The Freewheeling Philosophy
To create vibrant shopping experiences that connect engaged consumers with the stories & inspiration behind their goods. Our markets reflect the creativity of the modern craft community. We strive to keep our events relevant to both established & emerging artisans, focusing on the highest quality goods & branding.
Through cultivating community we are building an influential presence for the indie-craft movement in Ottawa.
A Freewheeling Craft Fair is a thoughtfully curated showcase of the very best emerging & established artisans from our local maker community. We pull together engaging event experiences, offering thematic retail pop-ups featuring the opportunity for consumers to meet the makers & learn the stories inspiring their goods.
It all culminates in a festive celebration of creativity, inspired surroundings, interactive experiences, maker goods, artisanal food & drinks, and good times.
We look for new ways to elevate the market experience, making it a lively atmosphere for consumers, and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to inspire makers to push their creative boundaries.
Since hosting our first Craft Fair in October 2015, we have been invited to be the official event partner of the creative space “Makerspace North”. We will be hosting a series of thematic modern craft fairs to showcase local talent, and to welcome the Ottawa community into the Makerspace collaborative workspace.
UPCOMING MARKETS + EVENTS DATES
Fall for INDIE craft market // October 14 + 15 2017
Christmas Celebration Craft Market // Saturday, November 25 + 26 2017
** 2018 to be announced shortly.
** All events will be hosted at the Makerspace North warehouse