Second Street Southeast. Hours of operation of The Hive Gallery & Boutique are Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, noon to 4 PM and during most Esplanade events.

“We are very pleased to welcome The Hive Gallery & Boutique to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. We’re certain our patrons will enjoy the access they provide to local handmade products,” says Manager of Cultural Development Carol Beatty.

The Hive is regularly seeking new consignment artists and artisans for the Gallery & Boutique. For more information, interested parties may contact The Hive at and/or attend the first Annual General Meeting taking place on Friday March 29th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at The Hive Studios location (569 2nd Street Southeast).

It’s almost that time again! Every year on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds in the Cypress Centre hosts the Farmer’s Market (for the last 12 years). The hours are from 9:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday from May 23rd to October 3, 2009 with the exception of Stampede Week (July 25th, 2009) when the market will close at 11:00am.

Cypress Centre Entrance (photo via official website)

Cypress Centre Entrance (photo via official webpage)

In the true spirit of the phrase “shop locally”, the Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market features tons of local retailers for meat, vegetables, candies, baking, crafts, art and more! All retailers are made up of people from and around the Medicine Hat community.

From the website:

Good reasons to shop at the Farmers’ Market:

  • Fresh produce
  • Quality products
  • Price savings
  • Specialty items
  • Unique products
  • Personalized service
  • Social atmosphere
  • Supporting our community

Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market official webpage

Fresh Flowers & Gifts

Fresh Flowers & Gifts

I don’t really seem like the type to be posting about flowers, and truthfully I really am not the type but I’m doing it anyways because every experience I’ve had with Fresh Flowers has been great. I actually haven’t even bought any flowers from them, but I have stopped in several times for plants and gifts. They always have an ever changing selection of unique and fun house plants which me and my girlfriend like to have around the house. They also have a really good selection of vases, containers, potters, stones, soil – everything you need essentially. In the flower department they have a great selection of exotic things to gander at as well, including flowers that get shipped from Africa to Calgary to Medicine Hat in a day. Grocery store flower shops have nothing on this place.

The staff is really friendly and always extremely accommodating to any question that you may have about flowers, plants or gifts. Our next purchase is definitely going to be “the oldest known plant”, the Cycad which they currently have a selection of right now. You can even get a free vase with your arrangement when you call or email in and say that you saw them on-line (meaning their website). I think it’s a great local shop not to mention their store is really well designed including their business cards and booklets.

Fresh Flowers
62A – 3rd St. N.E
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
T1A 5L8



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