In celebration of their first year of “marriage”, the Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library are hosting a Paperversary ~ a one of a kind fundraising social event in support of craft and the community. Try your hand at a variety of craft techniques, bid on artwork by Winnipeg’s very own makers, sample dozens of homemade desserts in the epic battle of cake vs. pie, and dance the night away at this one of a kind event!
Funds raised will go towards building the C2 CENTRE FOR CRAFT, a new hub for contemporary and traditional craft featuring an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum and workshop space set to open summer of 2017.
THURSDAY APRIL 6, 2017 | 7 – 11PM
THE GOOD WILL SOCIAL CLUB
625 PORTAGE AVE., WINNIPEG, MB
This year’s theme is Paperversary – a playful nod to the traditional first year anniversary gift – and will feature all manner of paper-based crafts. Artist Kelly Ruth will even be providing paper-themed costume guidance during the event – or if you’re feeling especially crafty, give it your best shot and show us how you celebrate paper!
Tickets are limited, don’t miss out!
Are you able to support the Paperversary in other ways? Find out all of the different ways you can contribute below.
From donating artwork to baking to volunteering – there is something for everyone!
DONATE to the Craft Auction
The centerpiece of this fundraiser will be a silent auction of contemporary and traditional craftwork by our members. At last year’s Good Ol’ Manitoba Craft Social, more than $2,700 was raised from the auction alone thanks to the generous support of craftspeople.
Submission process: Please email email@example.com by March 18th to let us know what you’ll be donating to the auction and approximate dimensions. Fill out the attached Paperversary craft auction CONTRACT form and bring it, along with your work, to the MCML during the drop off times indicated. Please pack your work carefully to ensure its safety during transportation to the Paperversary event and home at the end of the evening with its new owner. Packing your work in a box is recommended.
Eligible work: The silent auction is open to original work in any craft related media. Minimum starting bid is $25 or higher, as set by the craft artist.
Please visit the CALL on our Website for more details
The mystery bag booth is a definite favourite at this event. Attendees can purchase a bag filled with unknown goodies for $5. We are currently looking for donations for the mystery bags. These bags can be filled with almost anything, it is a mystery after all. People who make a donation to the mystery bags will be acknowledged at the event, and on the Paperversary social media. Please contact Jennifer Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute to the mystery bags.
We rely on the generosity of volunteers to make this event happen!
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Know you are making a difference!
Funds raised will go towards building the C2 CENTRE FOR CRAFT, a new hub for contemporary and traditional craft featuring an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum and workshop space.
Together, we can build an amazing future for craft in Manitoba.