CITY OF CRAFT X: HANDMADE DECADE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 9, 10, 11, 2016
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West (entrance on Lisgar St.)
$3 (Kids 12 & Under FREE)
RSVP on Facebook!
2016 design by Doublenaut
PRESENTED AND KINDLY SPONSORED BY
The Theatre Centre, Old Weston, Doublenaut, Roisin, Weekender Supply, The Workroom, Plants You Can’t Kill, Kid Icarus, Becca Gilgan Photography, Worker Bee Supply Co., Desmond and Beatrice Bakeshop and Uppercase Magazine.
You’re invited to the craftiest birthday party of the year - City of Craft turns 10!
This December we are excited to celebrate a decade of craft in Toronto, and we’re partying in style with over 60 of the city’s finest makers (half of them are brand new!), an inspiring selection of workshops, installations, giveaways and good vibes.
The festivities kick off on Friday night, be sure to swing by before the weekend madness to get your hands on the freshest selection, enjoy a night of drinks and music, and enter our Win Your Wish Giveaway to walk away with your favourite piece made by your favourite maker!
And, as always, free screen-printed, limited edition tote bags filled with delicious swag for the first 100 people through the door Saturday morning!
Click here for the complete vendor listing, and follow us here for more updates!
From all of us at City of Craft, THANK YOU for so enthusiastically supporting this incredible community of local craftspeople, and shopping local and handmade all these years!
What is City of Craft?
City of Craft is a collective of craft-engaged arts organizers who aim to build community in the Toronto craftscape, support independent craft businesses, and encourage the larger community to get involved with crafty happenings in the city. We organize Toronto's largest independently-run, juried craft show each December featuring craft-based installations, free workshops, and craft-related programming in local businesses and galleries, attracting approximately 4,000 attendees.
When is City of Craft 2016?
City of Craft takes place on the second weekend of December (the 10th and 11th), with an opening party on the evening of Friday, December 9th. The $3 admission fee allows you access to the show for the entire duration. City of Craft is free to attend for children under 12. The hours of the show are 6pm-10pm on Friday, 11am-6pm on Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday.
Where is the event taking place?
City of Craft is partnered with The Theatre Centre at 1115 Queen St. West (at Lisgar). Housed in the former Carnegie Library (a heritage property built in 1909), The Theatre Centre is a live arts hub and incubator featuring two fully-accessible floors, a green roof patio, and delightful cafe that allows vistors to sip and nibble and chill out over the course of the show.
How many participants are there at your shows?
Between vendors, installation operators, workshop leaders, and neighbourhood partners we have over 70 organizations, businesses and individuals participating in City of Craft. For actual tabelling vendors, the Winter show has settled into 55-60 a year (depending on table size and allocation).
How many years has City of Craft been happening?
City of Craft has been running since 2007. This is our TENTH YEAR!
How do I apply?
Applications for Winter 2016 open in mid-August and will be live until September 10th, 2016 at midnight EST. Applications are done exclusively online. We are not able to consider any applications received after the deadline.
How are participants selected?
All of our events are programmed in different ways - some are curated and invitational (sometimes programmed by guest curators), some are lotteries, some are free-for-alls. The big Winter show, however, is juried by City of Craft core organizers and an invited panel of jurors with seasoned backgrounds in the craft and DIY communities.
Do you need volunteers? And can I be one?
We sure do! There are all sorts of volunteer jobs up for grabs from postering to set-up to concessions and more! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. We'd love to have you!