Indigenous Art Candy Design Contest


Wishing Treats acknowledges the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish People.

Wishing Treats is aiming to celebrate indigenous art, its stunning history and continuous importance in the local landscape.

This is an open call for Aboriginal artists of any medium who are interested in participating in a collaborative candy art piece.

Whether you have a gallery or just love to sketch in your free time, we want to feature your design in our next candy display in Vancouver, Burnaby or Surrey.

Wishing Treats is a rock candy studio in Vancouver that uses confectionary to create delicious art as well as unique candy sculpture and art installations.

We are looking for simple, indigenous art designs that our studio can turn into candy creations to be featured at our pop-up kiosks in Metropolis at Metrotown and Guildford Town Center. No need to be a candy expert! Our master candyolo will craft the candy sculpture out of the winning design submissions.  We also want to feature a local art submission in a line of custom rock candies. 

We will make all efforts to replicate designs as close as possible. However, as these are handmade products there may be variations in colour and shape due to our vintage, artisan candy-making techniques.


Top Prizes: $50 honorarium and $50 voucher to Wishing Treats.

Secondary Prize: 5 custom packages of Wishing Treats candy featuring the artist design (Valued at $54.95).


Submissions must honour and celebrate indigenous art.

Designs can either be submitted in hard copy or by email (cell phone quality photos are fine).

Designs must by the submitting artist and be permitted to be replicated by Wishing Treats in candy form.

The winning design will be chosen by a panel of judges and online public feedback.

Submissions can be sent to with the subject line “Candy Design Submission” or to Wishing Treats’ studio on 49 West Hastings, Vancouver, care of Stephanie.

Make sure to include your name, contact information, a brief description of your piece and a brief biography. (A couple sentences are fine.)

Please note these submissions may be showcased online or shared with the public.

Design Panel Judges

(More to come)

Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth

Arianna is a Proud Daughter of the Quw’utsun’/Cowichan People. She was born in Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Unceded Coast Salish Territory.

Arianna owns Quw’utsun’ Made, a contemporary lifestyle and apothecary brand that combines ancestral knowledge & northwest native plant extracts.

Among her many talents, Arianna has years of experience working with the Edzerza Gallery as an artist assistant and creating a stunning online presence.

We are thrilled to have a to have Arianna join us on our candy design judging panel.