Make It is a craft fair with a twist. Not only does the three-day affair bring together over 100 of Western Canada’s top artisans, designers and crafters, but the addition of live music, a bar and lots of tasty treats make the stroll through the aisles even more fun (and potentially spendy) than it might otherwise be.
At Make It, you’ll find fashion, specialty foods, body care products, accessories, art, jewelry (lots and lots of jewelry), baby items, and home decor. And if this sounds like a very female-oriented enterprise, don’t worry – there’s even stuff for the guys, too.
Vendors include Amy Victoria Wakefield, a photographer whose Just Love collection melds photography and typography. Audra Ricketts (pictured) will display her line of RabbitRabbit greeting cards. Monkey Butter will offer their line of all-natural peanut butter products, including Dark Chocolate Banana, Maple Bacon and White Chocolate Raspberry flavours. And there are many, many more (for a complete list of exhibitors go here).
According to its website, “Make It is devoted to creating positive opportunities for artists, crafters, designers & musicians. 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.”
It was started by designer/producer Jenna Herbut (www.makeituniversity.com) and her brother Chandler Herbut (www.oleoriginals.com) when they found they couldn’t persuade friends to visit them at traditional craft fairs.
Make It is at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) April 19 – 21. Hours: April 19 4 – 9 p.m., April 20 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., April 21 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the Make It Productions website for more info.