Toque Craft Fair

Nov 30 — Dec 2, 2018



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Nov. 30) / 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Dec. 1 & 2)


Toque Craft Fair is an annual community event and fundraiser hosted by Western Front. It showcases a curated selection of British Columbia-based artists, craftspeople, and designers who make textiles, ceramics, jewellery, accessories, stationery, and home and body products. During the first evening of the Toque weekend, shoppers were invited to browse the fair while enjoying drinks, bratwursts, and home baked treats. The event also kicked off Western Front’s holiday membership drive, with perks and prizes available for those who joined or renewed. 

Toque is all about goodwill, community, and fostering sustainability for artists and artist-run culture in Vancouver. The participating vendors generously donated 30% of all sales to support Western Front’s artistic program.

Participating vendors included Anita Sikma, AW by Andrea Wong, Carrall St. Canvas Co., Cloth Tone, Collage Collage, Coral & Cloud, Draw Me A Lion, East Van Jam, Erin Templeton, Explorer’s Press, fancypop, Fieldwork, Forest & Waves, Gailan Ngan, Henderson Dry Goods, Hendrik Lou, Julia Chirka, M. Hubert Ceramics, Tony Dubroy, Osmics, Paperback Note, Petis Vilains, Publication Studio Vancouver, Raven Hummingbird Tea Co., Simply Read Books, Thistle Town Toys, WarmAndDrift, Wasted Effort, Woodlot, and Young Artist Warriors. 

Kim Kennedy Austin was commissioned by Western Front to design a limited edition tea towel. 

Presented with the support of G&F Financial Group, A&B Partytime Rentals, Buy-Low Foods, D-Original Sausage Company, Fonseca Porto, Taylor Fladgate, St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery, and Whistler Brewing.


Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.