List of Seasonal Craft Shows from the TCA

The Toronto Craft Alert provided this reminder of some of the winter craft shows. This will be of use to those of you planning to buy handmade & local this holiday season!


If you will be participating in any of these (or other) shows, be sure to let us know!


Holiday Dreams (Scarborough Arts Council's Annual Holiday Members Exhibition & Sale)

Date(s): Thursday, November 18 to Saturday, December 18

Times: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location (venue, address, city): The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road (at Birchmount Rd), Scarborough

Website/contact info: http://www.scarborougharts.com/2009/11/26/holiday-dreams-sac-members-show-november-26-january-12/

Local artists, unique handcrafted gifts, painting, pottery, jewellery, cards, photography & textiles - reasonably priced.


One of a Kind Show & Sale

Date(s): Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, December 5, 2010

Times: Weekdays and Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto ON

Website/contact info: http://www.oneofakindshow.com/xmas10

Admission: $12/adult (save $2 if you purchase online), $6.50/seniors & students, children 12 and under are free

The One of a Kind Show and Sale features an endless selection of handcrafted items created by talented artists and craftspeople.


PieceWORK

Date(s): Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28

Times: 11 a.m. - 6p.m., with an opening reception on November 26 from 6 - 10 p.m.

Location: Gladstone Hotel, 2nd floor, 1214 Queen St. W. (at Dufferin),Toronto

Website/contact info: http://www.gladstonehotel.com/events/exhibitions/piecework

Gladstone Hotel's Annual curated "Pop-UP" textile and Fibre Show and Sale. Participating artists will present unique artist-made objects, wearables, fashion accessories, and home dΓ©cor items for sale.


6th annual Crafternoon Tea (hosted by Nathalie-Roze & Co.)

Date(s): Saturday, November 27

Times: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Queen Street East Presbyterian Church, 947 Queen Street East (at Carlaw), Toronto

Website/contact info: http://www.nathalie-roze.com

Over 35 indie vendors of handmade goodies ~ most items priced well under $50 (nothing over $75), plus an English-style tea service for neighbourhood charities.


SpeakEasy's Annual Holiday Sale

Date(s): Thursday, December 2

Times: 7 - 11 p.m.

Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. (at Dufferin), Toronto

Website/contact info: http://www.blttogo.com

An opportunity for the public to see the work of 40 local artists, ranging from quirky one-off ceramics to handmade soap, jewellery and hand painted Christmas cards.


Artist Proof Sale & Open House Fundraiser

Date(s): Thursday, December 2 to Saturday, December 18

Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Location: Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto

Website/contact info: http://www.openstudio.on.ca

An excellent opportunity to pick up original fine art prints by both old and new favourites, and a great way to get some unique and interesting gifts for everyone on your holiday gift list. It is also an important fundraiser for Open Studio.


Sheridan Textile Studio Sale

Date(s): Friday, December 3rd

Times: 5-9 pm

Location: the workroom, 1340 Queen St. West, Toronto

Website/contact info: http://www.theworkroom.ca

Hand-printed textiles, cards, handmade textile gifts and delicious refreshments! All proceeds support the third year textiles students' exhibition.


26th Annual OCAD Book Arts Fair

Date(s): Saturday, December 4

Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: The Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Website/contact info: http://ocaduprintmaking.wordpress.com/2010-book-arts-fair

Visitors can peruse and purchase hand-printed and bound books, prints, artist multiples, handmade paper and cards, buttons, totes, letterpress posters and much more!


Movies & Makers

Date(s): Saturday, December 4

Times: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., Toronto

Website/contact info: http://movies-and-makers.blogspot.com

A diverse mix of local makers of fine, cool, funky, sassy art and craft selling their wares at the stunning Fox Theatre in the Beaches.


The Wandering Winter Craft Show

Date(s): Sunday, December 5, Saturday, December 11, Sunday, December 19

Times: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: 5th: Canadian Corps. Association, 201 Niagara Street (south of King St.), upper level; 11th: Ralph Thornton Community Centre,765 Queen St. E., 2nd Floor; 19th: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. (at Dufferin), 2nd Floor Gallery

Website/contact info: http://www.shopcats.ca/Shop_Cats.html

Three dates, three weeks, three different locations across Toronto!

Lots of different vendors at each show! Come to one, come to two, come to them all!


Methinks Presents 3rd Annual Holiday PopUp Art Shop

Date(s): Friday, December 10 - Monday, December 27
Times: 12 - 6 daily

Location: Project 165, 165 Augusta Ave, Toronto
Website/contact info: http://methinkspresents.org/project165

A playful space of curiosity and wonder showcasing a broad range of contemporary art and craft by local and international talent at affordable prices.


City of Craft

Date(s): Saturday, December 18 & Sunday, December 19

Times: Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto

Website/contact info: http://www.cityofcraft.com

Admission: $2

Toronto's largest independently run juried craft sale featuring craft-based installations, free workshops, and craft-related programming in local businesses and galleries.


For more shows, visit the TCA Forum.


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