SHOP LOCAL! ARTS WHISTLER HOLIDAY MARKET SERVES UP A CLASSIC CANADIAN CHRISTMAS
WHISTLER, BC – It’s beginning to feel a lot like…Whistler Holiday Market time! The Arts Whistler Holiday Market (formally Bizarre Bazaar) returns to the Whistler Conference Centre November 25 and 26 for two days of hand-baked, hand-made goodness. Whether you’re looking for local artwork, a cozy sweater, or a delicious treat, with over 120 vendors there is sure to be something for everyone on your “nice” list. Add live music, carols, and visits from Santa, and the market becomes a full-on festive bonanza.
The Arts Whistler Holiday Market will feature new vendors and returning favourites for a seasonal celebration and a local shopping experience like no other. Marketing a diverse array of handcrafted and locally-produced goods to shoppers on one of Whistler’s busiest weekends of the year, the event has become a major showcase for Sea to Sky artisans. Local and regional artists and artisans will gather to offer their handmade goods and original artwork under a banner of twinkling lights and classic Canadian Christmas-themed décor at the Whistler Conference Centre.
Bratz Biz, a local venture that promotes the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Whistler’s youth, will also be returning to the market. This group of young artists and artisans will be selling their handcrafted items such a soaps, cards, and wood crafts.
This year’s vendor lineup features an eclectic mix of artisan goods including ceramics, housewares, natural bath products, jewelry, artwork, clothing, food, and lots more.
“We have an impressive community of Sea to Sky artisans and the Arts Whistler Holiday Market is an opportunity to showcase their many talents as well as to discover new talents of vendors from further afield,” says Maureen Douglas, Arts Whistler’s Executive Director. “It’s a wonderful way to kick off your holiday shopping – with an authentic Whistler experience that offers one-of-a-kind art, crafts and goodies.”
A few highlights:
Find & Forge Trading Co. – Shannon Rosser (Squamish)
Handmade Housewares inspired by the wildness of the Pacific Northwest. From pressed flowers and fern wall hangings to stained glass, Find & Forge Trading Co. is the perfect addition to your west coast vibe décor.
StarkART – Vanessa Stark (Pemberton)
Vanessa’s bold and unique “Mountain Contemporary” style organically reﬂects her life’s passions. Many of Nes’ pieces speak of the vibrancy of mountain life and the universal connection found in nature. Her life and her art has been shaped by her love for the mountains, nature, family, friends, and community.
Hammer Coffee Roasting – Mathew Peake (Whistler)
Hammer Coffee Roasting is a community-minded coffee company located in Whistler, BC. They focus on roasting ethically sourced coffee and fueling people for the next outdoor adventure.
Proceeds from entrance donations support Arts Whistler’s community arts programs and events, including the Whistler Children’s Festival and Hear and Now: Whistler’s Local Music Festival. .
Come in your snow boots or ski boots, ride your bike, or walk on in. Lock the Holiday Market dates in your calendar and show some love for our local artisans.
For a full schedule of the weekend’s events and the full vendor directory, visit artswhistler.com/holiday-
Saturday, November 25 | 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 26 | 10am-4pm
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