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 and on the ARTrail Muskoka – you will find stunning talent under our roof. Let The Cat Go Fine Art and Crafts, Kala Collective, Local working Artists and a variety of visiting businesses have come together to create this neighbourhood space. Come for a coffee, shop, do a class or even just view the gallery. Everyone is welcome.

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Previously uptown in a small studio, Let The Cat Go has grown! We are now pleased to be able to offer multiple classes inside Annex. 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.

Let The Cat Go also offers programs throughout our community including SEED programs through the District of Muskoka, local elementary school electives, a holiday and summer day camp at The Chapel Gallery.

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

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Let The Cat Go has been supporting over 30 local artists in the gallery for the past 2 years. At Annex we are proud to be able to provide a working space for a rotating group of artists. Come and see our featured artist and see the process of how they develop their craft!

If you are interested in working as an artist in residence please contact Andrea

shop

Our shop Kala Collective, within the Annex is operated by Kala House of Colour. Kala, meaning ART in Hindi, opened it’s shop doors at 54 Manitoba Street in downtown Bracebridge back in 2016 with a mission to house a collection of handcrafted goods sourced directly from artisans across Canada, and from around the world. With so much talent right here on our Muskoka doorstep, it wasn’t long before a host of local artists were supplying their wares to Kala. The retail space at the Annex will be an extension of Kala’s current downtown store, with a specific mandate of housing goods made locally. Artists who conduct workshops at the Annex have the opportunity to sell their goods at the shop, providing a “collective storefront” to these talented makers. For visitors, this means you get to, not only MAKE and EXPERIENCE ART at Annex, but SHOP ART too!

Welcome to the jungle, otherwise known as Knoop Design! A retail space within Annex offering unique plants, hand painted pots, and macramé for sale. Once you get to know your plants you will want to keep them forever so we have related workshops on keeping your own jungle happy and healthy. A passion for plants in all shapes, sizes, and colours is what makes Knoop Design tick.

What better place for us to be, because let’s face it, plants are living and growing art!

    Welcome to the jungle, otherwise known as Knoop! A retail space within Annex offering unique plants, hand painted pots, and macramé for sale. Once you get to know your plants you will want to keep them forever so we have related workshops on keeping your own jungle happy and healthy. A passion for plants in all shapes, sizes, and colours is what makes Knoop tick.

    We can’t think of a better place for us to be, because let’s face it, plants are living and growing art!

FOOD

Locally owned and operated, JAR BAR Juice Bar is expanding and moving from their original location in the clocktower centre to join the community in Annex. 

JAR BAR provides eco-friendly, nutritious, delicious and convenient; smoothies, juice, meals, snacks, coffee and tea. 

‘Creating a healthier community, one jar at a time!’

We have a simple plan at Annex- if you are hungry you should eat! Each month we highlight food from the local community including gluten free snacks and specialty baking. We are happy to say that by being able to provide a variety of local food, you can test it out with us and then visit their own stores for more! Grab something quick to have before an art class or take it on the road. 

Our in-house food means that we would prefer that no outside food is brought in however, if you have a major event- talk to us about catering!

events

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, a Muskoka Potters shows, 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!

CONTACT INFORMATION

705. 646. 0223

27 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S4

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