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Virtual and In-person Craft Events

Have you been able to catch any online or in-person events at your local Crafts Council yet? Although pandemic conditions continue in Canada, it is now possible for many Canadians to attend in-person events again. Not to mention, the quick adaptation of online events, making it easier than ever to be connected to craft in Canada. 

Here are some experiences you can enjoy this month, presented by CCF/FCMA affiliate members:

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Shop is now open with COVID-19 protocols including reduced capacity, masks, and distancing. You can also shop online anytime.

The Lunenburg School of the Arts, in Nova Scotia, offers workshops led by professional art educators and working artists and is offering exceptional summer programming. Register soon, classes are filling up fast! 

If you’re in the Northwest Territories, be sure to keep an eye on NWT Arts events. This year, our favourites like the Great Northern Arts Festival and Folks on the Rocks returned. 

Retailers, if you haven’t seen the online Craft East Virtual Marketplace by The Craft Alliance Atlantic, we highly recommend that you do. Browse hundreds of handmade products for wholesale, all designed and produced in Atlantic Canada.

Until August 20th, the Cape Breton Centre for Design is featuring ‘WARNING! Not Safe for Human Consumption’: A solo exhibition by Aleena Derohanian is the culminating exhibition of a nine-month-long jewellery residency hosted by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. 

NB College of Craft & Design is offering online and in-person workshops. Visit their website to learn more about their collection of courses in a variety of mediums from top-notch instructors from all across Canada.

In case you missed Crafted Vancouver’s Conversation Series from May, you can browse the online flip-book or watch the series on Vimeo at your leisure. 

MyCEO offers amazing resources for entrepreneurs in their blog including articles like “12 Business Mindsets for a Successful 2021” and “Mindset is the Key to Small Business Success”

The Alberta University for the Arts has partnered with ATB Art Vault to create “Joy”, a free alumni exhibition showcasing artwork by six AUArts alum and their experiences with Joy (a feeling of pleasure and happiness), until August 29th. 

Are you looking to expand your artistic horizons? If you’re in Saint John, the Saint John Arts Centre offers specialty workshops including bookbinding, clay and much more

Maison des métiers d’art de Québec is always busy with exhibitions. While their courses are on pause for the summer, be sure to sign up to their mailing list to be the first to learn about MMAQ events and offerings. 

Musée des métiers d’art du Québec is welcoming visitors again in Montreal. Don’t worry, if you’re no in the area you can browse their bookstore online

We are looking forward to enjoying the summer and will pause the blog until September. The Canadians Crafts Federation would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during these ever-changing times. Our organization is able to achieve and succeed with our dedicated team of volunteers and partners. Collectively, your tireless efforts continue to support craft advocacy in Canada – thank you!