It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2020 Craft Dinner fundraising and community celebration event - this year Craft Ontario has decided to shake things up and connect throughout the province to deliver small gatherings that celebrate craft through community and delicious food.

Here’s where we’ll be celebrating:

  • Toronto, Monday, October 19, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
    Co-hosted by Jane Moore at The Good Son Restaurant
  • Ottawa, Monday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
    Co-hosted by Alan Elder and Lisa Pai at the All Saints Event Space
  • Peterborough, Monday, November 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
    Co-hosted by Kent Farndale and Janice Fortune at the Kettle Drums Restaurant
  • Guelph, Monday, November 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
    Co-hosted with John Arnold at Manhattans Restaurant

Choose one of four fantastic evenings of community building with a fun raising dinner! Enjoy a 3-course dinner and drinks, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the 2020 award recipients.

Each evening will include a small group of 20 – 25 supporters in a local community setting, alongside a contemporary craft auction with a twist!

Member ticket: $175
Regular ticket: $200

Tickets are being sold by table to ensure physical distancing, venues are exclusively hosting Craft Dinner guests for the evening, and ticket purchases are 100% refundable if any of the four events need to be cancelled due to further Covid-19 closures. 

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Craft Dinner is an opportunity for craft enthusiasts, business leaders, philanthropists and patrons to collectively share their commitment to support craft in Ontario and the incredible artists that create the unique and vital work that enrich our lives.

Your support is even more important to Craft Ontario this year while the arts community deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Your support will help deliver and grow much-needed programming, which is one of the key ways that we are able to champion craft.

If you cannot attend, we would be so thankful if instead you choose to make a donation to Craft Ontario, or purchase tickets for craft artists who have limited funds to purchase their own. Your involvement and support are deeply appreciated.

We very much hope to see you at a Craft Dinner event near you!

Unable to attend but still want to support Craft Ontario? Please use the Donate button below.



Our donors, community members and neighbours are integral to Craft Ontario's success - thank you to everyone that contributed to the 2019 event:

Friend Circle Sponsors
Barbara Banfield & Stephen Rawn
Diane Brisebois
Mary & Bill Corcoran
Louise Dimma
Kent Farndale
Peter Goring
Camilla & Chester Gryski
Tracy Hatten
Gilles Latour
Cliff Ledwos
Melinda & John Mayhall
Ann Mortimer
Garth Norbraten
Nancy’s Very Own Foundation
Joyce Seagram
Jane Lewitt & Dan Taylor
Raphael Yu
Community Member Donors
Alix Davis
Amanda McCavour
Aneela Dias D’Sousa
Annika Hoefs
Anu Raina
Brad Copping
Chiho Tokita
Ernie Bies
Gabrielle Kauffman
Gillian Batcher
Grace Eun Mi Lee
Jeff Goodman Studio
Jeremy Gawen
Jerre Davidson
Joon Hee Kim
Kathy Kranias
Katy Baker
Kent Farndale
Korinna Azreiq
Community Member Donors
Lesley McInnally
Linda Mather
Lisa Creskey
Mariel Waddell
Micheline Roi
Michelle Mendlowitz
Nadia Tasci
Pasha Moezzi
Ray Prince
Renato Foti
Ricky Shi (Uppdoo)
Rob Raeside
Rudolph Schafron
Susan Rankin
Taliaferro Jones
Tammy McClennan
Tania Love
Neighbourhood Donors
18 Waits
100% Silk Shop Gallery
Birds of North America
Canadian Opera Company
Carbon Computing
The Drake Hotel
Gladstone Hotel
The Good Son Restaurant
Layal Spa & Yoga
Mind Your Body 
Mirvish Productions
Platinum Health and Wellness
Sekai Nail and Beauty Bar
The Theatre Centre
TYPE Books
Victoire Boutique

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.