CRAFT IS EVERYWHERE!

Our Signature and Events Programme are custom designed to get you up close and personal, celebrating exceptional fine craft and our crafted world in fresh and sometimes surprising ways. Build your own itinerary from a wide selection of Signature Events hosted by Crafted Vancouver and Independent Events hosted by an enthusiastic group of official Event Partners.

THERE’S AN EVENT  FOR EVERYONE

Craft appreciators and collectors are invited to immerse themselves in exclusive Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks & Presentations, Crafted in the City – Shop & Showroom Events, Food & Drinks Events, Hands-On Workshops, Guided Tours, Opening Receptions, Demonstrations, REEL Crafted Film Festival, Live Podcast, Performances and more.

EVENT VENUES

Intimate events and open exhibitions that shine a light on the hand-made take place at a variety of select venues throughout Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley over 25 days in May. Taking place at studios, galleries, museums, gardens, heritage buildings, shops, performance centres, showrooms & luxury retail throughout Metro Vancouver, festival events are designed to highlight the committed maker behind each work.

All 2019 Events

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H Project | Uncrate Southeast Asia

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Crafted in the City | Hosted by Holt Renfrew Vancouver
Shop/Showroom Event
Multi-disciplinary

Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery & Jordan Strom, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections
Exhibition
Architecture and Gardens

Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World | Opening Reception

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery | With artist Omer Arbel & Jordan Strom, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections
Opening Reception
Architecture and Gardens

Haida Now

Hosted by Museum of Vancouver in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum
Exhibition
Indigenous Craft-Based Art
Three Graces

Ancient Women In Textile

Hosted by Angela Clarke, Museum Director and Curator at Il Museo & featuring the work of Ruth Scheuing
Exhibition
Textiles

Ancient Women In Textile | Opening Night

Hosted by Angela Clarke, Museum Director and Curator at Il Museo & featuring the work of Ruth Scheuing
Opening Reception
Textiles

Planning a Heritage Garden

Hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation & featuring Christine Allen, Author of ‘Gardens of Vancouver’
Hands On Workshop
Architecture and Gardens

Cedar Weaving Weekend Retreat

Hosted by Jessica Silvey and Backeddy Resort & Marina
Hands On Workshop
Indigenous Craft-Based Art, Traditional + Ancestral Crafts

Bus Tour with Omer Arbel

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery & Omer Arbel
Guided Tour
Architecture and Gardens

From the Studios: Connection

Featuring the work of Eszter Burghardt, Bridget Catchpole, Michel DuVernet, Yorke Graham, Kari Kristensen, Renée Macdonald, Louise Perrone, Christi York
Exhibition
Textiles, Lighting, Paper, Graphics and Printing, Jewellery, Metalworking, Leatherworking

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
Opening Reception
Textiles, Lighting, Paper, Graphics and Printing, Jewellery, Metalworking, Leatherworking

75 Years of Friendship | Mexico-Canada Concert

Presented by the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver, Estudie Canada, UBC, and UBC Music | Featuring performers Chroma Cuartet, and guitarist Luis Angel Medina
Performance
Performing Arts

Spotlight on Mexico

Sponsors: Gov. for State of Oaxaca | Consulate General of Mexico | AMEXCID | Aeromexico
Crafted Vancouver Signature Event
Exhibition, Talk/Presentation, Hands On Workshop, Performance
Textiles, Ceramics, Jewellery, Wood Carving

The Earring Show

Hosted by Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring the work of participating jewellers
Exhibition
Jewellery

Crafted in the City

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Featuring: Holt Renfrew, SwitzerCultCreative, Coastal Peoples Gallery, Ai + Om
Shop/Showroom Event
Multi-disciplinary

John Fluevog Shoes: Of Metaphors & Meaning

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Crafted in the City | Hosted by John Fluevog Shoes Vancouver | Stephanie Symns
Shop/Showroom Event
Textiles, Fashion and Accessories

Signs of Life

Funk Shui Felt | Artists Jessica de Haas + Christina Norberg
Shop/Showroom Event
Textiles

