Gather Pop-Up Shop in Gastown, July 27-29: Creativity, Community and Collections to Covet

Urban socials are the new craft fair and Gather Pop-Up Shop, on in Gastown July 27-29, is your chance to find out more about the latest breed of creative community shopping event.

More intimate and more curated than a market, Gather takes place in the former Boneta space at 1 East Cordova and features collections by 20 local designers plus eight creative workshops.

The designers (AW by Andrea Wong, Love Jules Leather, Fleet Objects) are unquestionably a draw. The workshops add the extra dazzle to a fun, summer social event.

Attendees have a chance to learn all the latest Instagram tricks, hairstyling, how to build a terrarium, cocktail mixology with a Boneta bartender and even embroidery, while making new friends.

Find out more about Gather Pop-Up Shop designers and workshops after the jump.

Tote, AW by Andea Wong. Photo credit: AW by Andea Wong

About Gather Pop-Up Shop Designers

Vancouver’s design scene is getting more and more competitive and some of the best and brightest designers will show their goods at Gather. AW tote bags by Andrea Wong are appearing all over East Van right now. Inspired by the NorthWest coast, Wong crafts bags from colourful reclaimed blankets and attaches repurposed belts as tote handles.

Love Jules Leather is a “two person leather factory” which handcrafts leather accessories ranging from boat shoes to fringe necklaces and fanny packs.

But the designers at Gather aren’t limited to clothing and accessories. Expect to find ceramics, cheesecake pros, coffee roasters, art and even the This Is East Van photography project. Browse the full list of designers here.

About Gather Pop-Up Shop Workshops

Calling all workshopaholics. Gather hosts 8 workshops over 3 days. The prices range from free (after paying the $3 Gather admission) to $20 or so for classes that require materials. The subject matter is fresh and fun. And it’s an easy way to start up a conversation with a new friend over a shared interest.

The Artful Desperado’s Artful City Walk (Saturday, July 28, 12:30 to 2:30pm) is a way to re-envision Gastown through Instagram. After strolling, snapping and playing with filters, effects, textures and editing apps, the group will indulge at a cafe and socialize.

Build Your Own Terrarium (Sunday, July 29, 2:30 to 4:00pm) is a for those who want to relive their youth AND create an on-trend bookshelf accessory. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gnome or pet rock.

Find the full list of workshops and workshop fees here.

Gather Pop-Up Shop takes place at 1 East Cordova, Friday, July 27, 5 to 9pm (media & VIP opening), Saturday, July 28, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, July 29 10am to 5pm. Admission is $3. In their own words: “Expect an explosion of creativity, community and collections to covet.”

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4 Responses to Gather Pop-Up Shop in Gastown, July 27-29: Creativity, Community and Collections to Covet

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    Can’t wait!

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