Occupy Queen Street (or City of Craft gets a Second Venue - Thrush Holmes Empire!)

thrush holmes empire window

Citizens, I have some wild news to report - because we were bursting at the seams with talented applicants this year, City of Craft is going to explode out into a Second Venue on Queen West. True fact! This development is going to make the show bigger and better than ever!

We were lucky enough to secure the amazing Thrush Holmes Empire for the December 10-11 weekend. A city in an empire? What could be more fitting?

All the arrangements were finalized today and, I have to admit, I have been chomping at the bit to get this all nailed down, confirm some vendors into the space and start working on the exciting challenge of completely taking over Queen and Dovercourt for the big weekend.

We have already confirmed a full weekend of DJ services from The Vinyl Den and the whole staff is busily plotting strategies for linking the two spaces and filling that huge picture window. It's such a fantastic space. Oh, the possibilities!

With the Knit Cafe hosting an installation, too, it is starting to feel like we are building a little Empire of Craft. I, for one, cannot wait to take over Queen West West before spaces like THE are squashed by condos next year. Occupy Queen Street, indeed.

Big thanks to Thrush Holmes for working with us, to Katharine Mulherin for being so smart and to The Theatre Centre for constant and kind venue support.

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