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Make It! At PNE Forum April 21 – 23

19 Apr

MakeIt!VancouverIf you haven’t heard of Make It! you may be living under a rock. This event founded by siblings Chandler Herbut and Jenna Herbut in 2008, showcases artists, crafters and makers from all over Canada. This year, you will find over 200 exhibitors or ‘Makies’ at the PNE Forum from April 21st to April 23rd. You will find a wide variety of items including some personal favourites such as Beth & Olivia, The Lemon Square, Sea Luxe, Sable Shortbread, Laughing Sparrow, East Van Light, Amara Blue DesignsDIG Leather, Irit Sorokin Designs and Tessa Manu Photography. Alright, so that’s a long list. These are some of the many we will be checking out this weekend.  Shopping isn’t the only thing happening at Make It! There will be music, food trucks and a beer garden as well as a silent auction with items donated by the makies with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Union Gospel Mission. Make It! kicks off this Friday, April 21st at 11:00 am. Tickets are $5 at the door with kids under 12 free. 

 

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Artisan Markets & Craft Fairs In East Vancouver 2016

10 Nov

SnowflakeTis the season is upon us for an array of craft markets and artisan fairs. The collection of local talent is rather awe inspiring when you attend any of these events. If you are looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary or Christmas, you are likely to find something at any one of these markets. You will find an array of items including art work, pottery, clothing accessories, baked goods, local spirits, gifts for that foodie in your life or beard kits for the man in your life. Of course, it goes without saying these markets are a great way to support local enterprising entrepreneurs.  Each market has its own unique feel, whether you are looking for a smaller market such as River District Winter Craft Fair or something on a bigger scale like Make It! At the PNE Fourm or Shiny Muddy Fuzzy.  We have set out below a rundown in date order of the upcoming markets in East Van for November and December. We will continue to update this list as we learn of more.  We hope you will join us in supporting local this holiday season.

NOVEMBER 2016

Nov. 18: 33rd Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair-Britannia Com Centre 3-8
Nov. 19: 33rd Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair-Britannia Com Centre 10-5
Nov. 20: River District Winter Craft Fair – 8683 Kerr Street 11-4
Nov. 20: BLIM – Heritage Hall 120-6

Nov. 25: Italian Indoor Christmas Market – Italian Cultural Centre 4-8
Nov. 25: June Hunter Holiday Studio Sale  2 – 7 pm
Nov. 25: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 4-9
Nov. 26: June Hunter Holiday Studio Sale 10 – 5
Nov. 26: Strathcona Winter Fair – Strathcona Community Centre 10-4
Nov. 26: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 9-4
Nov. 26: Renfrew Craft Fair – Renfrew Park Community Centre 10-3

Nov. 27: River District Winter Craft Fair 11 – 4
Nov. 27: June Hunter Holiday Studio Sale 10 – 5
Nov. 27: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 9-4
Nov. 27: Market For A Cause (Canucks Autism Network) – Heritage Hall 11-4

DECEMBER 2016

Dec. 2: Eastside Flea – 1024 Main Street 6-10 pm
Dec. 2: TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair  6-10 pm
Dec. 3: Eastside Flea – 1024 Main Street 11-5
Dec. 3: Aboriginal Christmas Fair – 1607 East Hastings St. 10-5
Dec. 3: Artisan Market – Collingwood Neighbourhood House 11 – 4
Dec. 3: TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair  11-5
Dec. 3: Odd Fellows Market – Wise Hall 10-4
Dec. 4: River District Winter Craft Fair 11-4
Dec. 4: Odd Fellows Market – Wise Hall 10-4
Dec. 4: Eastside Flea – 1024 Main Street 11-5
Dec. 4: Aboriginal Christmas Fair – 1607 East Hastings St. 10-5
Dec. 4: TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair  11-5
Dec. 4: Vintage Handmade Society Pop Up – Art & Leisure

Dec. 8: Make It! – PNE Forum 11 am – 9 pm
Dec. 9: Make It! – PNE Forum 11 am – 9 pm
Dec. 10: Holiday Sip & Shop – The Aviary 12-4 pm
Dec. 10:  East Van Ham – The Hall: 1739 Venables Street 11-6
Dec. 10: Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – Heritage Hall
Dec. 10: Make It! – PNE Forum 10 am – 6 pm
Dec. 11: Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – Heritage Hall
Dec. 11: Make It! – PNE Forum 11 am – 5 pm

Dec. 17: Crafty Affaire – Croatian Cultural Centre 10-5
Dec. 17: Tugboat Landing Artisan Market – 2010 E. Kent Avenue 11 – 4
Dec. 17: Women’s Winter Faire – Heritage Hall 11-5
Dec. 17: Winter Craft Fair – Homestead Junction 10-5
Dec. 18: Women’s Winter Faire – Heritage Hall 11-5
Dec. 18: Winter Craft Fair – Homestead Junction 10-5
Dec. 18: Love It. Craft It. 2016 – The Aviary 10-5

 

