If you are looking for an authentic experience and unique Indigenous designs for friends or family this holiday season you are in luck. The annual Indigenous Artisan Marketplace at the Native Canadian Centre Toronto (NCCT) is back in person this year.
All profits from the event go to support the vendors and the NCCT. The event is taking place again this weekend, Friday to Monday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We are featuring an art installation this year. Art pieces include works by contemporary artists and pieces from the vault,” says the event’s website. “Many pieces displayed for sale are by some of Canada’s top Indigenous artists. Joseph Sagaj, recently commissioned to indigenize the Toronto sign at City Hall will be one of our vendors. Margaret Cozry, actor and artist, will be selling her own works as well as a signed Morrisseau prints.”
Vendors will be selling handmade traditional and contemporary arts, designs and culinary treats. The show promotes unity and prosperity, connecting traditional culture with the entire GTA community in a spirit of connection and cultural celebration throughout the holidays.
The NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings.
“All are welcome. To nurture an inclusive environment where all people respect Indigenous knowledge,” says the site.
The marketplace will operate in the auditorium and front grounds of the Native Canadian Centre.