Kamloops Artisan Market


Kamloops Artisan Market
Welcome to Kamloops Artisan Market
The Kamloops Artisan Market provides a much-needed venue for local artists and designers to show and sell their wares in Kamloops. The Market creates a beautiful sidewalk gallery showing a wide range of functional and collectible art and design items. Artists personally display and sell  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 Saturday in Sahali Mall ,945 Columbia St W, Kamloops, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Market runs for 26 consecutive weeks from  October 29 to April 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.

Hanna Curuthers and her baby boy Oden at Sahali Mall Market

Want to get involved?
The Kamloops Artisan Market is currently accepting applications for artisan Vendors for the 2016 -2017 Winter Season at Sahali Mall.

The Market runs every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00pm starting October 29 and runs every saturday untill April 29 2017.

All vendors must:
Create their own products for sale or have a home business
Create their own unique display
Be happy, friendly and ready to make money

All vendors must register. There are three ways to pay.
  • $35 a market you pick the dates
  • $30 a market if you register for  Oct 29 to December 17
  • $ 18.75 a market if you register for 26 weeks for $487.50

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

We accept e-mail transfers, Visa, Mastercard and Ca$h

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