Kamloops Artisan Market


Kamloops Artisan Market
Welcome to Kamloops Artisan Market
An Artisan  is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative; for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even mechanical mechanisms. 

With the help of the Kamloops Downtown Business Association, the Kamloops Artisan Market provides a much-needed venue for local artists and designers to show and sell their wares in Downtown Kamloops. The Market creates a veritable outdoor sidewalk gallery showing a wide range of functional and collectible art and design items. Artists personally display and sell only their own original creations. Added to the benefit of purchasing a well crafted original, one also has the opportunity to talk to the artist about how their piece was made. 

Artisan Markets are growing in popularity all across British Columbia, and no wonder... the benefits of local markets are numerous. Buying local craft is not only great for local producers, it also supports our economy. This, in turn, benefits other local businesses and allows our province’s cities and towns to thrive.

Buying local craft also creates jobs and supports entrepreneurs, which supports a stronger community and local economy.  Simply put, buying locally does much more than support one craftsperson whose product you’ve taken home; it has a significant ripple effect in a very positive way.

People are beginning to see the value as the craft world has experienced an infusion of new shoppers. They are drawn to the stylish, novel, abstract and even quirky. Aesthetics also has a role to play, now that craft has become more cosmopolitan and fashionable.  Craft Nouveau, has become a global trend for high-end, one of a kind fine art and modern craft.

Whatever the reasons for buying local craft, there’s no doubt about the enjoyment and value it brings to our lives!

The Kamloops Artisan Market meets every Thursday on the 400 block of Victoria Street downtown Kamloops from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Market runs for 20 consecutive weeks from May 19 to September 29. 
Artisan Placement
Why should we care about art?
Both participating and attending arts events has wonderful benefits for everyone including, children, adults, seniors and people with a wide range of health and mental chalenges. Art can help, it can heal it can inspire; it is our greatest communicator and record keeper.

Artists play an important role in our communities and our culture. The arts in its broad sense, is an employer in every community. Being creative can create jobs in a wide number of areas. Developing a vibrant and multi-faceted approach to community arts can provide benefits to the local economy and wellbeing of everyone within that community.

 Artists aren’t looking for handouts. Artists work hard just like everyone else and just want to support their families. Without them we have no culture.

Please help support our local artists at the Kamloops Artisan Market.
Want to get involved?
The Kamloops Artisan Market is currently accepting applications for artisan Vendors for the 2016 season.

All vendors must:
Create their own products for sale
Provide their own 10X10 ft weighted tent
Create their own unique display
Be happy, friendly and ready to make money

All vendors must register either by season, a KAM membership is $240.00 for 20 weeks
 ($12 a day) and includes a guaranteed spot in the Market 
Or register by week $25 a day 


If you are interested in becoming a Kamloops Artisan Market Vendor please fill out registration here

All Member Vendors will be guaranteed a spot in the market and featured on our web site.
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