Muskoka Arts & Crafts is the true heart of visual arts in the province’s favourite vacation area. One of Ontario’s oldest and most well established arts organizations, Muskoka Arts & Crafts has grown since its inception in 1963 to include nearly 400 artists and arts supporters, and has become an innovative force in the community at large.

For artists, Muskoka Arts & Crafts is one of the benefits of living in Muskoka, a source of support through like-minded people that fosters creative growth and a feeling of community. In turn, the promotion of the arts through Muskoka Arts & Crafts and its members has made Muskoka a vibrant and culturally engaged destination for visitors, local residents and summer residents alike.

Muskoka Arts & Crafts is a non-profit organization that is completely self-supporting. Its annual Christmas Show & Sale and Spring Members' Show  feature the work of its many members, and the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge, which Muskoka Arts & Crafts calls home, hosts an ongoing cycle of juried exhibitions by local and visiting artists. Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Summer Show, which has been a feature in the community for since 1963, attracts hundreds of artists from across the country, and is visited each year by over 20,000 people.

In April of 2008, an initiative launched by Muskoka Arts & Crafts culminated in the Muskoka District Council declaring the District Municipality of Muskoka as a Designated Arts Community, a testament to the vitality of the area’s arts scene and its potential as a fundamental building block for year-round art tourism in Muskoka.

Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ web site is updated regularly with information about gallery exhibitions, members’ studios and workshops taking place in the area or at the Chapel Gallery. In 2008, the organization produced its annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts' Guidebook, a beautiful full colour publication that will be the definitive guide to visual arts in the area.

Membership in Muskoka Arts & Crafts is open to any person who owns property or lives in Muskoka.

Muskoka Arts & Crafts values our relationships with our sponsors and through close collaboration, we strive to promote our brands in tandem as high-quality experiences that support the arts and enrich lives.  

If you are a business or community group with an interest in the arts, Muskoka Arts & Crafts may be just what your business or group is looking for. Muskoka Arts & Crafts offers corporate sponsorships across a number of different areas. Our sponsorship packages are individually tailored to meet your specific business development, community relations and marketing objectives. Talk with one of the members of our Creative Team who are brimming with ideas for sponsorship. As an arts organization, our business is creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. There are many ways for you to get involved as a sponsor of Muskoka Arts & Crafts. We believe in make a difference in our community. For information about becoming a sponsor, click here.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wendie Donabie: President
Michael Woodside: Vice President
Rosemary Featherstone: Treasurer
Rhoni Clarke: Recording Secretary
Andrea Balmer
Janice Feist
Col Mitchell

STAFF
Elene Freer: Executive Director
Courtney Provan: Administrative Assistant

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please send an e-mail with your request including your full name and e-mail address.


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Muskoka Arts & Crafts Inc. is located in the District Municipality of  Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.