who are we?
Hello, everyone! My name is Mandy. I am the owner of the Instagram account @northartisan.mp. When I moved to the town of East Gwillimbury with my growing family two years ago, I started thinking about different ways of contributing to the community. My background in Arts and my love for handmade goods naturally led me to look at how I could help promote arts & culture and support local artisans. The North Artisan Marketplace originally started out as an Instagram account with the goal of recognizing local artisans and artists, and providing a platform to showcase their creations. Up to today, we have featured many artists and artisans from not only limited to East Gwillimbury, but from all around Ontario.
SUPPORTING THE HANDMADE MOVEMENT
To further the effort of supporting the local artisans, we are expanding from the online platform to a physical marketplace event. Our very first event will be taking place in the summer of 2019 in the heart of East Gwillimbury (East Gwillimbury Sports Complex, Canada Hall, 1914B Mt Albert Rd, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0).
CELEBRATING ART TOGETHER
The event is a celebration of art – all artisans, artists and musicians are welcome to submit their application. We will have a designated area for musicians to busk. Moreover, there will be an arts & crafts creativity corner for kids. We are hoping the North Artisan Marketplace will become a staple of the community, and more importantly to help shape this lovely town we call home.