MAKESHIFT is a visual arts festival focused on contemporary textiles and community engagement. The festival takes place over three-days from November 9-11th, 2018 with innovative exhibitions, artists' talks, workshops and performances. All events are free to the public and will take place at multiple galleries and sites around Victoria, B.C. with the Atrium (800 Yates Street) acting as headquarters.
The festival will bring together artists, arts organizations and the general public for exhibitions and events that include over 40 contemporary textile artists. Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Atrium, arc.hive artist run centre, the CRD, Errant Art Space, Fifty-fifty Arts Collective, MediaNet, the Ministry of Casual Living, and Xchanges Gallery, MAKESHIFT will create awareness, participation, exchange and dissemination of textile practice as a voice for local contemporary arts and culture. Come join us in supporting and celebrating contemporary textiles as a important voice for our creative communities!