About Us & Our Team

Celebrating Canadian Creativity Since 1981

Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft - The Little Art Shop on the Corner

Our Motto: All Canadian All the Time

Over 40 years ago, Cornerstone began when a group of local artists banded together to create a showcase for their work. Independently owned now, Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft believes in Canadian Artists and is proud to be able to tell patrons that "Everything in the shop is made by Canadian Artisans".

Visitors and locals alike are delighted by and depend on this when searching for that special gift for giving or receiving! All gifts are beautifully hand packaged and include information about the artist of the piece, ensuring that the lucky recipient knows that you have chosen a Canadian made gift. Cornerstone staff will go the extra mile and assist in shipping should the intended recipient live out of town.

Creating an All Canadian Retail Experience to Promote Canadian Artists & Support Canadian Creativity

The works that are displayed at Cornerstone represent local artisans as well as crafters from across this great country. Powerful energies and communities are formed when our patrons and Canada's richly talented artisans come together. Positive and inspiring dialogues are initiated, stories and histories are exchanged, lifestyles and communities are supported. Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft is honoured to be a part of this. 

We hope that you are inspired when you visit us. We believe that everyone is creative and the joy of expression comes in many different forms. We hope that you listen to that, "little inner voice" and whether it's through experimentation (you take a class) or appreciation ( you choose a piece of art to take home), you experience the joy that comes from participation.

"You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That's all right, you are feeling your way into the thing."  Emily Carr

Penny Knapp - Owner

Lisa Scales - Manager

Lynn Ede - Customer Service

Jane Mann - Customer Service