Here’s what you can expect for December’s holiday markets and craft fairs.
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Apt613 has shared all we know about the many holiday craft fairs and markets happening this month— now we need to get ready for December!
In record time, Côté Fleurs went from the web to Parkdale Market to a brick-and-mortar store. On November 10, bilingual owner Gabrielle Hui St-Aubin’s flower subscription business will move indoors and add a flower bar, Grab’n’Go bouquets, a make-your-own-dried-flower-arrangement station and a Made in Ottawa gift shop featuring many favourite local makers to their operation, all before turning one year old! A standout achievement, much like their stunning floral offerings.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… holiday craft show season! That’s right—it begins in early November, we presume to give folks plenty of time to shop before the holidays are truly upon us.
If you’re organizing or hosting a holiday market, please let Apt613 know about it!
Cheerfully Made Goods + Markets presents their fall craft market on Sept. 24-25 at the Bell Sensplex, where over 100 small Canadian businesses will show off their handcrafted goods to the public.
Theo Fietka and Anna Paluch share a few things in common—namely, an artistic practice grounded in Polish folk art traditions and a desire to help each other out as they carve out a niche for their folk art.
After two long years, Ottawa Comiccon is back from Sept. 9-11, 2022, bringing fiction fans everything they can dream of, including Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen, Denise Crosby, Tomer Capone, Cary Elwes, and Georges St-Pierre.
Hannah Fraser’s local business, Floral Sweeties brings you all things floral: from jewelry to artwork, she combines art and science to create masterpieces with real flowers.
On Saturday, April 30, from 10am–3pm, the Hintonburg Community Centre at 1064 Wellington St. West presents Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market for all things sewing-related. From wool to fabrics to knits and more, over 70 vendors have plenty to offer you for all your crafty desires.
Finding the right fit takes time. After looking at many locations, Amanda Cockburn, founder of Freewheeling Craft, an organization bringing new and established artisans together, finally found a dream space to connect Ottawa artists. A long time in the making, but nonetheless worth the wait, 70B Beech officially opens this April.
This gift guide is for your creative friends and family, whether they create or consume art, or enjoy doing both. Feel free to treat yourself to these awesome experiences and opportunities too. After all, when do we ever have too much art and culture in our lives?!
As local events are now taking place online, progressive vendors have struggled with craft-show organizers rejecting or censoring their works for being considered too political. These vendors, as a result, have trouble finding their target audience as well as connecting with their community. Pride, Not Prejudice is here to fix this problem.
Andrea Mueller makes small, important jewelry. From her workbench, she creates engagement rings, redesigns heirloom gems, and fabricates earrings that brighten and bring meaning to their wearer’s daily lives. Mueller’s clients have given her a unique perspective into Ottawa’s changing relationship with gold and silver: she is frequently called upon to remake old or inherited […]
Between lockdowns and curfews, we’re low on organized events to share this weekend. So besides a friendly reminder to make safe choices, we’ve got a few suggestions lined up for your weekend.