Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with this Groupon.
- $7 for contemporary craft fair visit for two (a $14 value)
More than 250 quirky, talented designers show off their wares at the Make It! The Handmade Revolution craft fair runs for its first year in a new venue from November 28-December 1. Festival visitors tune their ears to music, eat snacks from local vendors, and bid in a silent auction that supports the efforts of Union Gospel Mission.
This Groupon includes two admissions, which can be used by one person on two days or two people on one day, and kids aged 12 and younger are admitted for free. The craft fair takes place at the PNE FORUM.
Make It! The Handmade Revolution
Run by designer Jenna Herbut and her brother Chandler, also a designer, the fairs showcase the work of more than 200 Canadian artisans and designers at events Merge magazine has described as "the craft sale for the next generation." The laid-back emporium—that has received tons of positive press—thrums with the energy of designers such as Sugar + Candy, Faye Tality Couture, and Prickly Potter Ceramics as they enthusiastically promote their wares. Music serenades ears wandering between booths, and homemade creations from vendors such as My Chocolate Tree sate hunger with snacks that are as sweet and savoury as a love poem written in worcestershire sauce.
As an extension of her mission to improve designers' livelihoods, Jenna channels her background in marketing into a parallel venture Make It! University, which helps artisans hone their business models.