Guided Tour: The Fluevog Design Studio

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Crafted in the City | Hosted by John Fluevog Shoes Gastown
Guided Tour, Shop/Showroom Event
Fashion and Accessories
La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola | Backstage Tour with Vancouver Opera

Guided by Parvin Mirhady, Head of Costumes | Presented by Vancouver Opera
Guided Tour
Performing Arts
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Meet the Makers

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Crafted Vancouver Signature Event
Demonstration
Textiles, Ceramics, Recycled + Upcycled Work, Paper, Graphics and Printing, Jewellery, Fashion and Accessories, Leatherworking

Pin & Post

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Meet the Makers | Featuring 22 participating member artists of Vancouver Metal Arts Association
Exhibition
Jewellery

Princesses and Horses

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring the work of Anyuta Gusakova
Exhibition
Ceramics, Mixed Media

Princesses and Horses | Artist Reception

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring the work of Anyuta Gusakova
Opening Reception
Ceramics, Mixed Media

Princesses and Horses | Artist Talk

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia & featuring Anyuta Gusakova
Talk/Presentation
Ceramics, Mixed Media

Well Made – Hola! Festival Opening & Fine Craft Auction

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Hosted by Crafted Vancouver & Special Guests Canadian Senator Patricia Bovey, the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver Berenice Díaz Ceballos, and Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation Maegen Black
Opening Reception
Multi-disciplinary

Alebrijes Painting Techniques Workshop

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Spotlight on Mexico Event with Florencio Fuentes Melchor
Hands On Workshop
Wood Carving

Citizens of Craft Live Podcast

Hosted by Canadian Crafts Federation in partnership with Crafted Vancouver
Talk/Presentation
Multi-disciplinary

Clay workshop with Ángelica Vasquez Cruz

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Spotlight on Mexico Event with Ángelica Vasquez Cruz
Hands On Workshop, Demonstration
Ceramics

Clay workshop with Carlomagno Pedro Martínez

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Spotlight on Mexico Event with Carlomagno Pedro Martínez
Hands On Workshop, Demonstration
Ceramics
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, Concealed Studio (Mario Sabljak and Cheryl Cheng), Gail Grinnell, Annyen Lam, Monique Martin, Leslie Pearson, Brangwynne Purcell, Martha Ritchie, Grant Withers
Exhibition

Signs of Life | Artists’ Reception

Hosted by Jessica de Haas and Christina Norberg
Opening Reception
Textiles

FORT | A Janaki Larsen Showroom Event

Presented by Janaki Larsen Studio | Featuring work by Anara Design, Claudia Schultz, Cloth Studio, Ebra Ziron, Ichi Antiquites, Hinterland, Janaki Larsen Ceramics, Klee Larsen, Matria Home, Mary van Wiel, Maxine Alvarez, New Trade Route, Patricia Larsen, Ron Crawford, Rozane Ward
Shop/Showroom Event
Textiles, Ceramics, Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Fashion and Accessories

Hand Sewn Tote Bag Class #1

Instructor: Steven Enns of Hand & Sew
Hands On Workshop
Leatherworking

Paneficio Studios Open Studio

Featuring the work of Arnt Arntzen, Valerie Arntzen, Lori Sokoluk, Joan Tayler
Talk/Presentation, Demonstration, Studio Event
Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Paper, Graphics and Printing, Polymer Clay Works

Spotlight on Mexico – Presentation by Carlomagno Pedro Martínez

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Spotlight on Mexico Event with Ángelica Vasquez Cruz, Carlomagno Pedro Martínez, Crispina Navarro Gómez, Florencio Fuentes Melchor, Jacobo Mendoza Ruiz, José Jorge García
Talk/Presentation
Textiles, Ceramics, Traditional + Ancestral Crafts, Wood Carving

Crafted Interiors

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Crafted Vancouver Signature Event
Exhibition
Textiles, Ceramics, Lighting, Indigenous Craft-Based Art, Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Glass and Crystal, Jewellery, Metalworking, Fashion and Accessories

