Crafted Vancouver: New month-long craft fest launches in May

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A new kind of craft festival is coming to Vancouver this spring. Crafted Vancouver will introduce multiple craft disciplines through several events–including workshops, self-guided tours, presentations, tastings, talks, and more.

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Beginning Weaving Classes with Amanda Wood (Crafted Vancouver)

Taking place over 25 days in May, Crafted Vancouver will showcase “established and emerging makers, designers and artists whose work provides a unique point of view,” according to a media release.

During the course of the month, participants can do anything from going behind the scenes at the Vancouver Opera to learning the “joy of gin.” There will be traditional weaving demonstrations, tours of galleries and studio spaces, a course in hand-sewn tote bag making, and much more–including a free Opening Night Reception public event on May 9.

The full schedule of events for the inaugural Crafted Vancouver is available online.

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Onggi Pot Demonstration (Crafted Vancouver)

“Crafted Vancouver will show our local community the value of craft and encourage them to actively become part of the process,” said Carrie Ross, the festival’s Director.

Crafted Vancouver

When: May 4 to 28, 2018

Where: Various venues

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com