Holiday Gift and Craft Fairs This Weekend!

It's that time of year where all the holiday gift and craft fairs are taking place and this weekend seems to be the biggest.  Check out what's happening in and around Vancouver!

Barter BC Holiday Gift Fair
552 Clark Drive
December 11 - December 24
(12-7pm)

Once again, Barter BC has been busy inviting local, talented makers to take part in an event that aims to connect and inspire the community. This pop- up was created to give existing and emerging makers a platform to sell their work, build an audience and connect with buyers of all types.

The venue SPACE at 552 Clark Drive will be opening its doors from Friday 11th December all the way up to - and including - Christmas Eve. Shopping hours are from 12-7pm every day.

The one-stop Christmas shop will bring together the some of the best of BC talent under one roof. With around 30 makers taking part, visitors can expect to find unique Christmas gifts including furniture, candles, cushions, art and jewelry - all at affordable prices.

Makers include: Pot Inc, Fleet Objects, Harlow Skin Co. Yew Woodshop, Sarah Delaney, Ben Barber Studio, Konzuk, DMR Ceramics, Clothlab and of course, Barter BC.

Got Craft - Holiday Edition
The Pipe Shop Building 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Saturday, December 12 + Sunday, December 13, 2015
(10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Vancouver's biggest indie craft fair, Got Craft is back again, this year they're taking over the Pipe Shop Building in North Vancouver. Conveniently located adjacent to the Seabus Terminal and the Bus Loop (5-10 minute walk to the venue), the Pipe Shop Building is at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue next to Lonsdale Quay Market and across from the Pinnacle Pier Hotel.

Be one of the first 50 people through the doors each day to receive a FREE* limited edition swag bag with goodies from the Got Craft vendors! Participate in one of their new hands-on workshops such as letterpress with District Dogs Designs, piƱata making with The Rice Babies, and of course, show favourites, Spool of Thread will be back with a hand sewing project! Perfect for kids and adults!

More info here!

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy
Heritage Hall / 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11am - 7pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 10am - 6pm

Visit this Vancouver based artisan collective annual holiday show at the beautiful Heritage Hall on Main Street. Shiny Fuzzy Muddy formed in 2003 to collaborate in creating events that bring their art to the people. The driving force and vision behind the non-profit collective comes from the group’s four core members Janna Hurtzig, Kari Woo, Arleigh Wood and Frances Dickinson. Initially drawn to each other’s aesthetic sensibilities, they found great support and inspiration in their collaboration and so it has lived on ever since!

More info here!




Jan Halvarson

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