THUNDER BAY – “The show will be a fabulous experience for people of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds. The beauty of First Nations art is one of a kind,” said Nicole Baxter, the media co-ordinator for today’s event. Baxter spoke for John Ferris of the Aboriginal Artworks Group will be hosting the 10th Anniversary Native Arts and Crafts Show from December 6-10 from 10am-5pm daily.
Last year there were 170 artists and the Aboriginal Artworks Group is expecting this year’s show to have a larger selection of Artists.
The artists are from 30 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities across Northern Ontario as well as First Nation Artisans from Winnipeg and Southern Ontario.
You can expect to see Aboriginal paintings, birch bark baskets, jewellery, soap stone and wood carvings, native regalia , Moccasins, Mukluks, Tikanagans, moose and deer hides, mitts, gloves, slippers, along with fur and leather hats. Aboriginal wildlife artist Don Nigawance, will be in attendance.
For artists looking for craft supplies, there will be furs and raw hides for sale.