(Photo courtesy of Emily Arbour / Hello Yellow.)
This Saturday, Bell Sensplex (1565 Maple Grove Road) will host a one-day marketplace featuring nearly 200 sellers from Ottawa showcasing their handmade and vintage goods.
It’s one of 23 locations across Canada hosting a one-day marketplace, bringing together local Etsy sellers and communities in celebration of the country’s maker movement. The Kanata event have the most Etsy sellers of any marketplace across the country.
The Bell Sensplex Etsy marketplace will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6, kids are free, and free parking is available on site. A full list of vendors is available online.
“We are thrilled to be one of the 23 locations in Canada to be hosting a pop-up marketplace,” said Emily Arbour, team captain of the Handmade Harvest team. “Ottawa has a thriving community of Etsy sellers, so be sure to come say hello and check out all the fantastic product!”
Arbour, pictured above, owns Hello Yellow in Almonte.
“Made in Canada is a part of Etsy’s recent initiative to take the online marketplace offline, creating the opportunity for our local sellers to connect with each other, and with buyers,” said Erin Green, Country Manager, Etsy Canada. “We are really proud to be supporting local Etsy sellers across the country, such as in Ottawa, and fostering creative collaborations and the growth of the maker movement in Canada!”
All Etsy items available in the live marketplaces can also be found on a dedicated landing page seen here: Etsy.com/madeincanada.
Etsy is a global marketplace where shoppers can browse more than 20 million creative items, ranging from art to furniture to vintage fashion, and everything in between.