September 6th-11th, 2018

Tla-o-qui-aht Territory, Tofino BC, Canada

The Carving on the Edge Festival is an annual gathering that celebrates traditional and contemporary carving arts. This year’s theme, Totems & Tributaries, will explore carving as a visual language. Totem Poles stand tall, telling stories of the land and its peoples. Tributaries connect our coastal communities to those upstream, uniting us along ancient salmon migration routes. The festival offers something for everyone – from lovers of arts & culture to carvers of all skill levels.

September 6th-9th, 2018
Carving workshops, demonstrations, cultural performances, artist talks, & canoe tours.

September 7th-11th, 2018
Edge Art Show, Featured Exhibits, & the Open Carving Area

September 6th, 2018
Artist Forum

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Shore Pier Event Space in Beautiful Tla-o-qui-aht Territory, Tofino BC, Canada

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