Please check back as we continue to update our 2019 Festival Programme.

Intimate events and open exhibitions that shine a light on the hand-made take place at a variety of select venues throughout Metro Vancouver over 25 days in May. Craft appreciators and collectors are invited to immerse themselves in exclusive demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, artist’s talks and presentations, guided tours, dining and tasting events, film screenings and more.

Taking place at studios, galleries, museums, showrooms, shops & luxury retail throughout Metro Vancouver, festival events are designed to highlight the committed maker behind each work. Build your own itinerary from a wide selection of Signature Events hosted by Crafted Vancouver or Independent Events hosted by an enthusiastic group of official Event Partners.

All 2019 Events

H Project | Uncrate Southeast Asia

Holt Renfrew Vancouver | Crafted in the City Event
  • Holt Renfrew Vancouver

Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery
  • Surrey Art Gallery

Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World | Opening Reception

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery | With artist Omer Arbel and curator Jordan Strom
  • Surrey Art Gallery
Three Graces

Ancient Women In Textile | Opening Night

Hosted by Angela Clarke, Museum Director and Curator at Il Museo & featuring the work of Ruth Scheuing
  • Il Museo At The Italian Cultural Centre
Three Graces

Ancient Women In Textile

Hosted by Angela Clarke, Museum Director and Curator at Il Museo & featuring the work of Ruth Scheuing
  • Il Museo At The Italian Cultural Centre

Planning a Heritage Garden

Hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation & featuring Christine Allen, Author of ‘Gardens of Vancouver’
  • University Women’s Club at Hycroft

Cedar Weaving Weekend Retreat

Hosted by Jessica Silvey and Backeddy Resort & Marina
  • Backeddy Resort & Marina

Bus Tour with Omer Arbel

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery
  • Surrey Art Gallery

From the Studios: Connection | Artists’ Reception

Featuring the work of Eszter Burghardt, Bridget Catchpole, Michel DuVernet, Yorke Graham, Kari Kristensen, Renée Macdonald, Louise Perrone, Christi York
  • VISUALSPACE Gallery

From the Studios: Connection

Featuring the work of Eszter Burghardt, Bridget Catchpole, Michel DuVernet, Yorke Graham, Kari Kristensen, Renée Macdonald, Louise Perrone, Christi York
  • VISUALSPACE Gallery

The Earring Show

Hosted by Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring the work of participating jewellers
  • Craft Council of BC Gallery, Granville Island

Signs of Life

Funk Shui Felt | Artists Jessica de Haas + Christina Norberg
  • Funk Shui Felt Atelier

Princesses and Horses

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring the work of Anyuta Gusakova
  • Craft Council of BC Gallery, Granville Island

Princesses and Horses | Artist Talk

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring Anyuta Gusakova
  • Carousel Theatre – Granville Island

Princesses and Horses | Artist Reception

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring the work of Anyuta Gusakova
  • Craft Council of BC Gallery, Granville Island
This is My Song

On The Same Page: Transforming Paper

North Van Arts in partnership with Crafted Vancouver | Featuring the work of artist-curators Rachael Ashe and Connie Sabo, and fellow artists Charles Clary, Gail Grinnell, Annyen Lam, Leslie Pearson, Brangwynne Purcell and Concealed Studio (Mario Sabljak and Cheryl Cheng)
  • CityScape Community ArtSpace – North Van Arts

Signs of Life | Artists’ Reception

  • Funk Shui Felt Atelier

Chilkat Weaving Demonstration

Demonstration by 'Nalaga - Donna Cranmer in partnership with Crafted Vancouver
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden – BMO Great Hall

Paneficio Studios | Open House

Featuring the work of Arnt Arntzen, Valerie Arntzen, Lori Sokoluk, Joan Tayler
  • Paneficio Studios

Hand Sewn Tote Bag Class #1

Instructor: Steven Enns of Hand & Sew
  • Hand and Sew Studio

The Koerner Collection at MOA: Artist Talk with Debra Sloan

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia | Speaker: Debra Sloan
  • Vancouver Public Library | Central Library, Peter Kaye Room

