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Four years ago “Big Blue,” the furnace that has provided heat for our building for over 50 years – stopped dead never to work again. We then switched to electric heat, but the last two years have left staff and volunteers with red noses and the need for extreme layering of sweaters & tights in the winter and a never-ending fight against silverfish in the summer. Therefore, to dry out this old building and avoid staff popsicles, we need to move back to gas heat. We are hosting a fundraiser on December 6th to raise the $6000 to get a new furnace – and we need your help to keep scarves off our members work!

What do a furnace and a mug have in common you say? They keep us cozy! Many of our mug-nificent artists have practical, sculptural, fanciful and downright crazy mugs to be sold at the event. The catch? All the mugs will be wrapped up in mystery boxes (valued at you$50 and $100) so you get to guess which one might be inside from their mugshots hung on the walls! Best part, after all the boxes have been sold we’ll open them up together and trade around to get your favourite!

For only a $10 (recommended) donation you can get past the bouncer (Alice the office dog), a complimentary drink and snacks, the chance to bid on the one of a kind silent auction items and mystery mug boxes, AND your own “mug shot” at our photo booth.


7:00-7:30 | arrive, get a drink and some snacks, check out the mugs!

7:30-7:45 | hear the rules, plan your strategy and sneak some more snacks

8:00-8:20 | $50 boxes on sale, consult the mug-shots and make your pick, get a second drink to help with your sleuthing

8:20-8:40 | $50 mug swap, need to work on your detective skills? Trade around for your favourite mug! Grab a photo of you (and your mug?) at our mug-shot photo booth

8:40-9:00 | $100 boxes on sale: mug sets, mug jewellery, big mugs oh my!

9:00-9:20 | $100 mug swap, don’t forget about your silent auction bids for those fancier mugs!

9:30 | silent auction closes, winners announced to claim their mugnificent prizes

10:00 | mug hugs and goodbyes


Please RSVP on Eventbrite! Donations can be made online or at the door.


Artists? Still haven’t submitted a donation? To submit your work fill out this form and drop off or mail in your work to arrive by November 30th.


Unable to attend the event? You can make a cash donation to heat our space!


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Sharing your creative vision #4&5 Sharing Your Creative Vision – How to Reach & Engage More Customers
Workshop Series

Dates: November 17th 1-3pm

Cost:  CCBC Members:  $125
Non-Members:  $150

We know you work hard at your art practice. You want your work, your vision, to be seen by more people. People are everywhere, but which ones are the customers that will buy from you and how do you find them? As importantly, how do they find you? And, once they’re found, how do you best engage with them? Click here for more info.


felt :: feutre Canada: SHRINE

Thursday, October 11, 2018 ― Thursday, November 22, 2018

SHRINE is a group exhibition created by felt :: feutre canada members from across Canada. The work asks participating artists to create a portable shrine that pays homage to a belief which is intrinsic to them. This belief can be based in religion, but can also be secular; a testament to an object/theme selected by the […]

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There is currently no upcoming exhibition scheduled. Check back later to see when the next exhibition will be happening.

Events / Opportunities

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 ― Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Vancouver Coast & Mts

Textile Narratives

TEXTILE NARRATIVES Alanna Edwards / Nadine Flagel / Daphne Harwood Haley Hunt-Brondwin / Mikaela Johanson / Jennie Johnston Colleen Kerr / Sylvia Kind / Emily Kirsch / Dawn Livera Anne Montgomery / Diane Roy / Connie Sabo / Robin Ripley Debbie Westergaard Tuepah / Kalvin Valko / Carlyn Yandle Artists and communities have been using […]

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Sat, Nov 17, 2018 ― Sun, Nov 18, 2018

Craft Market
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Heart to Home Holiday Market

Handmade arts and crafts market in Surrey returns this holiday season Heart to Home Holiday Market November 17–18 | Noon to 5 p.m. Surrey, BC – Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) invites the public to their annual Heart to Home Holiday Market at the Surrey Arts Centre on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 […]

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Wed, Sep 12, 2018 ― Sun, Dec 30, 2018

Vancouver Coast & Mts

Women’s Work : Reflections upon the History of Women in Textile

In honour of the Textile Association of America’s Annual Conference, held in Vancouver, the Italian Cultural Centre Museum (Il Museo) will be hosting the exhibition: Women’s Work: Reflections Upon the History of Women in Textile. Sixteen of the leading female professional fibre artists in British Columbia have been invited to participate. The exhibition committee consists […]

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