Spotlight on Mexico: Demonstrations

Sponsors: Spotlight on Mexico event with Crispina Navarro Gómez, José Jorge García & Jacobo Mendoza Ruiz
Demonstration
Textiles, Jewellery

The Koerner Collection at MOA: Artist Talk with Debra Sloan

Hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia | Speaker: Debra Sloan
Talk/Presentation
Ceramics

Catherine Regehr Studio Tour

Hosted by Catherine Regehr Studio
Guided Tour
Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Fashion and Accessories

Crafted Interiors – Evening Reception

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event
Opening Reception
Textiles, Ceramics, Lighting, Indigenous Craft-Based Art, Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Glass and Crystal, Jewellery, Metalworking, Fashion and Accessories

North-West Ceramics Foundation Speaker Series | Carol Mayer

Hosted by North-West Ceramics Foundation | Speaker: Carol Mayer
Talk/Presentation
Ceramics
river vase detail

Craft Journeys

Sponsors: Granville Island Tea Company | The Wild Bunch
Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Featuring Janaki Larsen, Cathy Terepocki & Louise Perrone
Talk/Presentation
Ceramics

Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean MacKay Fahrni Collection

Canadian Society for Asian Arts in partnership with Museum of Vancouver
Exhibition
Ceramics

Skin and Bones: Curator’s Tour

Hosted by Beaty Biodiversity Museum with exhibition creator Catherine Stewart & special guests Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers
Guided Tour
Fashion and Accessories

Brendan Lee Satish Tang: Memories & Fetishes

Gallery Jones presents Brendan Lee Satish Tang
Exhibition
Ceramics, Multi-disciplinary

Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World | Exhibition Tour

Hosted by Surrey Art Gallery | Exhibition Tour with Omer Arbel and architecture critic Trevor Boddy
Guided Tour
Architecture and Gardens

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, Concealed Studio (Mario Sabljak and Cheryl Cheng), Gail Grinnell, Annyen Lam, Monique Martin, Leslie Pearson, Brangwynne Purcell, Martha Ritchie, Grant Withers
Opening Reception
Paper, Graphics and Printing

Made From Scraps: Volume 1

Hosted by Patrick Christie & Vancouver Art Community at SPACE. Featuring work from participating artists
Exhibition
Recycled + Upcycled Work, Interior Furnishing and Decoration

Made From Scraps: Volume 1 | Opening Night

Hosted by Patrick Christie & Vancouver Art Community at SPACE. Featuring work from participating artists
Opening Reception
Recycled + Upcycled Work, Interior Furnishing and Decoration

Coastal Peoples Gallery | In Discussion with Trace Yeomans

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event - Crafted in the City Hosted by the Coastal Peoples Gallery | Presented by artist Trace Yeomans
Talk/Presentation, Shop/Showroom Event
Indigenous Craft-Based Art, Multi-disciplinary

Hand Sewn Tote Bag Class #2

Instructor: Steven Enns of Hand & Sew
Hands On Workshop
Leatherworking

The Edge of Craft | Ai & Om Knives

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event - Crafted in the City Presented by Douglas Chang of Ai + Om Knives
Demonstration, Shop/Showroom Event
Metalworking

The Mechanics of Motion | Opening Reception

Hosted by David Dumbrell
Opening Reception

A Wok Around Chinatown

Hosted by guide Robert Sung & participating merchants
Guided Tour
Architecture and Gardens

The Mechanics of Motion

Exhibition

Private Garden Tour

Hosts Keith and Celia Rice-Jones of Wildrice Studio
Guided Tour, Demonstration
Ceramics, Architecture and Gardens

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

Hinterland Design
Shop/Showroom Event
Interior Furnishing and Decoration

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

Hosted by owner Riley McFerrin of Hinterland Design
Opening Reception
Interior Furnishing and Decoration

Local Flora: From Flax to Linen & Wood to Instrument

EartHand Gleaners Society | Vancouver Park Board Fieldhouse Residency Program | with Mr. Fire-Man (David Gowan), Rebecca Graham, and Sharon Kallis
Talk/Presentation, Demonstration
Textiles, Recycled + Upcycled Work, Traditional + Ancestral Crafts, Musical Instrument Making

