The SOFAAR Board is busily planning the official “launch” of the organization and we invite your participation as a member.

We’ve planned the event for Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. The dates coincide with Annapolis Royal’s First Friday celebrations and Saturday Farmers & Traders Market.

The purpose of the event is to introduce the Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River to the public; to call attention to fibre art in all its forms; to recruit some new members; and to provide a networking opportunity for our current members.

For the program, we will display a variety of fibre art created by our current members. There will be a schedule of speakers to allow those members who so choose to give a short (around 5 minutes) talk about their work and interact with the audience. Between the talks, members and visitors can mingle, check out all the work on display, ask questions, etc.

You can participate in the event by either

  • Bringing work to display, or
  • Bringing work to display AND giving a brief talk about your work, or
  • Simply attending and enjoying the work of fellow members.

If at all possible, work should be displayed both Friday night and Saturday. If you want to talk about your work, you can choose either Friday night, Saturday, or both. As soon as we know how many people want to speak, we’ll work out a schedule for speaking. We’ll determine how much work each person can bring based on space restrictions of the hall, and we’ll work out a schedule for delivery and set-up once we have confirmed the participants.

Details are as follows:


June 3, 6 – 9 p.m.

June 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall at 340 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal

You must be a member of SOFAAR to participate.
To become a member, please see our ‘membership’ page.

If you would like to participate either by display or display and speaking, please contact Marilyn Preus at no later than April 30 and let her know the type of fibre work you will bring, if you plan to give a talk or just display, and which date you would prefer to talk, if applicable.