Tag Archives: Handmade Goods

The East Van Bazaar At The Hall Saturday May 27, 2017

19 May

EastVanBazaarMay2017The East Van Bazaar is back on Saturday, May 27th at The Hall which is located at 1739 Venables Street (at the corner of Commercial Drive). The organizers have put together another great mix of local makers, artisans and collectors of vintage. Some of the vendors you can expect to see include artisanal wine by Waterside Winery, delish pie and sweet treats from Rose & June’s Bakeshop, beautiful teas by Tea Lani, jewellery by Meraki Escential Love, The One & Only and Rish Jewellery.  If you happen to be looking for vintage items, you may wish to stop by and check out She Wolf Paper & Vintage which will be on hand with retro clothing, books and more. For a full rundown of vendors, visit East Van Bazaar. They are updating their site as new vendors are added. The event kicks off at 11:00 am and runs till 5:00 pm. Admission is a suggested $2 donation. We invite you to pop down and check out all the local talent which of course is a hop skip and jump from some great spots on The Drive. Although, we do recommend stopping in at Uprising Breads just one block down the street.  We are rather addicted to their Ginger Cookies.

Got Craft? Happens At Maritime Labour Centre May 6-7, 2017

28 Apr

GotCraft2017If you are not familiar with Got Craft?, it is one of Vancouver’s largest indie craft fairs. It started in 2007 with 20 vendors and 500 attendees and has now grown to 75 vendors and some 5,000 attendees coming to check out the local talent.  The aim of organizers is to create a boutique event that showcases their favourite handmade artists and also provides  the opportunity to shop and meet those makers in person. This year the event is again happening at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, on May 6 and 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We see they will be showcasing a number of our favourite makers which include East Van Jam, SeaLuxe,  East Van Light, Sarah Mulder Jewellery, Laughing Sparrow and Tessa Manu Photography to name a few.  To see the full line up of vendors, we invite you to check out Got Craft?  Tickets are available to purchase in advance online for $3 or you can purchase tickets at the door for $5.  While in the area, be sure to check out some of the great spots close by including, Scandillious to fill up before or after shopping, or The Pie Shoppe for a sweet stop, or if you get thirsty Doan’s Craft Brewing is a short walk away as is Odd Society Spirits. While wandering around the neighbourhood, we are quite sure you’ll stumble across a few other great spots.   

Make It Vancouver! At The PNE Forum April 22-24

20 Apr

MakeIt!In case you hadn’t heard, one of Vancouver’s biggest showcases for one-of-a-kind handmade goods comes to East Van this weekend, Make It Vancouver!  It’s their Spring show with almost 200 makers, designers, artisans and crafters.  As you might expect, there will be an amazing selection of items including  fashion, accessories, jewellery, art, baby items, home décor and our personal favourite, food! There is great line up of vendors including some favourites such as French Made Baking, Rootables, The Salt Dispensary, Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spices, Jules & Kent and The Local Churn to a name a few.  On deck for home décor is another strong line up and includes a personal favourite we’ve featured here previously on the site East Van Light.  If you are looking for some gift items whether for Mother’s Day or an upcoming birthday, this is the place to be.  And if you think it’s all for the women, think again.  There will be something for everyone on hand.  Add to that, for all you hungry shoppers, there will be food trucks and a beer garden.    Make It Vancouver! takes place at the PNE Forum on Friday, April 22nd from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, then continues on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with their last day being, Sunday, April 24th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.   Admission is $5 at the door which allows you to shop all of the 3 days, admission is free for kids 12 and under. See you there.

East Van Bazaar Is At The Wise Hall Sunday May 8th

18 Apr

TEastVanBazaarMay8he East Van Bazaar is back on Sunday, May 8th at the Wise Hall. If you didn’t catch the previous one in March, you missed out on one great event. The organizers put together a really great mix of local makers.  This upcoming Bazaar falls on Mother’s Day so it’s a great opportunity to bring mom to check out our thriving community of artists, or pick up something special for mom if you haven’t already.   You can expect to find an array of items including hand-crafted jewelry, local wood sculptures, new gadgets, cards, oddities and collectibles, cool handmade items or vintage reworks.  They will have over 40 vendors including Tea Lani with specialty teas, jewellery designs by Larki Designs, Shab Nar Jewellery, Rish Jewellery and Crisp Bones, Pinch with all natural deodorant which I know a number of people have been on the hunt for. For a full rundown of vendors, visit East Van Bazaar. There will also be live music and a DJ on hand as well as food and drink vendors.  The event kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm. Admission is a suggested $2 donation. We invite you to pop down and check out this local talent.

