Happenings in Craft

Celebrate Craft…Beer!

beer eventCelebrate Craft … Beer!” is a charitable fundraiser featuring a curated market of local artists while celebrating the seasonal craft beer of 18 BC breweries. The funds raised will support the ongoing delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s ‘Craft, Heritage & Me’ program for under-served youth.

Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island

When: 7:30pm – 10pm, November 5th

Craft brewers will be submitting their unique seasonal craft beer for an evening of tasting by judges and craft community enthusiasts. Jurors – Rebecca Whyman, Chad McCarthy & Ken Beattie – will select the winning beer. And the prize for the best in seasonal category will win an amazing handmade tap designed and created by a noted local craft artist. Last year’s winners of both categories (jurors’ & peoples’ choice) were Strange Fellows Brewing!

The night will include live music by ‘Not You‘ – an electronic duo composed of Sanford and Future Ghost, munchies, a blind silent auction of BC experiences and a curated craft market for you to peruse while enjoying the selection of seasonal craft beer.

You will get the chance to bid in the silent auction for prizes such as ‘Beer for Half a Year’, Brewery Tours & Tasting with Red Truck Beer, an Edible Canada gift basket full of local delicious goodies, dance lessons with Joe Ink Dance, generous gift certificates to Burgoo Bistro & The Latest Scoop amongst many other amazing local experiences! For a full list of silent auction items click here.  Join local artists and artisans at the craft market and find that perfect gift in time for the festive season: Bev Ellis, Julian Duerksen, Joanna Lovett, Olympia KomianosCraftedVan, Good Mallows, Heather Konschuh, Zed Handmade, Charmian Nimmo!

Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite:

Tickets include 4/tasting tickets and a 4oz tasting glass.
Tax receipts issued for a portion of the ticket price.
$32 (plus fees) before September 23rd
$37 (plus fees) as of September 24th

Additional tasting tokens available for purchase during the evening for $1.25

Poster for promotional use is available for download here.

List of Participating Breweries

Big Ridge Brewing Co.
Bomber Brewing
Dead Frog Brewery
Driftwood Brewery
Faculty Brewing
Foamer’s Folly
Granville Island Brewing
Luppolo Brewing Co
Old Abbey Ales
Old Yale Brewing
Phillips Brewery
R & B Brewing Co.
Red Truck
Steamworks Brewing Co.
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Strange Fellows
The Parkside Brewery



“We focus on creating characters that cheer you up and always stay where you’ve last left them.” Craftedvan specializes in magnetic bookmarks, magnets, and cards.

Julian Duerksen


Julian Duerksen is intrigued by the ancient craft of glassblowing which has grown into a modern day art form requiring technical skill, physical stamina, and persistence. He works from his studio in Burnaby, BC, in Canada’s Pacific Northwest, where he creates glass objects and stemware with close attention to artistic and technical detail. He is intrigued by the vibrancy of lushly coloured glass as well as by the clean and simple reflective qualities of clear glass.

Bev Ellis


Accomplished painter, mixed media artist, ceramic sculptor, and jewelry designer, Bev’s artwork is in university, television, corporate and private collections.  Bev studied Fine Arts at UCFV, where she took a major interest in painting, printmaking and ceramic sculpture.  She continues to take courses and create.



The all natural marshmallows that are on a mission to bring a whole new level of appreciation to everyone’s favourite squishy sweet. With flavours inspired by everything we love to eat, they are memories and smiles in a single bite.

Olympia Komianos

olympia komianos studio

“I create jewellery which inspires my soul, my mind and all that radiates from my heart out of silver and gold. I am not shy to express that the pieces I create ignite the fervour within. My work is eclectic yet contemporary and has a touch of pizzazz. I love movement and feel; I adorn my pieces with balls, with texture, and some have a splash of patina.”

Heather Konschuh


Internationally recognized Canadian artist, Heather Konschuh is actively making her glass work and instructing at Terminal City Glass Co-op in Vancouver, BC. Her wide portfolio includes flowing forms and vibrantly coloured hand blown and sculptural glass pieces.

Joanna Lovett


“The west coast of British Columbia Canada has always been my home and I have been involved in jewelry making for most of my life. As my work progresses and evolves, I have become increasingly focused on the world around me. My pieces capture both my love of nature and of the materials I work with.”

Charmian Nimmo

charmian nimmo

“I’ve been potting for nearly 40 years and teaching classes for about 20. Over this time my love and passion for all things clay has never waned and I’m as excited today by making pots as I was all those years ago.”

Zed Handmade


Zed Handmade is a small independent studio based in South Surrey, Canada. All Zed pieces are designed and hand knit by Diane Zwickel, using 100% Peruvian Highland sheep and alpaca yarn and fair trade Uruguay merino wool. The designs, colour palette and attention to detail reflect a love of texture , organic colours and natural fibres.

Thank you to our sponsors – The Georgia Straight, Konica Minolta & Bespoke Decor Rentals!