Winter Craft Fair for Emerging Artists

Victoria — Cool Aid, in collaboration with Our Place and the First Metropolitan Church, invites you to the Winter Craft Fair for Emerging Artists, this Saturday, November 17th, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, at the First Metropolitan Church Hall, located at 932 Balmoral Road.

The Winter Craft Fair is designed to highlight the talents of both low-income and emerging artists, many of whom have never had the chance to sell their creations to the public before. Every artist in attendance is below the low-income cut off or faces substantial barriers to participation in society, and many have often never participated in a craft fair before or even shown their work publicly!

This unique Craft Fair started last year with 30ish vendors and a few hundred guests – this year we have over 45 vendors, many from Cool Aid buildings, and are hoping to match the increase in vendors with an increase in guests.

This year there is also a “music corner” for some amateur performers to add texture to the Craft Fair.

Admission is free, the event will be cash only, and refreshments and a raffle are available by donation.

For more information find us on Facebook: “Winter Craft Fair for Emerging Artists” (, email or call 250-595-8619.