It’s been a holiday tradition in Vancouver for the last 4 decades! A kick-off to the season, Circle Craft Christmas Market returns with over 300 artisans (more than 70 new to the market) including clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, toy makers, candle and soap makers, and more!
The theme of this year’s market, Farmhouse Christmas, is a phrase that brings to mind old-school simplicity, rustic charm, the countryside and nature, as well as artisan craftsmanship. Of course, in our modern world, urbanites have made sure our cities include these things as well. Our artisans come from across Canada, from remote communities, as well as from the big cities.
Circle Craft Christmas Market
When: November 7-11, 2018
Hours: Wed-Fri 10:00am to 9:00pm; Sat 10:00am to 7:00pm; Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Tickets: Available online with a $2 discount if purchased before November 7th.
Circle Craft Christmas Market features artisans from coast to coast: BC craftspeople from communities such as Whaletown, Quathiaski Cove, North Vancouver, Vernon, Duncan, Gibsons, and Vancouver will showcase the very best of this province. Artisans will also come from as far as Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, St-Pierre-Jolys (MB), Blandford (NS), Vegreville (AB), Magog (QC), Georgian Bay (ON), and more!
In 2018, The Campaign for Wool coincides with Circle Craft Market. The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavor initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural, and sustainable benefits offered by wool. Circle Craft Market 2018 features many artisans who use wool in their products, including: FernWeftFibreArt, DutchyMitts, Wee Woollies, Natural Wool Knits, and Susan Savill Designs.
More 2018 Exhibitors:
Gordon Hutchens (clay)
Yookyoung Yong Ceramics
Karen Wilson (handbags)
Shi Studio (jewellery)
Daksha’s Gourmet Spices
Elaine Brewer-White (clay)
Sandra Ramos (clay)
Daub + Design (activewear)
Monster Lab (monster dolls)
Chi’s Creations (jewellery)
Blackford Design (clothing)
Gosia Eco Designs (clothing)
Pulp Function (marquees)
Bee’s Knees Beach (’20s-inspired beachwear for kids)
Ruckusdesign (leather accessories)
First Growth Reclaimed Design (furniture)
Keith Kerrigan Haida Artist and Lorna Moffat Design
Circle Craft Christmas Market attracts some 40,000 people eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans all of whom are jury-selected based on talent and diversity. In addition, to round out the experience, visitors will find craft technique demos (e.g. a pottery wheel and dress painting by Lennard Taylor Design Studio), contests, and the “Budding Artists” open area where emerging artists will introduce exciting and innovative new work.
Kick off the holiday shopping season at Circle Craft Christmas Market! I have a pair of tickets to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Follow Circle Craft on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the co-op, their space on Granville Island and of course the Christmas market.
Update The winner is Fiona McKeown Daubaras!