Rene Trim’s Arts and Crafts: Upcoming events for December 12 and 13


Here’s a selection of some of the many Christmas art and crafts events that are taking place this weekend:


Heart, Home & Handmade

(Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa)

Saturday 12 December from 10 am to 4 pm

Heart, Home & Handmade is a semi-annual boutique event created to showcase some of Ottawa and its surrounding area’s talented handmade designers; a modern twist on the conventional craft fair! Let the 60+ artists and artisans dazzle you with their creations! Non-perishable food item(s) and/or monetary donations to the Ottawa Food Bank are welcome!.


Last Minute Christmas Craft Show

(Capital Artisans Guild – St. Patrick’s High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa)

December 12 and 13 from 10 am to 4 pm daily.

The Capital Artisans Guild offers you one last opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof! This juried event showcases the work of some of Ottawa’s finest artists and artisans and you are guaranteed to find something unique for everyone on your list. Parking and admission are free, and the first 25 visitors will receive a swag bag!















(Local photographer Jane Cass is one of the participants in the Capital Artisans Guild’s Last Minute Show)


20th Annual Christmas Craft and Concession Show

(Merrickville Agricultural Society, 317 Brock Street West, Merrickville)

December 12  from 10 am to 4 pm

The Merrickville Christmas Craft Show showcases over 30 local vendors, representing a wide variety of items including homemade preserves, jams and jellies, jewellery, quilts, home decors, woodworking and more. All proceeds of the event go to support the Merrickville Agricultural Society and their effecors to promote agricultural awareness in the community.


Christmas Market

(Merivale United Church, 1976 Merivale Road, Ottawa)

December 12 from 9 am to 3 pm

Crafts, food and art as well as the Pizza All’Antica Truck await you at the Merivale United Church. Coffee, tea and sweets are also available. All proceeds go to help repair and maintain this heritage building.



Last Chance Christmas Craft and More Show

(Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Drive, Nepean)

December 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.


Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale

(EY Centre, Hall 3, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa)

Ongoing until December 20 (please note the event will be closed on Monday 14 December)

This event features an astounding assortment of quality Canadian handmade goods, including jewellery, fashion and accessories, pottery, glassware, sculptures, fine art, leather, gourmet treats, and more, providing you with an unforgettable shopping experience where you’ll find gifts worth giving. Admission $7 (adults) or $5 (seniors and youths ages 13 to 17).


That’s all for now, folks, have a creative week and don’t forget to support local.

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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