Events

 Join Craft Ontario at one of our wide range of events celebrating craft and craft makers.  Click each heading to learn more... 

Craft Show

Craft Ontario's yearly retail Craft Show, focusing on in presenting craft excellence with a shopping focus. Showcasing the work 50 of our members, from all media and all career levels, it is set to become a yearly Thanksgiving tradition and a great way to launch your Christmas shopping! Open to the public with a non-mandatory donation requested at the door. 

Maker Shaker

Maker Shaker is Craft Ontario's ever-popular annual martini-themed fundraiser.  Join us each year for an evening of fun mingling and imbibing, and choose from a range of one-of-a-kind glasses and goblets made by our members. Open to the public, tickets on sale in advance or at the door. 

Craft Awards Ceremony

Each year Craft Ontario awards approximately $25,000 in grants and awards to Ontario's best makers working at every career level and in every medium. The evening is especially exciting as it fulfills months of anticipation when the yearly recipients names are finally revealed! Join us to celebrate craft excellence. Open to the public. 

Exhibition Openings

Craft Ontario hosts 5-6 exhibitions every year in our Gallery on Queen Street West.  Check the Exhibitions Page for information about upcoming opening receptions.  The exhibitions and their opening receptions are always open to the public and a great chance to get to meet the artists behind the works and catch up with your fellow craft enthusiasts. 

Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Gala

Held every 5 years to align with our major anniversaries to celebrate the craft community's greatest supporters. The next gala will be in Fall 2016.  Ticketed event. 

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.