Community Herald: Etsy Pop-up market coming to Halifax Sept. 27

Gina Comeau of Gina Comeau Jewelry, trimming a bezel setting for a carnelian ring.  Comeau makes handcrafted jewelry using century-old materials and processes.
Gina Comeau of Gina Comeau Jewelry, trimming a bezel setting for a carnelian ring. Comeau makes handcrafted jewelry using century-old materials and processes.

International online uber-giant Etsy, is taking a leap from cyberspace, bringing its Made In Canada pop-up market to Nova Scotia this month.

Local Etsy artisans, crafters, craft suppliers and vintage sellers will be connecting with the local community and showcasing their designs, treasures and unique creations at the Forum Bingo Hall.

Fatema Sidat is a local organizer of the event and lives in Dartmouth. She says the admission is free and throughout the day there will be swag bags to giveaway, raffle prizes and children’s workshops.

“It’s a way to take the handmade movement to the community,” says Sidat, owner of Silver Lily Jewelry on Etsy, selling handcrafted jewelry and watches.  Click for story and details.

Update: since publication, there are now more than 50 vendors showcasing at the pop-up market.

Esty Made In Canada Pop-Up Market takes place Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Forum Bingo Hall.