Northwest Ontario's Largest Art and Fine Craft Sale

Artisans Northwest returns for the Holiday Season

Artisans Northwest - Art and Fine Craft Show
Free Admission
Valhalla Inn
Saturday November 11, from 10am to 5pm
Sunday November 12, from 10am to 4pm

ANW Xmas 2012 Show

Quality art and crafts from Northwest Ontario can be found at the biggest event of its kind at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay. This is an artist run event with a jury process to ensure only quality work is up for sale, which results in a continuing high turnout of local art fans and tourists, and many happy artists.


Every year in November about seventy-five artists are corralled into one of the classiest spaces available for hosting large events, the Valhalla, which has a long history of being of great benefit to the city. Local artists also benefit greatly from this event not only because it takes place in an awesome location, but also because local artists typically sell their work in smaller venues throughout the city as there isn’t one big venue that is as accommodating. How to access the public is an ongoing conversation that artists have.


Many of the artists featured in Artisans Northwest also sell their work at the Fireweed, The Craft Collective, Authentique, Silk and Cedar, Gallery 33, the Baggage Building Arts Centre and other locations.


You can find individual artists, and information about where they sell their work from a list provided by Artisans Northwest.


In terms of variety of quality handmade wares, you can’t do better than attend this event. With about three thousand people passing through on each day many are returning customers looking either to buy something similar that they bought the year before or they are searching for something new. Every year a few new artists are added to the rosters. Jury selection is done a few times throughout the year in a search for new artists.

You can also find Artisans Northwest on Facebook.

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