Indigenous Art Market & Cultural Celebration

We are thrilled to make our annual announcement of our two Indigenous Art Markets & Cultural Celebrations for 2024

In celebration and fellowship we welcome all to our Indigenous Art Market & Cultural Celebration at the Stratford Perth Museum. Bring your community cultural cravings out for a day of knowledge and friendship and be inspired by our local artists. Whether you would like to shop, talk, admire, or snack, it is sure to delight the senses.

Dates & Time

Saturday, May 11 from 10 am – 4 pm

Rain Date: Sunday May 12, 2024

Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 am – 4 pm

Rain Date: Sunday Sept. 22, 2024

Location: Stratford Perth Museum

Fee: FREE for Both Vendor and Visitor

Call 1-519-393-5315 for details or to register a vendor space (See the Registration Info Below- indoor spaces are limited)

Special Thanks to our partners and organizers Chris and Trevor from HauntingLIVE Podcast and

David from The Healing of the Seven Generations organization. 

Please send an email to Manager of Education and Programs at groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca to book a space or more information

Thank you to our Food Trucks for Sept. 10 2023

That Food Truck

Lost Beach Ice Cream Emporium

Call 1-519-393-5315 for details or to register a vendor space (See the Information Below- only outdoor spaces are currently available)

We would like to acknowledge all of our Vendors in alphabetical order according to their last name – those who attended and registered for the event.

Our Honoured Vendors From Past Markets
Name/Business Products/Service Info/Contact
ADIVADREAMS CUPCAKES
Baked goods  
Brittany Baldwin at Baldwin Beads Beadwork, Leatherwork and Quillwork
Susan Nilson Buxton at Cozy Cuddles Fleece Blankets and Pillows and more https://www.cozycuddlesbysusan.ca/
Courtney Cassel Bone, Fur and Sustainable source items
Patsy Anne Day Beadwork and More
Tori Denby Beadwork, Moccasins, Medicines and More
Mary Joe Carter Dodd Wire Sculpture
Tabatha Dodge Beadwork, Feather Earrings, Dreamcatchers and More
Eagle and Condor Various Indigenous Handmade Art
Enliven Spirit Creations Custom-made jewelry using porcupine quills, gemstones, cedar, sweet-grass, tobacco, seal skin, leather, shells, rocks or any other beautiful part of creation that I am lucky enough to receive. I create body butter, candles, essential oil rollers, and room mists. I create baby baskets, new mom baskets, new home baskets, student baskets, and much more.
Jamie George Beading
Jeffrey Red George Ojibway Painter reddogartstudio.com
Wanda Green Moccasins, Special Beadwork
Elizabeth’s Reading Room Usborne Books educational children’s books, activity books, and puzzles
Happy N’ Beyond Stickers, apparel and wooden home decor pieces
HauntingLIVE Podcast Live Paranormal Investigations and More hauntinglivepodcast.com
Francia Hernandez Kitchenware, Collectables and More
Lynne Huras Paintings
INAADIZIWIN Beaded jewelry and artisanal works
Little Bear Creations Beaded silicone wristlets keychains lanyards. Acrylic Christmas ornaments, teething rings and clips, personalized t-shirts and stuffed animals https://www.facebook.com/littlebearcreations123/
Roxanne Laramey Shirts, Signs, Mugs, and More
Little Fox’s Dreams Handmade Indigenous Art http://littlefoxsdreams.ca
Paula Maracle Mixed Media, Beadwork and More
SM SUDZ N SUCH Soap and Essentials and More smsudznsuch@gmail.com
Maddison McDonald Blankets and Textiles
Mazy Way Indigenous Designs Beaded jewelry and Métis dot art on wood medallions
Midnight Face Paint Face Paint https://www.instagram.com/midnightfacepaint/
Momma Bear Beading Beaded earrings, rings, necklaces, hats, purses and jackets
Wire & Thread by Jackie Morden wire trees, sculptures, tot bags, bracelets 1-226-919-9005
SunHeart Rises Designs Handmade apparel and jewelry info@sunheartrises.ca.
Diane & Trish Cow horn rattles, dream catchers, medicine wheels,  leather  pouches, purses,  baby moccasin,  adult moccasins,  beaded earrings,  hair barrettes,  necklaces, bolo ties, mansellas, bears, dancer fans, beaded  feathers,  dolls,   beaded key rings
Native Arts Society Apparel, jewelry, and prints https://nativeartssociety.bigcartel.com/
Jennifer Pigeon Thirty-one Gifts
Shan Powell
Project Healing handmade crystal bracelets and meditation malas, crystals used in healing practices such as reiki and sound baths using gongs and Tibetan singing bowls
Nikki Rowe Skin and Body Care Products www.littleleafnatural.ca
Leasa Kendry-Schneider Fifth Avenue Collection Jewelry
Seven Wolves gingerbread, art cards, magnets, coasters, paintings, beadwork, stickers  sevenwolves.org
Paola Segura Culture Jewellery Art Jewellery Instagram.com/@Culture_Jewellery_Art
Sandy Smokyday Bannock and More
Amy Skotniczny Discovery Toys
Pampered Chef with Jennifer Stewart kitchen items like can openers, stoneware, drink pitchers, pizza cutters, steamers, choppers, knives & more
Teyo Handmade Soapstone Carvings Redstone Fine Art
Amanda Trites Clothing, Crystals, Medicines, Candles & More
TwoHeartsBeadwork Beadwork
Urban Nish Dolls, Puppets, Clothing, Apparel, Housewares, Decor, Keepsakes and more
Penny Wolf Tupperware Canada and Scentsy

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In order to register please provide the following information below to our Manager of Education & Programs at groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

Name  –  Business Name  –   Whether or not you have a tent  –   A phone number to reach you  –  What you sell – and finally a written declaration of trust regarding your Indigenous heritage and/or commitment to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Photos and media information is also encouraged so we can help advertise your business.

The event is free of charge for both vendor and visitor. We just ask those who attend to consider that this is a Truth & Reconciliation project focused on advocating for local business owners and artists with an indigenous heritage. First rights of registration and refusal will be granted to those with an indigenous heritage. If there are vacancies available, admittance will also be afforded to local artisans, entrepreneurs, and institutions who do not have an Indigenous Heritage, but instead practice the pillars of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report Calls to Action and attend in the spirit of cultural celebration and wītaskīwin or coming together. Thank you for your understanding and support of this initiative.     

Please be mindful and respectful of the following…

“Indigenous Identity Fraud robs indigenous people of true reconciliation and participation across all economies.  This…. is for anyone committed to True Reconciliation and honouring Indigenous-led relationships within our nations.”

-Crystal Semaganis, www.sevenwolves.org/

Thank you Crystal for sharing your knowledge and expertise with our community