We don’t have a set location to host our craft sales, so we work with local businesses to turn empty space into shopping space while we also give shoppers the chance to discover new local artists, crafters and handmade artisans. We are currently hosting sales in Edmonton but hope to move to Calgary and other locations soon.
We are not in it for the profit, so any costs to have a table are kept extremely low with a huge emphasis on word of mouth marketing, local business partnerships and local media sponsorship.
We want this pop up to be profitable for all vendors and for everyone to have a good time!
To read more about pop up sales and how they impact the community, check out Alberta Craft Alert’s article Discover Pop Up Shops
For the Community
Instead of seeing vacant shops in your neighbourhood, we bring you temporary opportunities to see, experience, taste, touch unique items made by your neighbours. Bring the family, even your pets, and experience a great way to shop and support local outside of farmer’s markets or once a year craft sales at Christmas time. Quality vendors with awesome handmade items are at every show.
- Establishing On the Spot Pop Up Craft Sales in different unused business space across the city and the province.
- Elevating local vendors who couldn’t establish themselves on their own to build sustainable commercial relationships with their community.
- Building partnerships with existing businesses to reduce urban sprawl and bring retail opportunities to empty storefront districts.
Owner, Pop Up Show Manager
Communicator, crafter, creator and most of all, community enthusiast. Marissa has a hard time delegating tasks so she takes on a chunk of the vendor relations, building lease negotiations, contract set up, online and print marketing, web site maintenance and design and day-of event planning.
She believes that we have the power to create economic shifts that are never to small. Small business long-term success is her passion and will do what she can to increase the shop local opportunities in Edmonton.
Partner, Show Manager, Music/Entertainment
Jasmin, a talented jewelry designer is as crafty as they come. Her skills for design help her in planning great pop up events.
Jasmin is the talent behind the invoicing, spreadsheets and show set up and take down. She basically has the mind Marissa lost somewhere.
She organizes our live music and entertainment for the shows as well can often be found organizing the KidsCraft Days at Mercer Collective.
Michael is the friendly face greeting when you arrive and the friendly typer behind many of our emails. He’s also the one helping load in, load out and making us laugh in between.