Knit City At The PNE Forum October 1- 2

27 Sep

PurpleYarnThe 5th Annual Knit City takes place at the PNE Forum this weekend.  If you love to knit or want to learn, this is the event for you.  There will be a variety of workshops, demonstrations, book signings, tips and a host of vendors on hand with everything you need to knit. If you are interested in the workshops, the deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 28th.  The event runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 1st and 2nd. Admission is $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, children under 12 are free (admission is cash only).   If you get hungry, some delish food trucks will be on hand including C’est Si Bon, NamaChickpea, Vainicey Pakoras, Melt City, Culver City Salads and Serious Sausage. So whether you are looking for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, meat or coffee, they’ve got you covered.  Added bonus is the Girl Guides of Canada will be on hand, so if you are craving their chocolate mint cookies, you will find them at the PNE Forum this weekend. For a full rundown of vendors and workshops, we invite you to check out Knit City 2016.  If you are unable to attend this weekend’s event, but want to learn how to knit, we invite you to check out Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store on 2667 East Hastings Street.  They have a variety of workshops for all ages and levels of experience.

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.

Knit City At The PNE Forum October 3 & 4

2 Oct

PurpleYarnKnit City ‘A Modern Fibre Event’ happens on October 3rd and 4th at the PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street. If you are a maker and love to knit or want to learn, this is the event for you.  There will be a variety of workshops all day long, plus demonstrations, tips, tricks and much more. There is quite the extensive list of vendors.  For a full rundown of who will be at this weekend’s event, we invite you to visit Knit City.  If you get hungry, quite a few food trucks will be on hand including Varinicey Pakoras and Taser Grilled Cheese, Big Red’s Poutine, Disco Cheetah, Serious Sausage and Johnny Pops.  Admission to the event is $10 per day (children under 12 are free). Your admission includes free demonstrations, book signings and a chance to win a gift basket filled with items from participating vendors. Event runs 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Photo Credit: Ula Kapala

You Can Be A Maker With Vancouver Tool Library In East Van

1 Jun

VancouverToolLibraryToday we’d like to introduce you to another exhibitor at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. This one hails from the heart of East Vancouver.  The Vancouver Tool Library is a cooperative tool lending library located at 3448 Commercial Street. This a membership driven co-operative that lends a wide variety of tools for home repair, gardening, and bicycle maintenance much like your local library. They also offer affordable workshops on tool related skills and projects including a monthly Introduction to Tools Workshop.   This is an organization that is committed to building vibrant spaces that reflect a commitment to sustainability and at the same time create a community resource that will reduce the costs of improving and greening the places in which we live, work, and play.

Vancouver Tool Library will be participating in this year’s Mini Maker Faire at the PNE Forum on June 6th & 7th. They will be holding workshops over the course of the weekend making none other than holders for growlers. Which we think is rather fitting in that A) East Vancouver is now affectionately being called ‘Yeast Van’ for the number of craft breweries located in a small area and 2) Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival will be taking place outdoor on the PNE Fair Grounds the very same weekend.  Perfect fit we think.

Various members/volunteers from the Vancouver Tool Library will be on hand as well to answer questions about their co-operative, tools they have available and yes new members are always welcome. Feel free to ask one of their members for more information when attending the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. We certainly will be. As an added bonus, for those that sign up to be a member during the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, you will have the opportunity to win 1 of 6 2L growlers from Strange Fellows Brewing. Your newly made growler holder will hold two 2L growlers.  Pretty good incentive to sign up we think.  If you can’t attend the Mini Maker Faire but wish to learn more about becoming a member, you can email them directly at info@vancouvertoollibrary.com.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire June 6 & 7 At The PNE Forum

11 May

VMMFDiagramVancouver Mini Maker Faire takes place June 6 and 7 at the PNE Forum. What is the Mini Maker Faire? Organizers will tell you it’s the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth. This is a two day family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. You will get to see, touch, feel, learn, invent and experience it all first hand. There will be more than 100 exhibits and an amazing selection of workshops and presentations. There truly is something for every age and every interest. What exactly can you expect to find at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire? Well for starters there will be a Dark Matter Zone, a Textile Village, robotic dogs, homegrown drones, interactive art installations and chance to take a spin on an art t-shirt making bike. This event brings together Makers of every type including the City’s tech enthusiasts, crafters, librarians, science clubs, hobbyists, artists and imaginative kids all under one roof for two days.  You know those neat creative people that tinker away in their studios or garages for hours at a time, well now you will find them all in one place and you get to pick their brains about they do and why. Pretty neat if you ask us. So what do you make?  We all make something whether it’s our food, sewing, growing a garden, those cards that you made as a kid for Mother’s Day or that special Valentine. For this year’s Mini Maker Faire, you are invited to come build, craft, teach, hack, invent and learn. The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire encourages you to roll up your sleeve and take part in making something. Advance tickets for this event are now on sale at Mini Maker Faire.   There are rates for youth, students, adults, seniors and family rates, children 4 and younger get in free.  At the door tickets will be also available at the Front Gate on June 6 & 7, 2015.

Would you like the opportunity to win 2 free two day passes to the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire on June 6 & 7?  If so, tell us what you are most interested in seeing at the Mini Maker Faire by:

1.   Emailing us at ILiveInEastVan@gmail.com; OR

2.   Emailing our Facebook Page @ ILiveInEastVan.com

Contest deadline is Monday, May 25th at midnight. One winner will be able to pick up their weekend passes at the VIP/Media Line Up at the PNE Forum.

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