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 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, 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!

COVID-19 Update:

*New 2021 lockdown requirements: all classes are offered online

Regular studio classes run each season with limited class size and sanitized, safely spaced work stations.  Art kits for children and adults available for those that would like to remain at home. 

We offer curbside pickup or delivery.

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



    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 18 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. 

COVID-19 Update: Full gallery is now online. 

Cindy Kelly- ReLOVED Creations– upcycled jewellery and sculpture 

Danielle Hutt- FELT– needelfelted pillows and wall art 

Sherry Beiers acrylic paintings and prints 

Melissa Pole– watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings and textiles 

Shelby Hodson- Magi J Designs– fine jewellery 

Eden Bachelder– acrylic and watercolour paintings, handsculpted leather masks 

Cassandra MacNaughtanWildrock Pottery 

Conel O’Regan- Happenstance Design– handsewn custom clothing, woodworking 

Andrew Mason Wood Turning Artist 

John de Lang of Woods End Studio-master bird carver 

Get Bent– Brendan Duggan, metal fabrication and sculpture 

Brooke Morrow of Kigons Creations– beaded jewellery, ribbon skirts, paintings and moccasins.

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

Tammy Coo Designs– acrylic paintings, prints and colouring posters

Wendy Nicholson- toddler wool coats and plush animals

Lynda Hutt- Looma Studio– woven wall hangings, rugs, placemats and upholstery

Bianca Cardoso– needlefelting and watercolour paintings

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

We have limited space in the co-op and will be expanding again for March 1, 2021.  If you are thinking of applying please contact Conel O’Regan for an application. 


Balmer 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.

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!

Upcoming Events!

Stay tuned as we plan exciting and unique events in our space! 

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