2013 Festival Schedule at a Glance

Friday, August 30
Carving on the Edge Festival Gala Opening

7 pm – 9:30 pm
Inkwis Arts & Culture, #106, 368 Main St. Tofino


August 31 thru October 15
Carving on the Edge Art Show
10 am – 5 pm daily Wednesday through Monday
Traditional and contemporary west coast carving arts
Inkwis Arts & Culture, #106, 368 Main St. Tofino


Sunday, September 1
Master Artist Series: An Evening with Joe David
7:30 pm
Tla-o-qui-aht artist Joe David will present a slideshow and talk on his work.
Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre, 380 Campbell Street, Tofino.


September 1 – 8
Master Carving Workshops and Carving Exhibition
10 am – 5 pm daily on the SHORE Pier
Carving the Nuu-chah-nulth Canoe with Tla-o-qui-aht carver Joe Martin
Carving the Nuu-chah-nulth Paddle with Tla-o-qui-aht carver Carl Martin
Sign up at carvingfest@gmail.com or phone 250-725-2190

Pole Carving demo with Gordon Dick of Ahtsik Gallery/Port Alberni
Giant Burl Carving Demos


Wednesday, September 4
Carving Edge: Evening to Remember
7 pm – 9:30 pm
SHORE Pier Building, 368 Main Street
Join us for an evening with food, artists & friends:
West Coast Carvers, Weavers, Jewelers & Artists 1900 – 1950: A collection of Nuu-chah-nulth biographical sketches by ethnographer Ron Hamilton
‘Return of the Weeping Cedar Woman’ with Godfrey Stephens
Traditions in Norwiegan Viking Carving with Christian Dokk Smith


Friday, September 6
Traditional Canoe Paddle 
9:00 am – 11:30 am
You are invited to join T’ashii Paddle School in their 35′ traditional canoe for a 30 minute paddle.  By donation
Meet at SHORE pier


Saturday, September 7
Carving Exhibition * Workshops * Market & Demos 
10 am – 5 pm   SHORE Pier Building, 368 Main Street
‘Canoe Culture’ Exhibition, Carvers Market, master carving classes, & demonstrations.


Saturday, September 14
Family Carving Day
10 am – 2 pm
Carvers will share techniques with all ages
Saturday, Tofino Village Green


August 30 – September 15
Wick Inn Carving Shed – Carvers in Action
10am – 5pm daily at the Wickaninnish Inn, North Chesterman Beach
Visit and watch carvers at work, take in the display of Henry Nolla’s work who was the principal carver of the Wickaninnish Inn.


Sunday, September 15
Closing Ceremony
SHORE Pier, 368 Main Street