Make it! Vancouver – The Craft Fair

On Sunday, April 24th, I and Alex went to the craft fair Make It! The Handmade Revolution.

I was waiting for the event, as I love going to local markets, especially when they’re about art and craft. This time I also got lucky and I won the tickets on a Facebook contest (thanks!). 🙂

Make It! is a biannual craft fair where you can find handmade items from nearly 200 of Canada’s best makers, designers, and crafters.

From the fair website: “Make It is devoted to creating positive opportunities for artists, crafters & designers.
On the flip side, Make It is a shopping event that gives enlightened shoppers the opportunity to buy unique, ethically made goods from top artisans from all over Canada.
Make It is about appreciating creativity, connecting entrepreneurs, and giving conscious shoppers an alternative to the mall.

The fair took place at the PNE Forum and the exhibitors were selling anything from clothing, art, home décor, jewelry, cards and prints, reclaimed wood art pieces, and accessories, all handmade.
I was so happy to see such a crowd at the fair, and so many people curious and interested in buying handmade items.
I bought some cute little things and I enjoyed meeting some friends and getting to know local artists and crafters.

I love to support the creative community, and I filmed a video for VANCOUVER CREATIVA as I thought this event was perfect for the series.

Special mention to two friends of mine who were at the fair: Katie Stewart, Cre­ative Director at SAD Mag, and Jérémie Laguette, sign maker and owner of Woodtype.

If you live in Vancouver, check out the fair website and their Facebook page (to find all the awesome makers).
And don’t miss the next Make It! Vancouver.

Unfortunately, I could not film all the exhibitors at the market, so here are some of the ones in the video: Tessa Manu, Strut Jewelry, Tin Hat DesignC Yarn HutJennea Frischke, KEWEI’ll Know It When I See It, The Jitterbug Shop, Reclaimed Print, Far Sky Map Works, Retro Repurposed, Locomotive Clothing, and Crafted Van.