Northwest Ontario's Largest Art and Fine Craft Sale

November 16 & 17, 2019

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Quality art and crafts from across the region 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.


Each November about seventy-five artists are corralled into one of the classiest spaces available for hosting large events, the Valhalla Inn Ballroom. Reaching customers is an on-going conversation in the art community and this event, being as large as it is, benefits both artists and customers by offering large numbers of both in one location.


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



In terms of variety of quality handmade wares, you can’t do better than attend this event. With thousands of 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.

About Duncan Weller

A writer and visual artist, Duncan Weller is a Governor General's Award winner who lives in Thunder Bay. You can visit his website at His latest two books are a novel, Flight of the Silk, and an expanded edition of the award-winning children's picture book, The Boy from the Sun.

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