The people organizing this year’s One and Only Craft Fair seek your ideas, contacts and advice

Dave Elden

The One & Only Arts and Crafts Fair is organized by members of Sandy Hill’s community association, Action Sandy Hill, and is held each November at the Sandy Hill Community Centre on Somerset St. E. Funds raised are used to support work in the community by ASH and local youth and arts organizations. Artisans, artists, and shoppers returned for a very successful and enjoyable event in 2022 after the event’s two-year hiatus. Proceeds went to support École secondaire publique De La Salle and the 40th anniversary celebration of its Centre d’excellence artistique de l’Ontario — which was commemorated by the creation of a painted wall mural inside the school. They also went to support MASC, which offers schools and communities art experiences mediated by professional artists, through contributing to the newly added birch-bark workshop of April atelier programming in Arts Court.

The One & Only volunteers invite local youth and arts organizations to let us know if they have projects they feel we might be able to support in the future with funds from the Fair. We can be reached at

Furthermore, we invite artists and craftspeople to apply for a presentation spot at this year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the Sandy Hill Community Centre. All the information you need is at:

Slavic dolls were featured in the previous iteration of the One and Only Arts and Crafts Fair.
Photo Hilary Duff