If you love craft and independent culture and are looking for some this coming weekend check this show out!
TOQUE: PRINT & PAPER
2010 Holiday Sale
Friday, December 3 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 4 from 11 am – 5 pm
at the Western Front Luxe Hall, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Toque, the Western Front’s annual craft sale, gets a new look this year with a focus on books, text and printed material. Please join us on December 3rd and 4rth at this unique holiday sale featuring local designers, crafters,
artists and artist collectives.
Nineteen vendors contribute to Toque this year, with wares ranging from books, zines, cards, handcrafted décor, jewellery, and other special gifts. Long-time Toque favourites return, such as local publisher Simply Read’s
children’s books, Perro Verlag’s wide selection of indie art publications from around the world, and Contexture Design’s map based mobiles. These Toque regulars appear alongside exciting newcomers such as the West Coast classic Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver’s independent music collective Safe Amplification Society as well as legendary New York Based contemporary art publisher Printed Matter, and many others. Look for exclusive Western Front publications, as well as a limited edition commissioned tea towel and colouring poster by Jeff Hamada, Vancouver based artist and creator of the popular blog www.booooooom.com.
Toque opens Friday from 6 – 9 pm, where you can browse and enjoy a drink. On Saturday come by between 11am and 4pm for shopping as well as a special collaboration with Collage Collage, a local children’s arts and crafts shop
and teaching space. Bring your children for fun crafting and colouring! Fine baked goods will be available from Hatty Cakes.
Proceeds from Toque support the Western Front Society, an artist run centre and non-profit registered charity. Held in the warm heritage setting of the Western Front in Vancouver, this sale is a great way to support your artistic community.
A Farmer's Daughter
Arsenal Pulp Press
Printed Matter, Inc
Safe Amplification Site Society
Simply Read Books
The Beautiful Project
Thistle Town Studio
Tin Can Studio