Plan your Craft Summer

It is now summertime across Canada. We are so excited to visit our favourite spaces safely as pandemic restrictions begin lifting. We are also excited about the virtual events and online shops that help us to enjoy and support craft across Canada without travelling. We have gathered a snapshot of events and virtual opportunities from crafts councils across Canada.

The Newfoundland Craft Council Annex Gallery is exhibiting ‘Wrapped/Trapped Memories’ until August 13th. Inspired by spiders and caterpillars’ fibre creations, Hannah Rothschild’s meticulous hand wrapping technique invites a dialogue with nature and self.

From the comfort of your own space, you can view the ‘Samplers: From the MCML Collection’ exhibition video tour.

The Craft NB shop is always open to browse and order online.

The Alberta Crafts Council has 3 galleries to explore this summer. In Calgary, Threading Black is exhibiting from July 24 to August 28, and you can enjoy A.C.E: Alberta Craft Excellence anytime in this virtual exhibition. In Edmonton, you can catch Crafted NWT until July 30th but you can watch the video walkthrough anytime, anywhere. Marginalia with artists Erin Berry and Chris Savage opens on Monday, July 12th and you’re invited to the virtual opening, register here.

Craft Ontario is featuring ‘Iron Identity’, a solo exhibition of work by Toronto-based contemporary jeweller Alex Kinsley Vey. June 11 – August 14, 2021. You can book a time to view ‘Iron Identity’ here.

Conseil des Metiers D’art encourages you to fill up on crafts anytime with their movement #FAITESLEPLEINDARTDICI. You can buy craft online from Quebec artists and stores here.

We are so excited to hear that The Great Northern Arts Festival is back in action in Inuvik Northwest Territories. The festival will be operating to accommodate the pandemic restrictions.

This summer, you can book days to create with the PEI Crafts Council. This open studio concept provides you with a change of scenery to craft and a fun way to renew inspiration.

The Yukon Art Society is hosting its members’ summer exhibition titled “Green/Screen” at Arts Underground from July 2nd until July 31st. Yukon Art Society members use a wide range of media to explore the theme Green/Screen, referencing both natural elements (the “green”) and digital/technological elements (the “screen”).

Craft Nova Scotia is pleased to relaunch their Designer Craft Shop, now offering a virtual collection of works by our juried members in their online store.

The Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery is hosting ‘Dimensions 2021’, a biannual open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand-crafted work until August 28th. There is a lot to watch and read on the ‘Dimensions 2021’ webpage.

Lastly, there are still a few weeks left to browse BC Craft Councils’ ‘Earring Show’ with their online store still open until July 31st. You don’t want to miss this!

There is a lot happening from coast to coast, to coast virtually and in person. Visit your craft councils’ website for more details and follow their social media to keep current with all of the latest Craft Council news. We are still in a global pandemic, so we encourage you to be considerate of the business’s restrictions and to meet in good health.