Five years after the first Make It Vancouver, the four-day handmade market has quadrupled in size and is moving to a larger venue. From November 28 to December 1, Make It Vancouver 2013 will take place at the PNE Forum (2901 East Hastings Street).
The popular event catered to do-it-yourself enthusiasts features handmade clothing, jewelry, art, children’s items, gourmet food, and more.
Make It Vancouver, which is organized by sibling team Jenna and Chandler Herbut, began with 65 exhibitors at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Over the years, the market moved to the Croatian Cultural Centre and expanded to Edmonton. This year’s Vancouver market will include over 250 vendors.
“The demand for buying handmade has grown exponentially and we have to expand just to keep up,” Jenna Herbut stated in a news release. “Now more than ever Vancouverites are conscious of where the products they buy come from. They also love to meet the maker and hear their story."
In addition to DIY vendors, Make It will also include 10 food trucks, a beer garden, and a silent auction with proceeds to support the Union Gospel Mission.
Admission to the market is $7, which includes re-entry on all four days.