09 Dec

A Weekend to Buy Local, Buy Handmade, and Buy Art

There are so many terrific artists, makers, and craftspeople in this city and the Christmas season is the perfect time of year to support small business by buying locally made goods to give as gifts. This weekend there are studio sales and craft markets galore, so I thought I’d share my favourites.

 

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy is my favourite seasonal market because it is a highly curated collection of fine craft and art, bringing together many of my favourite artists in the city. It’s an excellent place to buy beautiful things for loved ones (or yourself). Check out Dahlhaus, Antipod Worskshop, and Westerly Handmade Shoes.

Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Sat Dec 10th, 11am to 7pm | Sun Dec 11th, 10am to 6pm

 

Got Craft is also a highly curated market that has been around for ten years now. They are a larger market with more to choose from, but still focused on quality indie handmade work. Check out The Beautiful Project, Coconama Chocolate, and Fable Naturals.

Pipe Shop Building, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Sat Dec 10th + Sun Dec 11th, 10am to 5pm

 

Gam Gallery is presenting their third annual group exhibition & holiday pop-up shop, this year inspired by Pantone colour system. They invited artists to contribute works in colours from the collection to create a spectrum of hues through the gallery. Check out works in the show by Sandeep Johal, Caitlin McDonagh, and Trevor Van den Eijnden. The show opens Friday Dec 9th, 7pm to 12am.

110 East Hastings, at Columbia
Fri Dec 9th to Fri Dec 23rd.

 

EEK Studio Sale with artists Christann Kennedy and Gina Miller. It’s a great opportunity to visit artists in their studio, and purchase an amazing piece of art directly from the artists.

EEK Studio, 1888 Main Street, Unit E
Fri Dec 9th, 5pm to 9pm | Sat Dec 10th, 1pm to 5pm

Happy Shopping!

© Rachael Ashe