Local Designers and Artisans Make It a Notable Weekend

We’re all about freshening up our space with noteworthy finds for spring, and especially those that won’t break the bank. This weekend’s return of Make It! The Handmade Revolution hits the mark perfectly.   

Always a well-attended must-do seasonal event, Make It! offers up DIY goodies and chic crafty creations you definitely won’t find at your average flea market or bazaar. Fuelled by all-things modern and stylish with a twist of funk, we guarantee your Make It find will be a conversation starter. Whether you’re after handmade décor, colourful accessories, candles, clothing or a unique piece for your home, this one-stop Indie shop has it in the eco-friendly bag (and befitting, given Earth Day is this Sunday, too). With more than 100 local (or nearly local) designers and artisans on hand selling their wares, variety is of no shortage.

But that’s not all Make It has to offer up – while shopping for unique, one-of-a-kind finds, take in live music from local bands and artists such as the sounds of Amy Bleu, live looping performance by Emily Spiller (a five-time Vancouver Island Music Awards nominee in 2011), the bluesy banjo-playing behind The River and the Road, as well as Christ Witoski’s laidback summertime vibes. 

Worked up an appetite after all that shopping? No problem; Make It has that angle covered, too, with this year’s introduction food carts. Grab a liquid pick-me-up from the Juice Caboose and chow down on some Serious Sausages. If you’ve got a hankering for something a bit more buzz worthy, simply grab a brewski or two.

Make It! takes place this weekend at the Croatian Cultural Centre located at 3250 Commercial Drive with plenty of free parking available – it’s also an easy cruise by bike.

Photo courtesy Make it!