MARKET: Refresh Spring Market in Squamish (April 27 & 28)

One hundred artists, makers and shops will be at Refresh Market this Spring at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish for a two-day market on April 27 & 28, 2018.

Held two times a year, Refresh Market is the largest market in the Sea to Sky corridor, attracting an average attendance of 3,000. The spring market provides an opportunity to connect face-to-face with local artists and small shop owners, and purchase one-of-a-kind goods directly from the maker.

“Refresh is about making conscious decisions about how you shop and who you support. Squamish is a creative, entrepreneurial community, and we’ve been fortunate to help fuel that spirit by offering a platform that connects local makers and buyers.” – Co-founder, Rachel Boguski, Refresh Market.

Visitors can expect a curated selection of handmade, handpicked and locally designed clothing, jewelry, ceramics, vintage, artisan foods and more from neighbourhood favourites as well as up-and-coming artists and brands.

Highlights this spring are Vancouver photographer Ian Azariah of Tin Type Trike who creates 1860s-style tintype portraits in his darkroom on wheels, and 48 new vendors including Kitsilano vintage lifestyle shop Stepback, Main Street hub Neighbourhood Quality Goods, Army of Rokosz jewelry designer Andrea Rokosz and swimwear designers Fenntessa and UNION Swimwear.

Start making your shopping lists – and don’t feel guilty if everything on it is for you!

Refresh Market Event Details

  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, BC
  • WhenFriday, April 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Admission is $5 at the door, $3 online and free for kids under 12. The first to arrive on both Friday and Saturday will receive one of 50 market swag bags.

Since its launch in 2011, Refresh Market is a highly anticipated “shop small” events for consumers, artists, and designers who flock there for its curated range of handmade items and creative appeal. The market receives more than 900 vendor applications annually.

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