45th Annual Deer Lake Craft Festival – Artisans, Entertainment & Hands-On Kids Workshop (FREE!)


45th Annual Deer Lake Craft Festival
November 18/19/20
Friday 11 am to 7 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am to 5 pm

6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Since 1971 the Burnaby Arts Council has sponsored and presented the Deer Lake Craft Festival. The Craft Festival is held annualy at the beautiful Shadbolt Center for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, next to Deer Lake Park. We have continued the tradition of jurying artisans for entry and consider only those applicants with the highest quality, hand crafted creations.

This year we have OVER 55 artisans including: glass blowers, sculptors, potters, wood, fashion and jewelry designers, plus many more new artists participating! There will also be a great selection of seasonal food stuffs such as chocolates, mixed spices, Christmas cakes, cookies, jams, jellies, chutneys and even designer honey. Returning artists such as Violet Finvers’ creative glass work, Jane’s Honey Bees and her fabulous local honey to textile artist Susanna Rezgo with her unique hand painted silk scarves! We are very excited to welcome first time artisans like the Marbled Studio, Home for the Holidays and Magnetic Memos & Memories!

Throughout the weekend, a wonderful variety of performers such as the colourful Gordon Oliver, members of the Burnaby Mountain Sr Secondary choir, violinist Nicole Scoffield, Audinos featuring Chris Blaber & Joel MacKenzie plus MANY more! This is just to name a few that will provide entertainment for all ages over the festival weekend.

Volunteers from local Burnaby High schools will be on site to help with Santa’s workshop where you will find face painting, hands-on free art workshop and kids decorating their own free Christmas cookie baked fresh from Valley Bakery. Kids will enjoy the art of cookie decorating with a variety of sprinkles, coloured sugars and icing. (limit one cookie per child during the weekend please.)

We cannot forget to mention the generosity of the City of Burnaby providing a festivals grant so that we may hire and pay local entertainment. We also greatly appreciate local businesses that have donated gift certificates, gift baskets and dinner vouchers. Many thanks to the artisans who have donated gifts to our very popular BAC Basket Raffle and a big thanks to the many performers entertaining us all weekend long. There are also daily door prizes with our grand prize of a $400 value, 2 night stay at Hilton Metrotown to be drawn on Sunday.

Visitors will enjoy live music and entertainment, door prizes and raffle draws. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to finish all of your Christmas shopping in one location; well before that December deadline!
For more information about the participating artisans, musicians & entertainment please go to our website, www.burnabyartscouncil.org. Festival runs Friday, November 18th 11 am – 7pm, Saturday, Nov 19th, 10 – 5 pm and Sunday, Nov 20, 10 – 5 pm @ the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Burnaby. Free Parking and Admission!