36th Annual Circle Craft Christmas MarketOctober 1, 2009
Vancouver’s Circle Craft Christmas Market has been a local tradition since 1972. For 36 years, Vancouverites, British Columbians and tourists from near and far have been enjoying the Market where they come face to face with fine BC and Canadian artisans and their work: wood-turners, glass blowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewellery designers, toy-makers and many more.
The Circle Craft Christmas Craft Market attracts some 40,000 people eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans all of whom are individually selected based on talent and diversity.
This November, 265 artisans will present their wares under the sails of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (999 Canada Place Way). The 2009 Market runs November 11‚Äì15.
The Market offers additional special sights and artistic surprises for attendees and fun activities for families to enjoy:
Totally Amazing Glass ‚Äì Enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations by some of Canada’s top glass artists. Visit the display of gallery work located next to the stage.
Ballz of Fire workshop ‚Äì Try your hand at designing and creating a blown glass Christmas Ball.
Wood-turning demonstration ‚Äì Watch the intricate process of wood-turning first hand on site!
The Entertainment Stage where fantastic local talent will shine, including: Royal City Youth Ballet, Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble, Lorita Leung Dance Academy, ZING! Children’s Choir, Arts Umbrella Dance Company and others.
Student Art Exhibition ‚Äì Circle Craft presents, for the third year, an exciting showcase celebrating student creativity featuring over 120 artworks of young people from grades 9 ‚Äì 12: Gleneagle Secondary (Coquitlam); Burnaby North Secondary (Burnaby); McNair Secondary (Richmond); Walnut Grove (Langley); Elgin Park (Surrey); Riverside Secondary (Coquitlam); Delta Secondary (Delta); Lord Byng (Vancouver); Argyle Secondary (North Vancouver) and West Vancouver Secondary (West Vancouver).
This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Opus Framing and Art Supplies who provide the framing and matting.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place Way
Student/Seniors (65+) $8
Children under 12 FREE
Unlimited FREE re-admission (non-transferable, and applies to ticket purchaser only): simply pick up and validate your re-entry pass at the exit for shopping on another day.
Tickets available online at www.circlecraft.net through October 31. Tickets are also available in advance at the Circle Craft Shop & Gallery — 1 – 1666 Johnston St., Net Loft, Granville Island — through November 16.
About Circle Craft Co-Operative: Circle Craft is a unique non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of fine quality craft, and following a heritage of guilds and associations hundreds of years old. Circle Craft is dedicated to progressive marketing of craft, active promotion of craft, and education of members and public. Circle Craft is a co-operative made up of BC craftspeople. The work displayed in our Granville Island shop encompasses traditional and contemporary design. Formed in 1972 by a small group in Victoria, Circle Craft has grown to become a major force in the marketing and promotion of quality BC craft.