CRAFTFEST is taking over Albert Island for a made-in-Canada festival. Here's the lineup!


WORKSHOPS: Sign up now!

We've gathered an ALL-STAR lineup of expert teachers for CRAFTFEST, so register for your fave before all the spots fill up! There's 25+ sessions to choose from over 15 days, including woodworking, painting, jewelry, screenprinting, body products, plant care, and kids projects!

POPUP SHOP: 15 days in an Historic Building

If you love Maker House, picture it even bigger, in an historic red-brick building atop the Ottawa River, with an even wider range of Made-in-Canada goods. That's what we are building from June 11-25 on Albert Island, with our friends at Freewheeling Craft and some great sponsors. Come see it and support modern handmade artists for Canada 150!

WEEKEND MARKETS: June 17-18 + 24-25

Meet fresh new Canadian brands and the people behind them in this ultimate outdoor craft market. Come see a huge variety including fashion, jewelry, apothecary, artwork and furniture, plus food and drink -- all in a courtyard atop the Ottawa River and famous Chaudiere Falls. Enjoy a diversity of Canadian talent, including First Nations and Inuit artists.


To kick things off on Sunday June 11, we will offer craft beer samples (while supplies last), courtesy of the local legends at Beyond the Pale. They just opened a new state-of-the-art brewing facility and public bottle shop over at City Centre, so get a taste at CRAFTFEST and then pay them a visit!

POPUP CINEMA NIGHT: Heritage + Humour

Take in an outdoor movie with your neighbors, our friends at Zibi and Capital Popup Cinema. It starts at dusk with a few Heritage Minutes and Canadiana classics, followed by Monty Python and the Holy Grail at sunset around 9pm. Grab some popcorn, and tour the Popup Shop before the show!

BUY CANADIAN DAY: June 25 in Ottawa!

The last day of CRAFTFEST is a special day across Ottawa, where you can save the HST at over 30 stores that sell made-in-Canada products! Maker House is working with Ottawa 2017 and 10+ BIA's to power this celebration and spotlight locally-made goods.

Stay tuned for more information about BUY CANADIAN DAY in next month's email, or on our instagram @MakerHouseCo where we post all the latest things happening at the shop!


Thanks to our AMAZING presenting sponsors who have made this event possible:

Zibi - Wallack's - Shopify - Ottawa 2017

We can't wait to take over Albert Island on the Ottawa River, and showcase 150+ Canadian makers, with 25+ workshops, and so much more. Check the website, RSVP on Facebook, and follow @CraftfestCanada to celebrate and support the next generation of local makers!

In the meantime you can check out new Sale items at as part of our website launch which continues to the end of May!

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon :-)
Gareth Davies Founder
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