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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




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 info@mcml.ca 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



Mystery Bags   


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 jennifersmith062@gmail.com to contribute to the mystery bags.


We rely on the generosity of volunteers to make this event happen!

Sign up for a shift!


Promote the Event!


Tweet, share and spread the word on this great event!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1248448248578911/ for the Facebook event

or check out our Website at http://manitobacraft.ca/2017/02/paperversary/.


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.



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4th Annual Handmade Holiday Sale

Admission: $2
Friday November 23, 5 -10pm  ~  Live music, food and drink!
Saturday November 24, 10am – 4pm


It’s fast approaching!  The 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Sale of Contemporary Craft is almost here.  If you are in Winnipeg or nearby, make sure to save the date and pay these Manitoba Artists a visit at the FRAME Arts Warehouse in The Exchange.  Stop by on the 23rd, and you’ll be in for an extra treat; there’ll be live music, food and drink!

Featuring unique and inspiring work in ceramics, metal, fibre, glass, paper and more by artists Caroline Barientos, Alma Kennedy, Brook Drabot, CJ Tennant, Crystal Nykoluk, Jane Wood, Katerina Pappas, Kelly Ruth, Rachael Kroeker, Kay Nemeth, Kelli Rey, Melanie Wesley, PJ Anderson, Wendy Severson, Roy Liang, Alexandra Tumanov, and Jolanta Sokalska.

Check out vendor Katerina Pappas wonderful blog on the sale!  http://www.aeliosdesign.com/

We rely on the help of our generous volunteers to keep this sale running year after year.  If you are available, please sign up and help make the Handmade Holiday Sale another success!  Just follow the link below:


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First Friday Opening :: Featuring Shawna Munro

5-9 pm,
at MCC, 553-70 Arthur Street

MCC presents:
Work by Shawna Munro
 “For the past two years, I have been exploring the relationship between me and my mother through various craft practices.

I have been examining the parallel actions we take in our daily lives that are obsessive and escapist in nature.  My mother’s obsession is her passion for reading Romance novels, while mine is the repetition and labour-intensive quality of using domestic craft as a medium in my studio practice.”


Please contact us re: office/viewing hours at info@manitobacraft.ca or call us at 946-0803 (we do not have regular gallery hours, but are open for viewing whenever staff are present in the office).


First Fridays in the Exchange is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts and the further development of a vital Exchange Area community




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