The thing about being an Artist is that you nevger stop creating.
Victoria's New Makers Area
An industrial area with affordable rents is slowly turning into an arts area. Bridge Street in the Rock Bay Area of Victoria BC.
Open Call for Artisans
There are still some locations for a great Victorian Christmas Craft Show. If you are interested please go to www.nomadmarketevents.com.
Every year gymnasiums and community centers fill up with local makers to sell their creations for gifts. The season is one of the best for local artisans. They work hours creating enough inventory to fill their booth.
The Markets start as early as October motivating locals to shop early and avoid those crazy malls and big box stores. Victoria Christmas craft fairs 2022 is going to be a good year
Applications are open
A new event in one of the fastest-growing areas in Canada. If you are a talented artist we are looking for vendors. New homes new art. Go to our registration page to get started. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
New Giant Summer Market
The Starlight Stadium will host one of the biggest summer markets of the year. Located at the Base of West Hills will be home to the NOMAD MARKET SUMMER SERIES. Aug 7th and Aug 21st. 10am to 8pm. The Starlight stadium has a beautiful couertyard with plenty of free parking. The market will be created with over 40 local artisans, as well as live music an event for the whole family. Come on down for dinner with one of our food trucks.
Over the last ten years, this website has been a source of information for the Vendors in the inner harbour and Nomad market events. The pandemic has created a pause in the activities of artists and market organizers. That pause is over.
We are going to use this website and Facebook page to connect artists is Market organizers. I think we can agree it is time to bring life back to the Victoria. If you are a Market organizer get listed on this sight so vendors can find you. Email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14th, 2021
NOMAD MARKET is on the hunt for a location to start a new market this summer. If BC is going to re open then so are we. Stay tuned for more inforamtion in the comming weeks.
2020 is a nasty year for starting a business. A nasty year to become a vendor. Now is the time to plan for 2020.
Out door markets in Victoria,
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.