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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Toronto Craft Alert is on hiatus!

What is the saying? When one door closes a window opens somewhere else? Something like that. Well in this case one door is closing, for a while, and a bunch of windows are opening up!
As some of you may know, Toronto Craft Alert is going on hiatus, with the plan of reopening in January 2011. In an effort to support their much deserved break, local and national websites are stepping up to the plate to remind vendors of other venues to list submission calls, vendor calls, and craft show listings.

The #1 site offering such a service is We are now adding to our Shows & Sales page an opportunity for local crafters, artisans and craft show organizers a unique opportunity to list their information with us. Submission calls, vendor calls are welcome! Since we cater to the Southern Ontario
area, to both artisans and customers, we feel we provide a very broad audience .
If you have a submission or vendor call local to the Southern Ontario area, or want to let everyone know about an upcoming craft show, give us a shout at and we will list it on our Shows & Sales page and probably blog about it too!

There are some other great sites to check out too. Canada Arts Connect is a great resource. Although it is "Canadian" it seems to feature a bevy of local events.

There is also the Toronto Etsy Street Team, they have a great blog, and although it is "Etsy", not so local at the top, they are doing a great job keeping their local following informed. 

There is a site called Akimbo It is a local site that promotes contemporary visual art, video, new media and film locally, nationally and internationally via the internet. They have a huge call for submission section.

Another site that TCA has mentioned as a resource is Instant Coffee.  It is an emailing service. You subcribe to an email list in your area and that gives you the opportunity to post events, submission and vendor calls and such like and also puts you on the receiving end. They call themselves a "service oriented artist collective" It sounds quite cool and I've just joined so we'll see how it goes.

TCA is also keeping their forums open too. They are also encouraging people to join their facebook page.

In an effort to get the ball rolling here is a great submission call we just received at 100 mile finds headquarters!

Brocante Lux:

A local monthly Fashion and Art Market in St.Catherines, beginning September 17. The remaining dates in 2010 are Oct. 29th and Nov. 26th.
Local artists and business women, Erin Snow and Julie Prescesky, have teamed together to provide a consistent outlet for themselves and other local artisans to showcase their work on a monthly basis.
The goal is to provide a central place where the arts can grow and flourish while helping support Niagara's artistic vibe and local economy. The early bird deadline for the September 17th show is August 15th.

We'll keep you posted!


  1. thanks for this fantastic shout out and for picking up our slack 100 miles! much crafty love, TCA

  2. Good read and full of great information. Arts and crafts are great hobbies and a great way to make some extra cash.