Craftadian returns to the First United Church on Saturday after its successful debut in Port Credit last year. This year’s event takes place April 29th from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m with more than 30 jury-selected artisans showcasing their handmade crafts. Founded in 2011, Craftadian has expanded gradually across Southern Ontario, evolving into the handmade presence it is today, attracting nearly 24,000 attendees over six events annually, continuously championing the independent-Canadian craft movement.
The Craftadian jury selects up-and-coming and well-known Makers, aiming to create vibrant and lively marketplaces, while spotlighting the work of today’s best and brightest local talents from Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga to Milton, Toronto and Hamilton. Keep an eye out for Laborde, a Toronto based designer who works with a mixture of semi-precious stones, mixed metals, industrial findings, leather and stunning beads for a bohemian jewellery line. Catch incredible artwork by Three on the Treetop, and find unique concrete homewares including spheres, planters and tables by Port Credit natives Studio 1228. Discover vegan, cruelty soaps in a myriad of colours handmade by Burlington’s own Small Batch Soap Co.
With a diverse roster of local makers, attendees will have the opportunity to browse through an exceptional array of quirky stationery, gourmet food, toys, apparel, apothecary and so much more. For a complete roster of artisans, click here.
Admission costs $3, and free for children under the age of 16. A portion of the ticket proceeds go towards Crafting for a Cure, a not-for-profit registered charity that looks for opportunities to ensure children are having a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary.
Be sure to line up early for the chance to be one of the first 50 families in line to get a free swag bag filled with handmade goodies.
Where: First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga
When: Saturday, April 29, 10am – 5pm
Cost: Admission: $3 (Under 16 years of age free)
*Free Swag bags to the first 50 families
Artisans in feature photo top row: Timberfolk, Holly Berry Body, A Little Leafy; bottom row: Susan B Design, Studio 1228, Monkey Butter