Local Markets this weekend!


Blim a local community based art resource center has announced it's very First Monthly Main Street Community Market, supporting the unique independent creativity found in the Mount Pleasant community of Vancouver

Beginning in March, Blim will be presenting a monthly Main Street Community Market. The first Blim Community Market will take place at the Cambrian Hall on Main and 17th from 11–5 PM, and will be held consecutively on the last Sunday of every month.

The first community market will be this Sunday, March 29 from 11–5 PM, with over 30 vendors and additionally will feature a different live local music act each month, as well as hot food and beverages. Vendors include hand crafted edibles, fashion, jewellery, craft supplies, fine art, vintage clothing and jewellery, zines and records, and are not limited to crafts. There will be a focus on nurturing and promoting creative production in the community, both by cross-pollinating between different groups, and offering a forum for independent marketing. The live act this month is FINE MIST .

Some vendors this month include: basement sweet ( jewellery) basementsweet.com; Darwin Meyers ( vintage vinyl ); Rad Attack ( clothing ); Coco Cake Cupcakes/Coco Chow Fun Earrings (cococake.com and cocochowfun.com); Blim (clothing and accessories) blim.ca; It's Your Life ( jewellery) itsyourlifeshop.com; Re-up (jewellery) ReUp.etsy.com; No Fixed Address ( zines and books ) (solderandsons.com); District Thirty (jewellery) Districtthirty.com; Devon Gifford (hand made dolls and accessories); White Sky ( vintage clothing ); Laboratory Laboratoire (handmade crafts) (laboratorylaboratoire.com)


Handmade leather goods: belt buckles, pendants and bags from flightpathdesigns.etsy.com

The Portobello West Market opens its doors once again on March 28th and 29th, 2009 here in Vancouver to kick off the new season .

Portobello West fashion and Art market is open March to December at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, with $2 admission for the public (children 12 and under get in free!), on the last Sunday of the month from 12pm to 6pm.

Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you jan for all the vancouver coverage! you have many local followers...
so the more, the merrier!