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The Winnipeg Art Gallery Celebrates the Art of Craft with Handmade Gifts and Homemade Food

67 artists will display and sell their work at the fifth annual CRAFTED: Show + Sale

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 6, 2019: The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s fifth annual CRAFTED: Show + Sale, coming up Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 showcases the latest work by over 60 jury-selected artists, presented in partnership with the Manitoba Craft Council and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association.

Quick Facts:
• Over 60 Canadian artists working in mediums as diverse as ceramics, fibre, glass, jewelry, and mixed media will fill the WAG with beautiful handmade creations just in time for the holidays.
• Inuit artists from Nunavut including Melissa Attagutsiak, Annie Kilabuk, Helen Kaloon, Chelsey St. John, Alina Tungilik, Ashoona Studios, and Siqiniq Street Designs will be at CRAFTED, in the lead-up to the 2020 opening of the Inuit Art Centre, which will share the world’s largest collection of Inuit art with all.
• Arctic Canada Trading Company (Northwest Territories) and the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador will be present.
• Two MakerLab workshops on the Penthouse Level will allow visitors to create their own crocheted scrunchies and natural dyed pillowcases.
• Tickets to CRAFTED are just $5 or free for kids under 12, and include Gallery admission.
• One of the unique features of CRAFTED is a philanthropic component involving the local community. This year, a cookbook pairing chefs and ceramic artists will support The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Winnipeg Harvest.
• Throughout CRAFTED 2019, chefs from Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. will serve soup at the ever popular Soup Bar featuring recipes from the CRAFTED Cookbook, Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels Volume 2.

About the Cookbook:
• The second volume of a philanthropic cookbook featuring 21 recipes, Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels is a collaborative project of Ayoko Design and the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED: Show + Sale.
• Both cookbooks were made possible by CRAFTED 2019 Chair Yoko Chapman and her company Ayoko Design, which created this special cookbook issue of Anthropologie. Representing Winnipeg and beyond, participating chefs and artists donated their time and expertise to bring the vision to life.
• Proceeds from the net retail sales profit of the publication will be divided equally between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Winnipeg Harvest.
• The first volume of the cookbook has raised to date $15 000 in support of Winnipeg Harvest.
• Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels Volume 2 is available for order online at, at ShopWAG (300 Memorial Blvd) and WAG@The Forks (Johnston Terminal), during this year’s CRAFTED event, plus Ayoko Design (302-960 Portage Ave), C2 Centre for Craft (1-329 Cumberland Avenue). See the full list of retailers online.

“It is an honour to be holding the fifth annual CRAFTED: Show + Sale at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, with over 60 artists from Manitoba, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland and Labrador in attendance. This unique event celebrates artists and artist associations through handmade gift-giving from the heart. Thank you to the 2019 CRAFTED committee and all volunteers for making it all possible.”
– Sherri Van Went, Manager of Retail Operations, Winnipeg Art Gallery

“Supporting the Winnipeg community has always been Ayoko Design’s main objective. This CRAFTED cookbook collaboration has not only allowed us to promote local talents and businesses, it has given us the opportunity to support nourishment of the soul and body by partnering with The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Winnipeg Harvest.”
– Yoko Chapman, CRAFTED 2019 Chair, owner of Ayoko Design, and Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Anthologie

CRAFTED 2019 Committee: Yoko Chapman (Chair), Joyce Berry, Johanna Brierley, Siri Northcott McCaulder (Volunteer Coordinator) Heather Shayna, Margaret-Ann Smith, Celeana Tennant, Cathie Ugrin.

Craft Council
Tammy Sutherland, Manitoba Craft Council
Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster, Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association

Sussex Realty (Presenting Sponsor); Ayoko Design (Philanthropic Partner); The Winnipeg Free Press (Media Sponsor); CRAFTED 2019 Soup Bar Donors Arctic Co-operatives Limited, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, Verde Juice Bar, Winnipeg’s Original City Bread, ERA Bistro, Feast Café Bistro, Greek Market, Unilever Food Solutions, Black Market Provisions; CRAFTED 2019 Anonymous Donor.

Associated Links:
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Ayoko Design
Winnipeg Harvest
Manitoba Craft Council
Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association

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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact

Amy Rebecca Harrison
Engagement Supervisor
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Amber O’Reilly
Engagement Officer
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery 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. The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. To celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. Opening in 2020, the Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To learn more visit


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