Dates: August 3-6, 2023
Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Host City: Fergus, Ontario
Theme: “Sparking Your Creativity”
CanIRON XIII will run from Thursday August 3 to Sunday August 6, 2023 at Centre Wellington Community Sportplex located at 550 Belsyde Ave E in Fergus, Ontario. The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association will host the event.
More about registration and accommodation on the registration site.
This is a hands on area for scheduled working with the demonstrators. Here is a chance for one on one instruction from world class blacksmiths. There will be approximately 10 student spaces per demonstrator as well as some supervised free time.
Since this is a very popular area of the event for fairness spaces will be alloted by lottery. That is once your name has been selected for a space it will be removed from the next demonstrators lotterys, unless there are open spaces. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Once again Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association will be hosting an auction Saturday night relating to blacksmith items. You may find pieces of art work, tools, supplies, courses. Anything related to smithing could be possible. Read about the auction here.
Iron In The Hat
This is a time honored tradition. Typically for items smaller than what is in the auction. Tickets are purchased on raffle items. The more tickets you put toward an item the better your chances of winning. There is often an eclectic assortment of items. Depends on what people wish to donate.
Once again CanIRON XIII will be mounting a professional level Gallery presentation to illustrate the scope of contemporary forged metalwork, both to inspire fellow artisan blacksmiths and to inform the general public of the wide range of work we collectively undertake. Read the call to artists here.
If you as an individual or corporation would like to sponsor this year’s event, please get in touch with us for related information. Sponsorship information for CanIRON XIII