There is a brand-new craft show in Nanaimo this year! Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with an impressive array of creative inspirations from 70+ talented local West Coast artists, artisans, makers and designers. Art-a-fair will take place at the Beban Park Social Centre offering an impressive array of beautifully handcrafted gift solutions, daily $200 Vendor Shopping Sprees and hourly give-a-ways. Farm’s Gates Food Catering will be there with fabulous food to keep you energized while you listen to seasonal live music.
Art-a-fair, November 18th – 20th, welcomes over 70 artists, artisans, makers and designers. With over 25 categories of artisans creations to choose from you are bound to find something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list! Start your shopping extravaganza by visiting and sampling local vineyards and distilleries delicious creations. There will also be sweet treats, chocolates, jams and preserves as well as savories: spices, jerky, soups, vinegars and more. Art-a-fair artisans will showcase jewelry, fused and stained glass, pottery, handcrafted bread boards and home accessories. You will be delighted by island designed and screen-printed clothing, leather works, hats, and hand dyed knit and woven pieces. There will also be children’s clothing and toys; stunning woodcraft, art, spa beauty products, candles and so much more.
Come and be a part of Art-a-fair 2022, support our artists artisans and experience finely handcrafted items you simply won’t find anywhere else. With so many artisans’ works to choose from, you are sure to find a creative solution for each and every person on your Christmas list – perhaps even for you! Meet the artisans you are purchasing from and hear their stories – it makes for a much more intimate purchase. By purchasing locally made one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, you are supporting not only artists and artisans, but also small local Canadian businesses. So, mark your calendar and we will see you at Art-a-fair 2022!