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 Craft Studio, Savour This.. and Annex Art Collective 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. 





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 and more. We do in-house birthday parties, family painting projects, specialty corporate groups and private groups.

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


Studio classes are posted online-attendance is by pre-registration!

Please contact us to book private groups on a date that works best for you either in studio or at your location. 



As part of our dedication to supporting local arts and culture we have a full gallery inside the Annex showcasing Muskoka Artists! We are happy to support the 20 local artists from Annex Arts Collective. Once inside you will find a unique collection of paintings, fibre art, sculpture, jewellery, photography, ceramics, woodwork and more. 

Not able to come in person? Visit our online store by pressing SHOP NOW!  

Andrew Mason -Wood Turning Artist 

Balmer Creations– dry spice rubs, hot sauces, relishes and more!

Birch Notes Creative– Dawn Huddlestone- original and toned cyanotypes

Burnt Timber ArtKeri Lyn Freebird- custom wood burned signs artwork and jewellery

Carmen’s Pottery– Carmen Somerville- pottery

Eden Bachelder– acrylic and watercolour paintings, handsculpted leather masks 

FELT– Danielle Hutt-needelfelted pillows and wall art 

Get Bent– Brendan Duggan, metal fabrication and sculpture

Happenstance Design-Conel O’Regan- woodworking 

Jenna Harvey- Westphal– encaustic and oil painting

Kesh Clay– Keltie Muntz- handmade polymer clay earrings

Magi J Designs– Shelby Hodson-fine jewellery 

Muskoka Repurposed-Emily Hunter, upcycled silverware jewellery

Peace by Pieces– Sheryl Bunting- stained glass and mosaics

Sara Rogers Poetry– author of Elemental Magic, attire 

Serena West Art– Serena West, portrait painter, acrylics and illustration

Sherry Beiers acrylic paintings and prints 

Swaggy Pots– Sharon Wagner-Chazalon, pottery

Tammy Coo Designsacrylic paintings, prints and colouring posters

Tara Cress Fine Art– pen and ink wildlife illustrations

Tanya List Designs– acrylic paintings, pottery, plants and pots

UNA Studio– Andrea Balmer- fibre artist

Wild Muskoka Botanicals artisan wild foods and cocktail mixers

We have limited space in the gallery and look for those that compliment our current offerings as well as add a positive contribution to our artist group.  If you are thinking of applying please submit this form and we will get back to you. 

 Are You An Artist or Maker?
 Interested in displaying your work with us?
We offer a Guest Artist space front and centre in the gallery where we showcase talent from across Ontario on a monthly basis. 
We welcome handmade work in all forms- 2D, 3D and unique items!
For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE! 


Savour This… is a small batch artisan bakery located right inside the Annex!

Everything is made fresh daily from cookies and buttertarts to ooey gooey bars and specialty cakes. Dani does it all and you can find it on the shelves each day. 

Having a small bakery means that everything is done by a small staff- please contact Dani directly for custom orders however they are not always possible as things book quickly! 

Gluten free items available as well. 

To stay up to date on what is coming out that day and seasonal variety boxes- check out Savour This… on Facebook and Instagram! 

In the Annex Arts Collective- we are always interested in local Muskoka food artisans to add to our group. If you have something amazing… let us know!

sBalmer Creations is a locally owned Muskoka producer of delicious and creative things. Dry spice rubs, hot sauce, relishes and seasonings. Each new creation will have you drooling for more. We also have a specially curated selection of small batch hot sauces from Ontario.

Try the original Greenies Hot Sauce or the favourite Jacks Hot Sauce for extra zing. Viking Rub and Destructor Rubs will be your new go-to for added flavour on meat, veggies and popcorn.

Need something more traditional? How about an extra large jar of zucchini relish to get you through the summer bar-b-ques?

In the Annex Art Collective- we are always interested in local Muskoka food artisans to add to our group. If you have something amazing… let us know!



Wouldn’t it be nice to gather in groups again? The day will come! We have an incredible space in downtown Bracebridge Muskoka that is ready for your event. 

Our regular events include 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!


705. 646. 0223

27 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S4


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