Workshops

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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6 Reasons Vancouver Island Market Is Much More Than A Craft Market

Our market invites not only local talent (vendors) to our show, but we also invite local businesses, which aren’t covered by vendors fees. Your admission goes toward paying local businesses, such as musicians, workshop hosts, guest speakers, entertainment, etc. which is money that goes right back into our economy! We also use part of your…

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Vancouver Island Market’s Itinerary

March 30th – 31st at Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly Sears building) Tickets $5 at the door/ $3 online Over 150 vendors, food trucks, wine and spirit sales, TONS of local food vendors, guest speakers, community area and MORE! You can enjoy FREE Silent Disco , Art painting class with Dream. Feel. Paint. and our…

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Guest Speaker – Mark Schilling – Beekeeping on Vancouver Island

Builder of hand-crafted bee hives in winter, small-scale beekeeper in summer – it’s a life that Mark wouldn’t trade for anything. You also might know him as owner of Bee Furniture, a local company that offers hand-crafted honey bee hives, or through Nanaimo Beekeepers Club or various workshops, clinics and courses he’s hosted around the…

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FREE Painting Workshop at VIM’s Spring Market!

Set your creative side free when you sign up for one of the FREE painting workshops at VIM’s Spring Market this March 30th and 31st with Justina from Dream. Feel. Paint.: Tree of Life or Beach life – 15 mins Mini Masterpiece Love Bonds: Mom & Me – 30mins Social Butterfly – Youth 30minIsland Skies…

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VIP Family Pass to our Grow Bake and Make Show

Congratulations to Melissa Harris!  You just a VIP Family Pass at Vancouver Island Market.  Woohoo.. happy dance.   We will see  you there.    Enjoy 3 days of fun at Vancouver Island Winter Market on December 14-16 at Nanaimo North Town Centre.   Your Itinerary includes: Family Pass for up to a family of 5 VIP parking…

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Workshop Launch

We are excited to bring you over 9 different workshops all taught by local business owners. Over the few days watch out for new and exciting workshops that you can create & take home with you that day. We work with experienced workshop hosts to provide a deeper understanding of their craft. Why do we…

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