Carving on the Edge is an annual gathering of carvers, artists, and the public to celebrate and honour the rich tradition of coastal carving and weaving arts.
Coastal temperate rainforests of Clayoquot Sound have inspired a rich and diverse carving culture. From the practical purposes of the dug-out canoe to the ceremonial roles of headdresses and record-keeping of great totem poles. Coastal carving has made unique contributions to fine art around the world.
The festival offers opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of the coastal traditions of carving with the goals of encouraging the growth of the carving community and building much-needed cultural bridges.
Join the festival on September 8th – 13th, 2022 on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island in Tofino, BC.
Find out more information and register for workshops here.