We believe buying local, seasonal and championing and facilitating opportunities for artists, entrepreneurs and micro producers is necessary to support our local environment and our local economy.
GH Marketplace presents curated shopping experiences highlighting local artists, entrepreneurs, artisanal producers, creative collectives and social enterprises. Our monthly marketplace is connected to our cultural programming strategy; it is one of the many ways that we aim to grow our community of creatives and innovators while connecting them to each other and to our guests. Here are some highlights from our launch market: Legends of Vintage Curated by Andrea Lalonde (@nouveaurichevintage)
Check out GH Marketplace events to discover new talent and cool ideas while you shop and socialize. Buy direct, make new friends and connect face-to-face with local makers, movers and shakers.
Open Call For Submissions
February 10, 2019: Objects of Desire
Artwork by Leia Bryans
Oct 28 Framed by Feminists (in partnership with Feminist Art Collective)
Nov 18 Made by Feminists (in partnership with Feminist Art Collective)
Dec 16 Textile Holiday Market
Jan 20, 2019 Love Design Shop
- FOCUS – The GH Marketplace is focused on showcasing independent and emerging artists, entrepreneurs and social enterprises. We like to shine a spotlight on innovators, movers and shakers.
- INTIMATE – The unique setting of the hotel, and the size (usually 20 vendors), focus and mandate of our marketplace provides every participant with the opportunity to be prominently featured.
- ACCESSIBLE – Participation costs for vendors are minimal compared to trade shows and more commercial events. Markets admission is free to the public.
- EXPOSURE – We work hard to support vendors to draw audience and professional contacts via our networks and provide access to our social media followers.
- SUPPORT – The Gladstone staff team supports market planning, marketing and promotions to make participating easy and rewarding. And we engage individual curators, advocators and partners who provide expertise, connect their networks and infuse their creative energy to make each market hum.
- CONNECTION –
When you participate in GH Marketplace events you become part of the Gladstone Hotel family. You will see your neighbours, your colleagues, and people you would like to meet—new clients, future collaborators. The Gladstone is a place for fun, taking chances, connecting to people and new opportunities!
Each GH Marketplace is themed and collaboratively created working with independent curators or in partnership with cultural and community groups. If you would like to propose a partnership for a future market, please send a proposal of what you would like to do as well as preferred dates to GHMarkeplace@gladstonehotel.com