TOQUE: Western Front Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
303 East 8th Avenue
Western Front presents TOQUE on December 6 and 7. The annual fundraiser and craft sale returns for the Western Front’s 40th Anniversary with an exciting showcase of artists, designers and artisans.
December 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.
December 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Held in the newly renovated Luxe Hall, the annual fundraiser is a longstanding Western Front tradition, initiated by Western Front founding members and friends almost 40 years ago.
TOQUE offers a unique selection of vendors with goods ranging from publications, textiles and ceramics to jewellery and tasty treats. Vancouver-based artist Arvo Leo is creating this year’s limited-edition tea towels, available for sale at the event.
Renowned as one of Vancouver’s most well-curated craft fairs, TOQUE has been cited as ‘the most artful of all the artisan fairs’ (Georgia Straight) and ‘a true artists’ fair with a solidly local feel’ (Scout Magazine).
Friday evening features a reception with celebratory cocktails and barbecue on the back deck. The craft fair continues Saturday with new extended hours.
As part of our annual holiday membership drive, one lucky member will take home a brand new bicycle from Whoa! Nellie Bikes. So become a member of Western Front at TOQUE for your chance to win!
Proceeds from TOQUE directly support Western Front’s year-round programming in Exhibitions, New Music and Media Arts.
Participating vendors include 1UP Caramels, Anita Sikma, AW by Andrea Wong, Cocolico, Down Home Amy, Draw Me A Lion, Erin Templeton, Fieldwork, Fleet Objects, Gailan Ngan, Gray Metal, Henderson Dry Goods, Hendrik Lou, Lemonni, Made by Kin, Miyra Olney, Nellija Zi, Osmics, Paper Back Note, Perro Verlag, Publication Studio, Simply Read Books, Thistle Town Studios, Wendy Oakman and more.
Established in 1973, Western Front is one of Canada’s leading centres for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist-driven initiatives. Through this diverse programming, Western Front continues to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.
For sponsorship opportunities and more information please contact Kristin Lim on 604-876-9343 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit toque2013.tumblr.com for updates.