Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Horse!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ma: The Horse by minouette
This Friday, January 31st is the Chinese New Year! We're beginning the Year of the Horse. Kung hei fat choi! 恭喜发财! Have a prosperous new year and enjoy your little red envelops.

You can count on TEST members to have a fabulous selection of horsey items. Just check out our curated Year of the Horse page.

To celebrate the new lunar year, PROOF Gallery in the Distillery is hosting their annual international printmaking exhibit, for horse-themed prints made using traditional printmaking methods, from all over the world (including minouette's linocut, shown). Come for the Chinese New Year Opening celebration or check out the exhibit throughout February.

Vendor Call: Toronto Indie Arts Market

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Toronto Indie Arts Market is hosting their Spring Fashion Extravaganza Saturday March 15th at The Gladstone Hotel

Accepting applications until January 31st

Open to artisans of handmade garments, jewellery and accessories only.

More info at www.torontoindieartsmarket.com

A Little TEST Love

As Valentine's Day approaches, peruse our curated collection of hometown lovely listing to find the perfect gift for your Valentine!

Vendor Call: Annex Flea, Valentine's Edition

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hello Vendors!

Hot on the heels of the Holiday Market, the Annex Flea returns February 9th, 2014 for the much-anticipated Valentine’s Edition!

That’s right, the Annex Flea is back at the Centre for Social Innovation at 720 Bathurst Street. If you weren’t in the last market, and have never been there, it’s a big meeting space with a delicious coffee place, high ceilings, dark wood décor, and a generally good vibe. It’s a 2 minute walk south of Bloor on Bathurst.

The detailsː 10’x10’ spaces (with one table) are going for $90. There are limited numbers of half booths (with one table) for $50. The venue has tables on site that we will be using in a variety of shapes and sizes, so if you require something specific, please let us know with your application. The market’s hours will be 10am-4pm, so set up will start at 8:15am or so, and we hope to be out of there by 5pm, free to go relish in our profits and purchases.

We would like this market to have a very clear ‘saucy’ theme – think the chapter right before the naughty one in an old romance novel – and we will market it along the line of “What you need for your vintage/handmade Valentine’s fantasies.” To that end, with your application, have a think and tell us about how you might make that connection. The link can be tenuous – “He was a leather worker, and she was looking for a new pair of gloves…” – but it is necessary. If you’re stumped, send us a list of some of your items, and we’ll figure out something that works for all parties.

Intrigued? Send us a message! Vendors will also get a ‘featured vendor’ post on the homepage of the website. We’ll cycle them through, but the earlier you get your name in, the quicker you’ll be highlighted online.

To apply, send us an email including your name, your business name, a contact phone number, your website (if you have one), your saucy thoughts (… about your product) and a photo or two of your wares. The deadline for applications is January 20th, 2014.

We hope to speak to you all soon!

John & Diana

Etsy Section at One of A Kind Spring Show!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The One of a Kind Show and Etsy.com are partnering for a second year to bring a
“better than ever” exhibiting opportunity to Etsy sellers. The Etsy Section will be showcased
as a special artisans section at the One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale in Toronto,
running March 26 to March 30, 2014 at The Direct Energy Centre.

The Etsy Section will feature a select group of 40+ talented artisans. Qualified Etsy artisans
will have the opportunity to exhibit at the most attended and most popular show of its kind
in North America.

Remember the deadline to apply to the Etsy section is Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

For more information about the Etsy section,
please click here, or contact:
Jill Benson
Exhibitor Relations & Recruitment
Telephone: 416-960-5399
Email: Jill.Benson@informacanada.com
Valérie Roy
Manager-Bilingual Exhibitor Relations & Recruitment
Telephone: 416-960-4514
Email: Valerie.Roy@informacanada.com

Vendor Call: The Leslievill Flea

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Are you a vintage or handcrafted enthusiast? Interested in becoming a vendor at the Leslieville Flea? The Leslieville Flea is moving to the Distillery for winter and early spring and is looking for customer oriented individuals with vintage funky collectibles to participate as vendors. The next Leslieville Flea is January 19th, 2014 (see link below to the Distillery's event calendar).  

If interested, please submit your application online at www.leslievilleflea.com under 'vendors'.
Please be sure to include pictures and please note that presentation of your collection is important.

