Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FROM THE DESK OF TCA: Save the date for City of Craft 2008! (December 13)

I can't even believe that we are knock knock knockin' on December's door! And you all know what that means...City of Craft 2008 is upon us!

I am super stoked to announce details about our show on December 13th...which is chock full of cool new programming including some Queen West neighbourhood participaction in the crafty fun. Claustrophobes take note: if you found things a bit squishy last year, be assured that we have changed our layout & (somewhat sadly) reduced our numbers slightly to allow for a more breezy shopping experience on the craft fair floor.

Without further ado....

The City of Craft Collective presents:


City of Craft 2008 postcard front

Come forth crafty citizens to City of Craft 2008 - an innovative craft culture event where craft shoppers & makers come together to celebrate the handmade spirit. No ordinary craft fair, City of Craft 2008 features free workshops, craft-based installations, and outreach by community arts groups & studios, all alongside a curated craft fair of modern handmade goods.

Details: WHAT: City of Craft 2008 WHO: 50+ craft vendors, community groups, installation artists, workshop leaders & satellite participants WHEN: Saturday December 13, 2008, noon-8pm WHERE: Theatre Centre, located at 1087 Queen Street West at Dovercourt

Some show highlights to get you excited:

*FREE STUFF ALERT: the first one hundred visitors will receive swag bags printed by Studio XIX filled with coupons for the show, plus fantastic goodies from indie publications and local & international craft artists.
*AWESOME STUFF ALERT: Check out amazing handmade goods on offer by more than 40 talented makers: http://cityofcraft.com/2008/cityofcraft/vendors.html
*NEIGHBOURHOOD CRAFT CRAWL: City of Craft takes to the streets with crafty programming in local businesses and galleries. (Those of you with a sweet tooth should not miss out on cupcake decorating & knitting activities at the Knit Café.)
*CRAFTY-COOL INSTALLATIONS: Stop by the window of League of Lovers and Thieves to check out Tara Bursey's installation of hundreds or origami shoes made with tea bags, or have a Victorian silhouette portrait taken by Danijela Photography, featuring a papercut frame by artist Li Sui. Get lost in a landscape of fibre, photography and sound by Lynn Harrigan, Scott M2 and dreamSTATE.
*MAKE YOUR OWN HANDMADE GIFTS (FREE!): Workshops include origami star books by the Paper Place, fabric covered magnet sets by The Workroom, recycled felt ornaments by Mr. Sköna, and screen printed cards by Kid Icarus.
*AFTERNOON TEA: Eat treats from Yummy Stuff & sip tea by Tealish between 2-4pm

So there you have it, there is really no better place to be on December 13th, 2008.

Visit the show website at http://cityofcraft.com/2008/cityofcraft which is being continually updated with more details.

Facebookers can spread the word & stay updated here.


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