“The ideals of TMC coalesce in this event which transforms identical white hats into individual expressions of social comment, identity, and sense of place.”

Tip Your Hat 2012

An annual auction of artistically altered cowboy hats


Our 2012 event was held on sunny Saturday afternoon, July 7, at DaDe Art and Design Lab in Inglewood. Hats were on display indoors and out in the shop’s elegant contemporary surroundings. Delicious refreshments were served. A trio of bluegrass musicians led by Steve Fisher created a welcoming ambiance. Steve also served as the M.C. Woody Forrieter was our auspicious auctioneer, selling five stunning hats at live auction. The remaining 16 lots made up the silent auction component. Mayor Nenshi topped off the afternoon with a heartfelt address.

We tip our hats to everyone who helped make this year’s event such a success!

A warm thank you goes out to all the artists who gave of their time and creativity to provide such a breathtaking variety of hats this year:

Barbara Amos
Tom Bagley
Louise Chong
Mark Cromwell
Kim Huynh
Angela Inglis
Daniel Kirk
Eveline Kolijn
Susan Kristoferson
Richard Vielle
Kipling West



To our community partners, we extend our sincere gratitude:

Darcy and Greg at DaDe Art and Design Lab
Steve Fisher
Woody Forrieter



To our terrific volunteers – we couldn’t do it without you!

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