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. 

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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 private groups.

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

COVID-19 Update:

We have closed in-studio classes for the winter of 2021/2022 while our capacity and interest have changed. Please contact us to book private groups or check back in spring 2022 for classes.

www.letthecatgo.com

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   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. 

COVID-19 Update: Full gallery is now online. 

Andrew Mason Wood Turning Artist 

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

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

Eden Bachelder– acrylic and watercolour paintings, handsculpted leather masks 

Eye of the Beholder– Jason Bouchard- sculptor, painter, mixed media

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

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

Magi J Designs– Shelby Hodson-fine jewellery 

Melissa Pole– watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings and textiles 

Muskoka Repurposed-Emily Hunter, upcycled silverware jewellery

Sherry Beiers acrylic paintings and prints 

Swaggy Pots– Sharon Wagner-Chazalon, pottery

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

Tammy Coo Designs– acrylic paintings, prints and colouring posters

Wendy Nicholson Sewing– toddler clothing, plush animals and beeswax wraps

Wildrock PotteryCassandra MacNaughtan

Woods End Studio-John de Lang -master wood carver 

We have limited space in the co-op and will be expanding again for January 1, 2022.  If you are thinking of applying please contact us for an application. 

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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!

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!

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BOOK YOUR EVENT WITH US!

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!

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