Vendor Call: Spring Made by Hand Show (Mississauga)

Made by Hand is currently accepting applications for the:

Spring Made by Hand Show
Saturday April 12, 2014
The International Centre | Entrance 3 |
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

Juried Show (applicants must submit 3-5 photos)
150 Exhibitors (restricted to handmade exhibitors)
2000 – 2500 expected attendance
$5.00 admission (children free)/ Free Parking

ONLY HANDMADE ITEMS ARE PERMITTED AT THIS SHOW (handmade or a component of handmade).  All products must be made by the applicant, in Canada).  Photography is acceptable provided the photos are taken by the applicant. Non-handmade items are strictly prohibited.  Non-handmade items will be removed immediately and that vendor will not be invited to future events

How to apply?
CLICK HERE to apply online or DOWNLOAD a PDF version of the application
Deadline to apply March 1, 2014
Booth Fees
> 10x10: includes 8' rear drape, 3' side drape, one 8' table and two chairs ($194.25 plus hst)
> 10x5: 8' rear drape only, one 6' table and one chair. *recommended table top display ($146.50 plus hst)

Vendor Call: MakerKids

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Calling all entrepreneurial artists and DIYers! MakerKids is selling and displaying locally made DIY projects inside our new Gallery. Be a part of our Winter Exhibition!

When?  The Winter Exhibition runs from January 6, 2014 to March 14, 2014.

Where?  MakerKids Gallery & Store. Located at 2241 Dundas St West (Roncy) on our bright and cheery main floor. 

What?  MakerKids is displaying and selling DIY projects from local artists. We are looking for High Tech Contraptions, Wearable Tech, Innovative Artwork, 3D Printed Objects, One of a Kind Jewelry, and all things made.

Why sell your work at MakerKids?  Earn some money selling your work and gain exposure. We are regularly featured in local press articles (recently front page of Life section in the Globe and Mail). Educational professionals visit our space for workshops and events. Social Media platforms promote the important workshop info and store content. To learn more about MakerKids non-profit space for kids, visit our website: www.makerkids.ca.


Send us your submission by email: info@Makerkids.ca. Your email subject should read, “Gallery Submission from ___your name___”

Your submission must include the following: 

Basic Info:
- Name
- Address
- Phone Number
- Email Contact
- Website

About your work:
- Tell us a bit about yourself and about the artwork you wish to display.
- Tell us why you want to display your work inside a youth-focused makerspace. Hint! We bring local makers together, and inspire kids to get creative and to get high-tech.
- 3-5 images/videos of your work. 
- specify measurements if possible (ex: the DIY pinball machine. Length: 200cm / Height: 10cm / Depth: 60cm)

Pricing guidelines:
- What you charge for each item. We operate on consignment, and you will be paid when the item sells.

Submission Deadline:

- We are accepting submissions from Jan 2, 2013 to January 20, 2014.


- Hours of operation:  MakerKids is open during classes, workshops, and special events. For a weekly schedule, visit our website www.makerkids.ca. Your work will be set up in our Gallery and will not be removed until the end of the Exhibition.

- Sales staff and supervision: MakerKids staff, instructors, and volunteers are all passionate makers and DIY enthusiasts. Our staff and instructors will answer customer questions about the Gallery and items for sale, and will also process sale transactions. Youth activities are always supervised.

- The space: 
  • 2 main store shelves. L: 117cm  H: 20cm D: 33cm
  • Window window display shelves.  L: 140cm  H: 50cm D: 33cm
  • Free standing floor space: 4.5 meters by 3.6
  • Your work will be displayed alongside other local artists.

- Set-up: All artists are responsible for transporting their work. Volunteers will oversee set-up. Traveling by car? We have temporary parking behind the building. Taking public transit? We are steps from Dundas West subway station. 


All artwork and projects are sold on consignment. When the item sells, you will be contacted to pick up your earnings. If any items are not sold by the end of the Winter Exhibition, they will be made available for pick up.

You will hear from us soon! 
MakerKids will review your application, and you will be notified by January 20, 2014 at the latest. 

Note: We cannot promise that everyone's work will make it into our Gallery. For those we cannot display, know that we really appreciate your contribution to the maker community, and hope to see more from you in the future!

Happy making!

Related Posts with Thumbnails