what is the Annex?

Annex is a place where you can come to relax, be creative and learn. We are a group of local business owners dedicated to expanding the art world through classes and workshops, events and a place to appreciate local talent. As a proud member of the Muskoka Arts and Crafts you will find stunning talent under our roof. Let The Cat Go Fine Art and Crafts Annex Artist Collective, Tanya List Design and FloralMoon Coffee Company and Beat The Wheat Production Kitchen have come together to create this neighbourhood space. Our space can be rented for large and small events, parties and just a really good time. 

Come for a coffee, shop, do a class or even just view the gallery. Everyone is welcome.

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Let The Cat Go Fine Art and Craft Studio provides art classes and workshops for all ages including painting, drawing, fibre and textile arts, printmaking, ceramics and more. We do in-house birthday parties, family painting projects, specialty corporate groups and monthly art nights.

Beginners are welcome and we always supply all the equipment and supplies to make it easy for you!

Let The Cat Go also supports the arts by hosting art sales, Art Battle Bracebridge and providing programs throughout our community including the District of Muskoka, local elementary school electives, seniors programs and subsidy for all children to be able to participate. 

Check out our website for a full list of options and to register.

www.letthecatgo.com

As part of our dedication to supporting local arts and culture we have a full gallery inside the Annex showcasing Muskoka Artists! 

Once inside you will find a unique collection of paintings, fibre art, sculpture, jewellery, photography, ceramics, woodwork and more. 

We have limited space in the co-op however if you are thinking of applying please contact Cindy Kelly to find out how. 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:

Cindy Kelly creates custom jewelry, decor items and sculpture from reclaimed silver. Every piece she uses evolves as she dusts it off and re-imagines its beauty. Through a change in perspective, a fork becomes a ring or a set of spoons is transformed into a candleholder   Everything she makes is up-cycled from things that are previously unloved, forgotten or that have simply become irrelevant over time. It is her hope that she can breathe new life into these things through uncovering their innate beauty.

www.relovedcreations.com

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Annex has a large variety of gifts, original artwork and plants for you to enjoy. The Annex Artists Collective is a group of 12 artists that bring individuality and uniqueness to our space. 

We also have a great selection of indoor plants and planters from Tanya List, art books and specialty items that can’t be found anywhere else in Muskoka!

 

Tanya has had a crush on flowers for years now. It’s an obsession really!

Whether it is wedding florals, interior design or adding a unique painting or pot to your space, Tanya does it all. Professionally designing since 2001, Tanya has landed in Annex as a permanent space for her gorgeous selection of indoor plants and pots. 

You may catch her also getting muddy in our ceramics studio as she turns out unique vessels for your wedding or home! 

Plants can be specially ordered in store or contact Tanya List directly for your wedding needs! 

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Locally owned and operated, Moon Coffee Company is now permanently located inside the Annex! 

Organic and Small Batch Roasted right here in Muskoka

Our mission is to create quality, fresh and unique products.

Ask Whitney about the healing properties in her organic teas, hot chocolate, iced coffees and delicious espresso and coffee blends.  Grab something quick to have before an art class or take it on the road. 

We provide whole bean bags of our coffee to take with you and share at home and can do wholesale orders!  Check out our website at www.mooncoffeecompany.ca

Have a special event that you would like to plan with us? Chat about our in-house food options before booking!

At Beat the Wheat we take great pride in crafting Gourmet Gluten Free products that use quality wholesome local ingredients here in Canada. Beat the Wheat features an ever-expanding line of products ranging from Muskoka Maple Butter Tarts to fresh gluten free pasta and beyond.


Our production kitchen operates inside the Annex providing the sweet smell of our baked goods throughout the space.
For more information or to make an order visit Beat The Wheat online.

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BOOK YOUR EVENT WITH US!

Annex Events can incorporate food, art and learning. We have a phenomenal space for large groups to enjoy. We will work with you to plan a comfortable and unique atmosphere that fits your needs. 

Our regular events include Art Battle each May, Muskoka Mud Potters show, our in-house Dinner Series, private functions and business meetings including technical setup.

Let us work with you to design a unique and fun event for your group!

Contact Andrea Balmer to start planning!

upcoming events!

POP-UP WEDDING CHAPEL

Primp & Pop will present a Pop-Up Wedding on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th, 2020. Bryn Armstrong, of Primp & Pop, will be transforming the space into a unique wedding chapel for the day. Bryn is inviting up to 10 couples to exchange their nuptials in their own private ceremony, among friends and family… and the best part is, it’s a fraction of the price of a traditional wedding.

Call: 416.400.8404 or Email: Bryn for further details or to book.

ART AND DINNER SERIES

Looking for something a little different to do? Every other month we host a gourmet dinner served by one of our local chefs with a facilitated art experience.  

You will meet new people, try your hand at a new medium and be satisfied with the amazing food and drink at our community table. Tickets available on our website but don’t last long for this 20-person event.

MUSKOKA MUD

Join us for our second Annual Muskoka Mud Potters Sale! Saturday May 2 from 10-4pm. You will be able to visit with local potters, see wheel throwing demonstrations and have a chance to pick up early Mother’s Day presents! 

If you would like to apply to be a vendor- applications are due by February 1, 2020 through Andrea

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