By Raynee Novak
If you need an excuse to get your holiday shopping done early, consider this.
The Circle Craft Holiday Market is a display of Canadian crafts and designs, including various craftspeople and artisans from all across the country. It is Western Canada’s largest craft market, boasting over 100 makers offering everything from jewellery, to candles, to handmade scarves, to art pieces for the wall, to festive ornaments and decorations.
This year’s Circle Craft is extra-special as it marks the end of Wendy Van Riesen’s Dahlia Drive eco-clothing line. After 16 years in business, Van Riesen is closing up shop with one final hurrah at the market.
“I am grateful to my clients who, by supporting Dahlia Drive, have allowed me to develop an ethical art practice making beautiful clothing that illustrates stories of cultural significance,” says Van Riesen in a statement. While most of her pieces are sold out, she has reserved a few final items for her market stall—so be sure to stop by and try something on.
Aprons, mugs, soaps, clothes, organic peanut butter cups—you will truly find something for everyone on your list.
When: November 8 to 12
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Tickets: Available online