Wintercraft hosts the best arts and crafts from Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands, with around 90 artists represented in Mahon hall between the last weekend in November and December 22nd each year.

The idea of gifting a beautiful, local and unique, handcrafted  creation is a time honoured tradition in the gulf Islands, and at Wintercraft there is truly something special for everyone.

Pottery, jewellery, fine weaving and textiles, artisan soaps, painting, woodwork and much more fill historic Mahon hall with a  sense of wonder and delight. The hall is open 10-5 daily and is decorated for the season. All are welcome to come in, out of the cold and enjoy the fine work on display.

Visual artists and artisans residing in the Southern Gulf Islands are eligible to participate in WinterCraft. Applications are taken in the Fall for the same calendar year. To find out more about how the application process works, download the WinterCraft documents below:

2017 Wintercraft Information and Registration docs

To download and Print Forms:

To Submit form and pay online:


 2017 registration begins September 1st. The deadline for applications is November 3rd .