2020 is a nasty year for starting a business. A nasty year to become a vendor. Now is the time to plan for 2020.
Believe it or not, markets are happening. It is taking extra work. Extra planning and patients but the Moss street market, James Bay Market Esquimalt markets are open, and as of last week, they started taking non-food items.
This whole COVID 19 thing has been painful for many and will continue to be for the rest of this year and early next year. Vancouver Island relies on revenue from tourists; some artists get 90 percent of there annual income from selling at outdoor markets during the summer months. Almost 80 percent of this revenue goes back into the local economies. The Federal and province money has been helpful, but the flow of cash will run out soon.
The beauty of markets is farmers and artists selling at markets. Shoppers not only get to meet the grower and artists they invest in the local economy.
Currently, the GVHA has shut down the harbour for their artist along the causeway for 2020. It is hard to see the future as the rules for outside events keep changing. Bastion square has not opened, but the Goldstream farmers market has begun.
I understand that food is essential, but if it is safe to go to a market to buy food, it would be the same risk as going to an artisan market to purchase art. There is a desire to get the economy going, and the outdoor market is an excellent way to start.
If you design clothing and want to be seen in our Fashion Splash show 2020 this is the show to be in. Head to the Fashion Splash page and register.
Loading is important at the Roundhouse as there are other businesses that operate in the area. We can not have too many cars around the building at one time. Below shows a map of how to enter and get access. We have 3 doors to load in. You will be assigned a door once you arrive. Please try to arrive at the time assigned. Please keep going one way around the building. No Parking in any of the yellow area ! Please Unload and go park in the giant parking area avoiding the Blue handicap parking.
The Map bellow has the loading doors.
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Yep... We are back in the roundhouse this holiday season. Applications are being taken now.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the registration page Click Here and fill out the form. All items must be hand made by the person selling them. This is the second year at this location. It should be a good one. We will have live music and food carts and approx. 60 vendors.
The spots are filling fast. Applications for new Vendors will be available Monday
The final two Ship Point Markets are here. We have 5 artist vending spots open for the labour day long weekend.
This weekend brings the combination of the wooden boat show and the Blues Bash. Creating a fun-filled weekend for all. It also attracts locals and Tourists making this a great weekend to be vending in the harbour.
The Ship point market continues through July Setting up on Friday, staying open til 10 pm. Security overnight, Then opening Saturday morning at 10:30, closing 10 pm. We have openings for vending locations. If interested click here and regester
Over 50,000 people will visit the inner harbour this Canada Day long weekend.
Artist, Street performers, Musicians and Food carts will line the inner harbour from the Steamship building to the West end of ship point. Over 130 talented people will make this the best venue for people to shop, sit, listen and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the Inner Harbour. If you are a maker please click on the Ship Point market tab to register.
IF YOU ARE A MAKER BECOME A SELLER AT THE SHIP POINT MARKET.