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Sechelt Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Mar 30 – Oct 12. Enjoy a stroll through the Sunshine Coast’s biggest and longest running market. Every Saturday from Easter to Thanksgiving, 9 am to 2:30 pm. You’ll find a colourful selection of local, curated items from seasonal produce, gift-worthy arts and crafts, to artesian foods and drinks and hot foods. Leashed-pet friendly, accessible, family fun. See you there! Rain or shine!

Metta Grove – Artisan Market

Local Vendors at Metta Grove Visionary Art Concert
Artisan Market with several local vendors from 1-5 pm (free entry).
Vendor application here: https://bit.ly/MG-RC-2023-vendors

Concert is at 7:30 pm.
Concert Info:
Metta Grove is a cinematic visionary art concert with roots in guided meditation and psychedelic experience.

Featuring stunning visuals of animated art by Simon Haiduk with an uplifting soundtrack, this visionary experience will enliven your senses, leaving you calm and clear. A unique and unforgettable event not to be missed.

RC Hall – XRCCA presents: 54th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

It’s that time a year again to come out and check out local wares and get your holiday shopping done early! Something for everyone!
30+ Vendors with handmade crafts, wares and treats!
Hot food from Organic Bannock and Semir’s Hot Dog Cart plus bake sale!
November 24-26
Friday 4-8pm
Saturday/Sunday 10am-4pm
Roberts Creek Community Hall
$2 admission
Door Prizes
Volunteers needed! Signup at volunteersignup.org/DDTWD
Bakes sale donations welcome! Please contact hallmanager@robertscreekcommunity.ca if interested!
Happy Holidays!

HMB Holiday Market + Kids Craft Fair

The Halfmoon Bay Holiday Market offers a collaborative space for kids to proudly sell their creations alongside established Coast vendors. The first 300 attending get $1 FREE Sunshine Coast Credit Union Kidpreneur Cash to use at the event!

A FREE FUN FAMILY EVENT with Hot Chocolate – Kids Games – Santa’s Mailbox – Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – Free Admission – Giftbasket Contest – Foodtruck, and more

Support the local artisans of our community when you shop our Main Vendor Village + Kids Craft Fair with kidpreneurs 13yrs and under. For more information including a list of participating vendors, please visit our website.

WHERE:
Halfmoon Bay Elementary School Gym
8086 Northwood Rd, Halfmoon Bay, BC

PR – Powell River Farmers Market

to May. Sundays 12:30-2:30pm.

Meet local farmers who have all kinds of wonderful local food from asparagus to zucchini.  Local farmers also bring eggs, frozen meats, and preserves Powell River Fair Grounds 4365 McLeod Rd

Seaside Art, Photography & Book Fair

For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

Deck the Halls Artisan Fair

Our annual Deck the Halls Artisan Fair is here! This year it will take place solely in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre building. Many local vendors will be displaying their wares and festive food treats will be available for purchase. It’s the perfect time and place to get into the holiday spirit while picking up a gift and supporting our local vendors.

The first Christmas Fair that the Sunshine Coast Arts Council produced was held in 1979 in the current Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Over the years, the Fair has changed venue from the Sechelt Band Hall to the Rockwood and Seaside Centre before finally coming home once again to the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, expanding to two venues last year, and this year returning to one.

Entrance is by donation.

Creek Daze 2023

This year’s festivities will start out at the Roberts Creek School at 10:15am to gather for the Higgely Piggely Parade that will make its way down to the Pier!
We welcome a variety of vendors offering information, crafts and wares, food and activities!
There will be a kidz zone with face painting, games and things to play with.
We are honoured to have Emily Picard who will be painting a piece throughout the day that will be auctioned off at the end so come buy tickets at the RCCA tent!
As always we will have a stage at the Mandala featuring Monty Montego, Estelle and the Honeydews, Mr Doug, Matt Hughes and the Shapes We’re In, Jankyy Tyygr, the Driftwood Players and more!
The Slow Sundays Stage 11:30am-3:30pm

Summer Night Market: Fizzies & Friends on Fawn @ the Halfmoon Bay Nursery

Please join us for our first ever Summer Night Market! Fizzies & Friends on Fawn will feature local artisans, craft brewers and distillers, food purveyors, and musicians for a fun summer gathering. There will also be kids activities!

All regularly priced plants will be 20% off. Summer Annuals and veg starts are 30% off.

August 11 5-9pm at the Halfmoon Bay Nursery (7820 Fawn Road)
Vendor info: HalfmoonBayNursery@hotmail.com

Hackett Park Artisan Fair

The Hackett Park Artisan Fair is an annual gathering of local and regional vendors. The Fair has been an annual tradition on the Coast for 35 years, and attracts close to 5000 visitors seeking to discover the creations of artisans who are jury selected based on craftsmanship, originality, and the unique items they have to offer for sale.

We will have live musicians in Hackett Park’s new amphitheatre. There will be a large variety of artisans, artists, entertainers, and food vendors!

The entrances to the Fair are located at the corner of Trail Ave. and Medusa as well as Trail Ave. and Dolphin St. in Sechelt. Admission is by donation for adults and free for children under twelve.

Art Exhibition: In This Together

From June 1st – June 29th, GPAG is excited to host In This Together- Sunshine Coast Pride Exhibition curated by Anna Nobile. All 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, emerging artists, makers, and creatives located on the Sunshine Coast, including the upper Coast and qathet (Powell River), are exhibit their artwork.

 

PR – Author Talk: The Creative Instigators Handbook: A DIY Guide to Making Social Change Through Art

Join Leanne Prain, author of the Creative Instigators Handbook, for a colourful and inspiring slideshow and discussion. Leanne will highlight imaginative projects by artists, crafters, and ordinary folks who use their talents and skills to foster positive change and growth in their communities and in the world.

Ideal for creative thinkers, and may encourage you to launch unusual art projects that can lead your community towards social change. Leanne will discuss how art can be used to implement civic collaborations, community co-creations, and eye-catching street art. She will answer questions and sign her books, which will be available for sale.

Host: Council of Canadians Powell River. Financial assistance: Canada Council via Writers Union of Canada. Suggest donation $10. Students free.

Seaside Art & Book Fair

For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

PR – Powell River Farmers Market

Saturdays 10:30-12:30 and Sundays 12:30-2:30pm.

Meet local farmers who have all kinds of wonderful local food from asparagus to zucchini.  Local farmers also bring eggs, frozen meats, and preserves Powell River Fair Grounds 4365 McLeod Rd

Calling all 2SLGBTQIA+ artists – drop off artwork May 27th – May 28th

From June 1st – June 29th, GPAG is excited to host In This Together- Sunshine Coast Pride Exhibition curated by Anna Nobile. All 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, emerging artists, makers, and creatives located on the Sunshine Coast, including the upper Coast and qathet (Powell River), are encouraged to submit their artwork.

Please drop off your artwork at the Gallery, May 27th – May 28th, from 11am – 4pm, with a completed entry form and labels affixed to the back or base of each artwork. More information, submission guidelines and entry forms can be found online at https://gpag.ca/submissions/.

Christmas Artisan Market

A myriad of arts, crafts, foods, drinks, music, community, fun and surprise. Please come shop and stay for awhile.
Satisfy ALL you senses at this wonderful seasonal market.

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