Craft Fair Features Art by Women of the DTES
The Woodward’s Atrium will host the 3rd Annual Community Christmas Craft Fair, which supports low-income women in the Downtown Eastside, this Saturday, December 15 from 12pm–5pm.
All the crafts are made by local women of the DTES, many of whom are going through drug treatment or are living in shelters. The artists are able to book vendor tables at no cost, meaning that all proceeds go directly to them.
“The craft fair is a great opportunity for women living in the DTES to learn a new skill, sell their art, and have a little extra cash in their pockets in time for the holiday season. It has really been empowering for everyone involved,” says Sarah Common a coordinator at the Drug Users Resource Center where artists have been gathering every week to work on their wares.
There will be free gifts for everyone who makes a purchase (while supplies last), free hot chocolate, and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photos with the kids. You can also bring a donation to contribute to holiday gifts for the homeless and marginally housed community members.