The Carving on the Edge Festival is an annual gathering held in Tla-o-qui-aht Territory, Tofino BC, Canada, 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. We welcome you to join us!
September 6th-9th, 2018 Main Festival Weekend:
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:
Artists’ Welcoming Day
Public galas and presentations.
Enjoy hands on learning.
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Come and visit us at the Tofino Saturday Market to learn more about our local tradition of the carving arts. Children and their families will be introduced to traditional tools, techniques, and meet carving artists as they demonstrate their skills. Accomplished visiting carvers will be working on their projects and curious visitors of all ages will be given guidance for using basic hand tools and a chance to explore play in carving.Find out more »
The Carving on the Edge Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary carving arts with something for everyone from lovers of arts & culture to carvers of all skill levels. Full event details and schedule will be finalized in August, 2018. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on evening talks, workshops and all events.Find out more »
368 Main Street, Tofino, BC
We love to take pictures during the festival. Enjoy a taste of our previous events by having a look at photo galleries from past events.