25 DAYS IN MAY
May 1 – 25, 2020
Crafted Vancouver is a registered, not-for-profit, independent organization showcasing a festival of curated programming under the Crafted Vancouver umbrella. Along with our Event Partners, we organize an annual 25-day festival celebrating multiple craft disciplines in a fresh festival format. We are currently at work programming our third festival for May 2020 – Craft Year in Canada.
Each May craft-based work is featured & exhibited in a 25-day festival through a variety of events at dozens of venues throughout Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley. As the only month-long festival in North America designed to celebrate the vitality of our hand-crafted world, we are dedicated to enhancing appreciation of fine craft and our crafted environment from across a continuum, including the ancestral, tribal & traditional to leading-edge contemporary.
Events feature a selection of local, national and international makers, from emerging talent to the celebrated master. The festival programme is carefully designed to cultivate interest and appreciation of fine craft between skilled craftspeople, the dedicated collector and an emerging craft appreciator market in intimate settings and encounters.
2019 Festival Highlights
We’re a small team of craft enthusiasts, curators, advisors and volunteers who see a tremendous opportunity to increase the value and relevance of craft-based work. We work year-round to revive our culture’s appreciation for quality goods. Through our festival programming, we facilitate a connection between our festival audience and those who make, feature, support or sell fine craft.
Our passion for fine craft is contagious. We’re thrilled to support and collaborate with exceptional craftspeople and our cultural and strategic partners.