Crafted Vancouver is an annual 25-day festival that presents and advances outstanding local, Canadian and International creativity and craftsmanship through a curated program of events taking place in venues throughout Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley.
Throughout the 25-day festival, events and experiences are carefully curated and designed to take place in intimate settings and encounters, including additional online programming. These smaller-scaled events allow the festival audience to meet the creators and see their remarkable skills up close.
The festival programme is carefully designed to cultivate interest and appreciation of fine craft between skilled craftspeople & designers, the dedicated collector and an emerging craft appreciator market.
Crafted Vancouver strives to foster public appreciation of outstanding craft-based work by providing a festival platform for established and emerging craft-based artists and designers. We work to cultivate partnerships with Canadian and international artists and designers, galleries, curators and other cultural partners to enhance our annual festival program. Crafted Vancouver is committed to featuring diverse craft-based artists and designers working in multiple disciplines across the craft continuum, from ancestral, tribal and traditional to leading-edge contemporary.
About The Festival
Launched in 2018, Crafted Vancouver is North America’s largest craft-based festival. Taking place over 25 days each May the festival provides a platform, bringing together established and emerging makers and designers and introducing them to dedicated collectors and a local and international craft appreciator market. Events take place at galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver in a festival program that includes exclusive Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks & Presentations, Hands-On Workshops, Fashion Events, Guided Studio Tours, Opening Receptions, Demonstrations, Reading Salon, REEL Crafted Film Festival, Live Podcast, Walking Tours, Performances and other community events.
In 2018, the 3-day Korean Pottery Workshop attracted over 40 participants from across Canada and around the world. The 2019 festival saw artist participation grow to 100+ Event Partners, 49 Events in 47 venue and studio locations, an almost 100% increase from the 2018 inaugural year. During 2021, international collaborations with Australia, Mexico and the UK will introduce Canadian craftspeople to new audiences and present an international roster of exceptional craftspeople, galleries and curators to our festival audience.