Benefits of Being a VIM Vendor

Why should you participate at one (or more) of our Markets? Here are just a few reasons that make VIM the premium choice for vendors in the greater Vancouver Island area. We are Vancouver Island’s largest curated market. We have a selective jury process and limit the number of Makers in certain categories. This is…

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Blankets for Babes

I would see a woman all dolled up with a rounded belly paying someone to take pictures of them and their unborn child. Sometimes I thought “That’s nice but I would never do that.” Years went by struggling with Infertility and eventually my mind shifted and I thought “I would do that because it’s taken…

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Get the Most Out of Your Market Shopping Experience

Why not choose handmade? It makes each gift that much more special. As you’re going through your market shopping, here are some suggestions to keep in mind on how to make it a great experience! 1. Bring a Friend Shopping is meant to be done in groups right? Whether it’s with your gaggle of gals,…

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What to Expect at VI Market

VI Market promotes local creatives all under one roof. We are the largest market on Vancouver Island with over 200+ vendors in food, visual arts and handmade crafts as well as local talent in music, media and production. We are more than just a craft market because the vision behind growing a creative economy is…

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It’s time to give thanks to our Moms and Vendors!

#MothersDayatVIM NANAIMO—May 10th, 2019 — Vancouver Island Market is back just in time for Mother’s Day at former Sears building inside Nanaimo North Town Centre featuring over 100 vendors, local businesses such as Exit Nanaimo, Wild Play Nanaimo, food trucks and more.    10 Free workshops, Guest Speaker in Health and Wellness and live entertainment…

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Vendor Spotlight

Creeker Survival Gear has been with us since our very first market in March 2018. They are a family owned business with a passion for the outdoors. Their About me page reads: Growing up in one of the most beautiful places in British Columbia, I spent most of my childhood with good friends hanging out…

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Local News Spotlight

We are proud to receive a success story spotlight from Mid Island Business Initiative. They are completely funded by businesses and organizations within the Mid Island region of Vancouver Island, BC and our proud to receive such recognition.

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Mother’s Day Market – More Free Workshops!

Laura from Laura’s Studio will be teaching classes on Friday and Saturday during Mother’s Day Market! Come and learn how to get started on an embroidery project, use the basic stitches as well as some tips and tricks! Laura will also be selling a range of kits and patterns for further exploration into embroidery and…

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Dream. Feel. Paint. Art by Justina back for #MothersdayatVIM on May 10-11

Mother’s Day Market Justina will return at the Mothers Day Market at VIM selling her own original artwork & teaching FREE Art Workshops all weekend! (Schedule below) She has also organized a table for kids to come and paint freely anytime of the market… she is asking parents to supervise their kids while they paint…

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