Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival
Alex Dillabough Centre, 432 27th Street West, Battleford, SK • View Google Map.
ADMISSION (three day pass):
Adults $5, Seniors/Youth $3, children under 12 are free.
The Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival is the cornerstone of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and our Craft Art Market programming. Our longest running craft market is in its 4th decade, and continues to flourish with the generous sponsorship of the Town of Battleford. Juried exhibitors offer jewellery, pottery, clothing, sculpture in metal, stone and glass, visual arts, stained and fused glass and turned wood. Saskatchewan-made food products are also available for purchase. Support local artists and buy handmade this summer at the Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival!
Town Administrator Eileen Barry was instrumental in bringing the festival to the Battlefords. The Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival was founded in 1973 after Barry contacted the provincial government’s Department of Industry and Commerce. The market was funded by that department, who assigned Jenny Hambridge to the project. Together Barry & Hambridge organized the first market.
The Saskatchewan Craft Council was founded as a direct result of the festival, and took over organizing the juried exhibition at the festival (what would later become Dimensions) in 1976, introduced jurying to the craft market in 1978, and took over organizing the craft market shortly after. The Saskatchewan Craft Council has continued to work closely with the Town of Battleford and Tourism Saskatchewan, resulting in one of the longest running craft markets in the province. The SCC is proud of the Handcraft Festival, and appreciates the support of our members and patrons in keeping it going!
For more information please contact:
Alexa Hainsworth, SCC Member Services
306-653-3616 ext. 1