CRAFTED: Show + Sale Returns to WAG this Weekend
Over 60 artists will share handmade works in the seventh edition of the sale
Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2, 2021: The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s seventh annual CRAFTED: Show + Sale is coming up this Friday, November 5 and runs until Sunday, November 7. After an online-only sale in 2020, CRAFTED returns for an in-person showcase of the latest work by jury-selected artists. For the first time, CRAFTED will take over some of the spaces throughout Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre. Presented in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council and Northwest Territories Arts, CRAFTED: Show + Sale will fill the Gallery with beautiful handmade creations, just in time for the holidays.
One of the unique features of CRAFTED is a philanthropic component that changes each year. From a call for handmade quilts going to patients in care, to a drive for knitted toques for youth, the art of craft becomes the heart of craft thanks to the community. This year, we’re offering the purchase of a beaded needle case maker kit, including supplies and online instruction with Métis beadwork artist and designer Jennine Krauchi. All proceeds will be donated to The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
Lovers of fine, handmade goods will enjoy a safe shopping experience with timed ticketing. Tickets are available now in two-hour time blocks at wag.ca/CRAFTED. Tickets sell out quickly, so we encourage visitors to book ahead.
- CRAFTED: Show + Sale is a one-of-a-kind craft show presented in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council and Northwest Territories Arts.
- The three-day event takes place from Friday, November 5 (11am-9pm) to Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7 (11am-5pm).
- Tickets for CRAFTED are $10 per person on Friday for first pick of artists’ selections, and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free for youth under 12. Tickets are available now at wag.ca/CRAFTED and include your Gallery admission.
- This year for our philanthropic component, purchase a beading kit for $35 from Métis beadwork artist and designer Jennine Krauchi. All proceeds will be donated to The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
- Shop over 60 artists with works spanning textiles, glass, wood, metal, clay, and more – throughout the two connected WAG-Qaumajuq buildings.
- Katita, the new café on the main floor of Qaumajuq, is open for refreshments and light snacks daily.
- Visitors will enjoy Qaumajuq’s Visible Vault featuring thousands of Inuit carvings and current exhibitions including Naadohbii: To Draw Water, presented by BMO Financial Group, European and Canadian Art, 1500-1900, Heartbeat of a Nation: Metis Women, 250 Years, and more.
“We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to CRAFTED in-person at WAG-Qaumajuq. This year’s event has been extended to three days with timed-ticketing to allow for a safe and spacious shopping experience. We invite visitors to explore this incredible line up of craft artists from Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. We are so very grateful to our partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and of course to the incredibly talented artists for sharing their work with us. Happy shopping!”
– Sherri Van Went, Manager of Retail Operations, Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq
“We are thrilled to be returning to the Winnipeg Art Gallery this year for CRAFTED 2021. While the virtual world may not be the easiest place to encounter craft in all its tactile glory, both artists and supporters took up the challenge during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crafted 2020 Online connected craftspeople and buyers during an isolating time, putting much needed revenue into the hands of a hard hit community and carrying the Crafted legacy forward. As lovers and supporters of craft, you invested in your local community of makers, and we thank you!”
– Tammy Sutherland, Director, Manitoba Craft Council
“NWT Arts is very grateful to our partners at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Manitoba Craft Council. Without their commitment to collaboration and passion for helping Northern artists find new opportunities, our participation would not be possible. We are excited for our diverse cohort of traditional and contemporary visual artists to show their unique work and share their northern stories.”
– Johanna Tiemessen, Manager, NWT Arts Program.
WAG-Qaumajuq thanks Presenting Sponsor Sussex Realty, Media Sponsor Winnipeg Free Press and supporter Joyce Berry whose generous support helps make this event possible.
CRAFTED Show + Sale
Manitoba Craft Council
Northwest Territories Arts
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
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Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq
The Winnipeg Art Gallery (the WAG) is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. Opened in March 2021, Qaumajuq connects to the WAG on all levels, celebrating the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. The new WAG-Qaumajuq cultural campus is now one of the largest art museums in Canada. To learn more visit wag.ca.
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