North-West Ceramics Foundation Speaker Series | Carol Mayer

Presented by the North-West Ceramics Foundation | Speaker: Carol Mayer
  • Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Skin and Bones: Curator’s Tour

Hosted by Beaty Biodiversity Museum with exhibition creator Catherine Stewart
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World | Artist-Led Exhibition Tour

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery | Guided Tour led by Omer Arbel
  • Surrey Art Gallery
This is My Song

On The Same Page: Transforming Paper | Artists’ Reception

North Van Arts in partnership with Crafted Vancouver | Featuring the work of artist-curators Rachael Ashe and Connie Sabo, and fellow artists Charles Clary, Gail Grinnell, Annyen Lam, Leslie Pearson, Brangwynne Purcell and Concealed Studio (Mario Sabljak and Cheryl Cheng)
  • CityScape Community ArtSpace – North Van Arts

Made From Scraps: Volume 1 | Opening Night

Hosted by Patrick Christie & Vancouver Art Community. Featuring work from participating artists
  • SPACE

Made From Scraps: Volume 1

Hosted by Patrick Christie & Vancouver Art Community. Featuring work from participating artists
  • SPACE

The Mechanics of Motion | Opening Reception

  • VISUALSPACE Gallery

Hand Sewn Tote Bag Class #2

Instructor: Steven Enns of Hand & Sew
  • Hand and Sew Studio

The Mechanics of Motion

  • VISUALSPACE Gallery

Private Garden Tour

Hosts Keith and Celia Rice-Jones of Wildrice Studio
  • Wildrice Studio

Fall / Mill / Join / Finish: The Hand Tools of Woodcraft

Hinterland Design
  • Hinterland Design Showroom & Studio

Local Flora: From Flax to Linen & Wood to Instrument

EartHand Gleaners Society with Mr. Fire-Man, Rebecca Graham, and Sharon Kallis
  • Trillium Park North
  • Maclean Park Fieldhouse

Three Card Draw: A Design Game

Presented by Silk Weaving Studio | Featuring: Bridget Catchpole, Anik Choiniere, Carly Hulse, Ruth Jones, Cathy Joyce, Laura Meyers, Darlene Ochotta, Lucia Piazzo, Morija Reeb, Diana Sanderson, Jo Skinner, Amanda Wood
  • Silk Weaving Studio

Unbound: Craft Beyond Function

Curated by Stefanie Dueck and Grace Lee | eickam ceramic in collaboration with dubháin, Becki Chan, Mike Kammerer, James Kemp and Stefanie Dueck.
  • East Vancouver Studio and Gallery

Jewellery Art & Design | Annual Student Exhibition

Vancouver Community College | Jewellery Art & Design Programme with participating students
  • Vancouver Community College Atrium, Downtown Campus

Fall / Mill / Join / Finish: The Hand Tools of Woodcraft | Artist Reception

Hosted by Riley McFerrin
  • Hinterland Design Showroom & Studio

Jewellery Art & Design | Annual Student Exhibition | Gala + Special Preview

Vancouver Community College | Jewellery Art & Design Programme with participating students
  • Vancouver Community College Atrium, Downtown Campus

Unbound: Craft Beyond Function | Artists’ Reception

Curated by Stefanie Dueck and Grace Lee | eickam ceramic in collaboration with dubháin, Becki Chan, Mike Kammerer, James Kemp and Stefanie Dueck.
  • East Vancouver Studio and Gallery

Three Card Draw: A Design Game | Artists’ Reception

Presented by Silk Weaving Studio | Featuring: Bridget Catchpole, Anik Choiniere, Carly Hulse, Ruth Jones, Cathy Joyce, Laura Meyers, Darlene Ochotta, Lucia Piazzo, Morija Reeb, Diana Sanderson, Jo Skinner, Amanda Wood
  • Silk Weaving Studio

SwitzerCultCreative | Open House

  • SwitzerCultCreative

Made From Scraps: Volume 1 | Artist Panel + Conversations

Hosted by Patrick Christie & Vancouver Art Community. Featuring work from participating artists
  • SPACE

Cedar Basket Weaving Workshop

Hosted by SwitzerCultCreative | Instructor: Jessica Silvey
  • SwitzerCultCreative