Jewellery Art & Design | Annual Student Exhibition

Vancouver Community College | Jewellery Art & Design Programme with participating students
Exhibition
Jewellery

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

Vancouver Community College | Jewellery Art & Design Programme with participating students
Opening Reception
Jewellery

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
Exhibition
Textiles

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
Opening Reception
Textiles

Unbound: Craft Beyond Function

Curated by Stefanie Dueck and grace lee | eikcam ceramic in collaboration with dubháin, Becki Chan, Richelle Greabeiel, Mike Kammerer, James Kemp and Stefanie Dueck.
Exhibition
Ceramics, Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Jewellery, Metalworking

Unbound: Craft Beyond Function | Artists’ Reception

Curated by Stefanie Dueck and grace lee | eikcam ceramic in collaboration with dubháin, Becki Chan, Richelle Greabeiel, Mike Kammerer, James Kemp and Stefanie Dueck.
Opening Reception
Ceramics, Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Jewellery, Metalworking

2019 REEL Crafted Film Festival

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Hosted by REEL Crafted Film Festival director Richard Olak
Signature Event
Filmmaking: Craft-Based

New Craft Symposium

Material Matters Team @ ECUAD with Augusta Lutynski, Logan Mohr, and Taryn Sheppard
Talk/Presentation
Multi-disciplinary

SwitzerCultCreative Open Showroom Event

Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Crafted in the City | Hosted by SwitzerCultCreative & participating designers/makers
Shop/Showroom Event
Interior Furnishing and Decoration

Tsugihagi/Boro – Kizuna sewing workshop

Hosted by Nikkei Centre & instructor Yoriko Gillard
Hands On Workshop
Textiles
river vase detail

Crafted in the Valley

Sponsors: Luxury Transport Inc, Granville Island Tea Company, Magpie's Bakery, The Farm Store, The Farm House Natural Cheeses
Crafted Vancouver Signature Event | Hosts Klaus & Betty von Hardenberg | Cathy Terepocki | Whispering Horse Winery
Food/Drinks Event, Hands On Workshop, Guided Tour, Demonstration
Ceramics, Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Artisan Brewing + Spirits

Balvenie After Hours: Second Sip at Roedde House Museum

Sponsors: Balvenie
Crafted Vancouver in partnership with Balvenie Brand Ambassador Jamie Johnson & civic historian John Atkin
Talk/Presentation, Food/Drinks Event
Architecture and Gardens, Glass and Crystal, Artisan Brewing + Spirits

Balvenie After Hours: Second Sip at Hycroft Manor

Sponsors: Balvenie
Crafted Vancouver in partnership with Balvenie Brand Ambassador Jamie Johnson & civic historian John Atkin
Talk/Presentation, Food/Drinks Event
Architecture and Gardens, Artisan Brewing + Spirits

Balvenie After Hours: Second Sip at Brent Comber Originals

Sponsors: Balvenie
Crafted Vancouver in partnership with Balvenie Brand Ambassador Jamie Johnson & Host Brent Comber
Talk/Presentation, Food/Drinks Event
Interior Furnishing and Decoration, Artisan Brewing + Spirits

Made From Scraps: Volume 1 | Artist Panel + Conversations

Hosted by Patrick Christie & Vancouver Art Community at SPACE. Featuring work from participating artists
Talk/Presentation
Recycled + Upcycled Work, Interior Furnishing and Decoration

KADO Demonstration – The Way of Wagashi with Junichi Mitsubori

Hosted by Nikkei Centre with wagashi master Junichi Mitsubori
Demonstration

Cedar Basket Weaving Workshop

Hosted by SwitzerCultCreative | Instructor: Jessica Silvey
Hands On Workshop, Shop/Showroom Event
Indigenous Craft-Based Art, Basketry

Wagashi Master Classes by Junichi Mitsubori | 菓道家 三堀 純一 マスタークラス

Nikkei Centre with wagashi master Junichi Mitsubori
Hands On Workshop, Demonstration