Eastside Flea Grand Opening Weekend April 16 & 17

14 Apr

EastsideFleaIn case you hadn’t heard, the Eastside Flea has found a new permanent home at the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street. This flea market features it all including vintage goods, vinyl records, collectibles and handmade items by local artisans.  This weekend is the Grand Opening of their new space and it will be a 2 day event on April 16th and 17th.  They have been busy reworking their new digs and are ready to show it off.  Added bonus is Tacofino Food Truck will be on hand for those that get hungry while shopping. There will also be deejays on hand as well an artist show room and a few other surprises. The Eastside Flea will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come on down and check out their new space.

Got Craft? Spring Edition Maritime Labour Centre May 2 & 3

27 Apr

GC-May2015-CardFVancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, returns this Spring to the Maritime Labour Centre on May 2 & 3, 2015. This event showcases some 75 local vendors with a wide variety of curated handmade goods. As well, they will be bringing back some of their most popular workshops to this event such as hand lettering with legendary sign painter, John Lennig of Big Top Sign Arts.  What we were pleased to learn is some of the new East Van vendors that will be taking part in this upcoming event. They include:

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Emilie Crewe
Five Corners Creative
Graveley & Sons
Kate Barazzuol Jewelry
Owl & Windsor
The Nine O’Clock Gun Company
Fable Naturals

For those doing a little Mother’s Day shopping, the timing of this show is just right, being Mother’s Day is May 10th.  The first 50 people through the door each day will receive a swag bag full of goodies from vendors and sponsors. Got Craft? takes place on May 2 and 3, 2015 between 10:00 am-5:00 pm at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street. Admission is $3 at the door, and children (10 and under) get in free.

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31st Annual Christmas Craft Fair At Britannia Secondary School November 21 – 23

20 Nov

2014_Britannia_Craft_Fair_PosterThe Britannia Christmas Craft Fair is back for its 31st year this weekend. The event will be held in Gyms A & B at Britannia Secondary School, 1001 Cotton Drive. You can expect to find a large array of handmade goods including Aboriginal artwork, jewellery, pottery, woodwork, celtic knots, food vendors and live entertainment.  Admission is $2, but children under 12 are free. The event is sponsored by the Britannia Community Education with all proceeds raised going to inner-city youth programs. The craft fair runs Friday, November 21st from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on the Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eastside Flea At The Wise Hall Saturday, January 18th

17 Jan

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The ever popular Eastside Flea is back at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, this Saturday, January 18th.  Like past events, you will find an array of items from many local vendors. You can expect to find collectibles, records, antiques, vintage clothing, books, local artists such as RISH Jewelry with some handmade rings and, of course, so much more. The Flea gets under way at 10:00 a.m. and goes till 4:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Admission is $1.00.  If you miss it this weekend, the next scheduled dates at the Wise Hall are February 22nd, March 8th & 22nd and April 12th.

Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair At Croatian Cultural Centre Sunday, December 22nd

21 Dec

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Well for those of you that have left their Christmas shopping down to the wire, here is your chance to pick up some one-of-kind gifts from over 100 local artisans.   The Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair is taking place this Sunday, December 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   First 50 people through the door on Sunday will receive a free Swag Bag.  Admission is $5 at the door, but children under 12 are free.  There will also be face painting and balloon animals for the kids. You can purchase your ticket(s) online at Eventbrite and by doing so, you will be entered into a draw for a $100 shopping spree. Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 21st.

While you are at the Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair, pop in and say hi to Kim Mulder and Kennedy Telford. Kim and Kennedy are two librarians who are passionate about real food and have just published a cookbook This East Van Kitchen: A Fresh Introduction to Cooking. The book features vegan, vegetarian and meat recipes with colour that jumps off the pages.   The book will be available for sale this Sunday for $30 for a single copy and $25 each for multiple copies. If you miss them at the craft fair, their book is available at the People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive.

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Winter Craft Market At River District December 1st

30 Nov

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The River District, 8683 Kerr Street, is hosting a Winter Craft Market this Sunday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can expect to find lots of one-of-a-kind gifts.   Some of the vendors taking place in this Sunday’s market include Marley Bike Caffee, Ceiba Gourmet, The Salt Dispensary, momomints, Morgan’s Pillows, Kaoriya Felted Hats, Art to Wear, Phaedra Skin Care Products  and many more.  Note many of the vendors are cash only, although some may accept credit cards. As an added bonus, the first 50 shoppers will receive a free River District umbrella which is timely now that the rain is back.

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