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Open call for artisan vendors for the 2019 Canada Winter Games Arts and Culture Festival winter market

September 18, 2018 9:07 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for artisan vendors interested in selling their unique, handcrafted items at the 2019 Canada Winter Games Arts and Culture Festival winter market, Artisan Avenue/Avenue des artisans.

The City of Red Deer and the Canada Winter Games Host Society have teamed up to create a winter market at the 2019 Canada Winter Games festival grounds. Artisan Avenue is a carefully curated event that will showcase an array of ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, paintings, literary works, sculptural pieces, housewares and other unique handcrafted items, all produced by local authors, artists and crafts people.

“This market is intended to capture the uniqueness of our community with items that reflect our culture, history, and our traditions,” said Tara O'Donnell, Culture Superintendent. “We want visitors to be able to take a little piece of Red Deer home with them.”

Artists are invited to apply for a vendor opportunity for one week out of the two weeks that the winter market operates. Submissions will be assessed based on quality and originality of products. Priority will be given to artists and artisans who create their own handcrafted items. Preference will be given to Red Deer and Red Deer County residents. All artists are encouraged to submit and there is no submission fee.

For more information or to submit an application, visit: http://www.reddeer.ca/whats-happening/2019-canada-winter-games/arts--culture-festival/. 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact: 

Cynthia Pottinger
Special Events Programmer 
The City of Red Deer
403-406-8820 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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