Aboriginal Arts Show Brings Out Hundreds of Artists
THUNDER BAY – Entertainment – The Victoriaville Centre is host for the 12th Annual Aboriginal Arts Show. The show runs from December 3rd to 7th and features lots of amazing Christmas gifts.
The show offers a wide selection including moccasins, beading, and craft supplies and art.
Show organizer John Ferris shares, “Over the years my group has grown to 200 artists and artisans, who now come from Toronto, London, Winnipeg, from south of the border-USA, from Manitoulin Island to Fort Severn, the Nishnabe-Aski Nation area, and Treaty 9”.
“Many of the elders continue to create their traditional artworks, continues Ferris. “As well as new and upcoming young artists and artisans, this event has become the largest gathering of traditional aboriginal artists that create artwork from both raw material and the new. They have many various art styles and techniques that express their culture”.
“At this festive season, hundreds of people from Thunder Bay and region come to this event to meet and greet the artists and artisans at Victoriaville Centre. We are very proud and fortunate for the support and sponsorships that we receive yearly from the BIA Victoriaville Center, local aboriginal organizations, and Cliffs Natural Resources, Nuna, NAN, NADF and Constance Lake First Nation.
Lots of Hidden Gems in Downtown Fort William
Sharing some of the amazing businesses in the area is a way of doing just that.
Have you discovered the Blue Door Bistro? This locally owned and operated business is located just outside the south entrance of the Victoriaville Centre.