CRAFTY HAPPENING: Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Street Fair (August 18, 2012)
Some of you guys may remember that I was involved in the coordination of the Bloorcourt Craft Fair last year – and hopefully you remember that it was filled with awesome stuff and sunshiney joy. It has now passed the the very capable hands of Miss Becky Johnson of City of Craft, who has pimped it even further to include a screenprinting throwdown and a bookmobile complete with camp-inspired activities rewarded by adorbs badges for participation. Sounds like a perfect Saturday afternoon through which to queeze the last drops out of summer. Read on for deets…
Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair – Saturday!
Citizens, the time is upon us. The Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair is going down this Saturday!
Do not miss the craft event of the summer. More than 100 Vendors! Kids Zone! Wrestling! Live music! Walking freely down Bloor Street & more.
Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair
August 18, 2012
(Entertainment until 10:00pm)
FREE to Attend
Bloor Street from Dufferin to Montrose
Kid Icarus Presents:
Bloor and Delaware
A battle between teams of professional screen printers with a challenge to produce the best gig poster within the time limit and with limited resources.
Teams consist of 2 contestants. Each team is given a random event from the Bloorcourt area to promote and the teams have one hour to complete a run of posters. Once the clock starts, they race towards a pile of barely usable screens and jars of random ink, and proceed to create a design.
They only have one hour to pull something together. Will they have time to complete the job? Or will it all end in disaster? Find out on August 18th at The Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Street Fair!
The Carl Wagan Bookmobile
Jump into Toronto’s own ‘spaceship of the imagination’ and learn basic camping and bookbinding techniques all at once.
Pioneering into the outer reaches of keenerism, the Carl Wagan Bookmobile is a gallery, printshop, studio, library, reading room, classroom, and community project—all contained within a 1988 VW Westfalia campervan. Come visit head keener, Shannon Gerard, and her band of junior scouts throughout the day for hands-on seminars covering such topic as perfect binding, postcard notebook construction, creative reading, ukelele, campfire songs, smores, woodgrain and ghost stories. Earn badges for your participation all day long, and add up your acheivements for a merit award to take home with you!
You can also bring a book and exchange it for another as part of the Carl Wagan all-day book exchange.
It’s like taking your imagination to camp!