Rene Trim’s Art & Crafts: Upcoming events for November 28 and 29

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Due to a hectic workload I had to skip a week or two but, starting today, I will be back with my weekly look at our local art and craft scene. Needless to say that with Hanukkah and  Christmas coming up in only a few weeks, the “Christmas Craftshow Frenzy” is in full swing. Here’s a selection of what is going on in and around town this weekend. (You can also check out the big OttawaStart list of craft shows and bazaars here.)

 

Saturday 28 November

Kemptville – St. Michael High School

9:30 am to 4 pm

It’s the 16th Annual St. Michael CHS Christmas Craft Show! 160 tables of crafters, artisans, bakers, chefs and more! Food court and great door prizes. $2 admission or food bank donation of equal value.

 

Saturday 28 November

Ottawa – Westboro Legion

10 am to 4 pm

The Christmas Craft and Artisan Show at the Westboro Legion (389 Richmond Road) features 40 local artisans. Free event.

 

Saturday 28 November

Ottawa – Carleton Heights Community Centre

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

 

Saturday 28 November

Ottawa – Brittania Park (Rob Kolbus Lakeside Centre)

10 am to 4 pm

Chance Foundation “Be An Agel” Craft Fair

 

Saturday 28 November

Ottawa – 73 First Avenue

10 am to 3 pm

 

Saturday 28 November

Ottawa – First Avenue Public School

10 am to 3 pm

 

Saturday 28 November

Ottawa – St. Andrew’s Church

Scottish Tea and Christmas Bazaar

 

Saturday 28 November

Richmond – 6197 Perth Street

The Richmond Lodge “Craft and Bake Sale” showcases crafts made by its residents as well as local vendors, whereas baked goods (pies and breads) are prepared by the lodge’s staff.

 

Saturday 28 November & Sunday 29 November

Rockland – Lions Club

10 am to 4 pm daily

Show local this Christmas season at the 2015 Lions Christmas Craft Show in quaint Rockland, ON.

 

Saturday 28 November

Metcalfe – Community Christian School

10 am to 2 pm

 

Sunday 29 November

Ottawa – RA Centre

9 am to 3 pm

 

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Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November

Ottawa – Sir Robert Borden High School – Capital Artisans Guild

10 am to 4 pm daily

Don’t miss the 4th annual Christmas Craft Show, presented by the Capital Artisans Guild. The event features 45 of the area’s best artisans offering juried hand-made items that are sure to please. Swag bag of goodies for the first 25 visitors each day! The show takes place on November 28 and 29 at Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Road in Nepean. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking and admission are free, but visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or make a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank. Visit www.capitalartisansguild.org for more details or join our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1503667633267515/.

 

 

 

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Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November

Ottawa – Library and Archives Canada – OVCC Guild

9 am to 4 pm

The OVCC Artisans @ the Archives welcomes the holiday season with a celebration of the work of some of the best artists and artisans from across Ottawa, The Valley and The Outaouais. Our shows are renowned for bringing an exciting variety of art, crafts, designs and artisan foods together in a unique venue, and “Joy!”, our 2015 Christmas Market,  will be no exception. Here’s why you don’t want to miss it:

Swag bags loaded with goodies for the first 50 visitors daily!

A $5 gift certificate – redeemable at any of the 100 vendors – handed out EVERY 10 MINUTES to visitors brave enough to wear a REALLY ugly Christmas or Hanukkah sweater!

NO commercial vendors – NO resellers – 100% LOCAL artists and artisans

Parking free – admission $2 (door tickets only – proceeds go to “Sit With Me” dog rescue and “Adopt Me” cat rescue).

Wine bar provided by Savour Italy, who are also taking care of tea, coffee, water, pop & juices, and beer.

Event music provided by BlastTheRadio.com (live on location!) – Ottawa’s little station making BIG noise!

Lunches & treats (regular, vegan, gluten free) available.

Please check our website www.ovccshow.com for more announcements or join our event on Facebook.

 

That’s all for now, folks – have a creative week and don’t forget to shop local at any – or all – of the aforementioned events!


Rene Trim

Rene is the chair of the executive committee of the Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles (OVCC) Guild. The OVCC organizes art & craft shows featuring local artists and artisans from the Ottawa Valley.

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1 Response

  1. Lynn says:

    Great to see you back, Rene – it’s craft show season and I’m blissed out on shows! I need you to supply my fix :).

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