- ‘It surely feels good to see the neighborhood again.’
- On Saturday, close to a hundred sellers sold their arts at the Etsy Atlantic Spring Market in Charlottetown.
This weekend, almost a hundred crafters from Atlantic Canada assembled in Charlottetown to vend their handmade products at the Etsy Atlantic Spring Market.
Organizers state that 1,500 people had come to the city’s Delta Hotel to check out the goods by noon Saturday, with sellers vending everything from coffee cups to homemade cookies.
For multiple vendors, this was the first time they had an opportunity to network with other Etsy users since the pandemic started.
“In the previous two years, multiple people have taken up new hobbies and knew how to do new things. So now this may be their first market,” stated Kate Hunter, a team skipper with Etsy New Brunswick and one of the people who arranged the event.
“We’ve got seasoned vendors selling with [people] who’s never done a market before, and there’s a tiny bit of mentorship going on there only within our community online. The promotion, the networking has been great.”
“Only to see people I messaged over the outbreak through Instagram or Facebook, to see them in person is uplifting,” stated Tania Pendergast, a calligrapher and illustrator. They began making art as a state of self-therapy after quitting the army.
Source – cbc.ca