On Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 2011, The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto played host to the 2nd annual Make It Arts & Crafts Show. The show and fundraiser featured a variety of works for sale created by 31 local artists, designers and craftspeople. Guests at the Saturday night opening party were treated to music from local DJs The Vinyl Den and Matt Gracie, and also enjoyed rounds of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots for charity and refreshments.
This year at Make It, 500 visitors shopped in 7 different artist studios in the Gladstone Gallery. Make It was moved to a larger venue for 2011 so that more of Toronto’s great local talent could be accommodated, including many vendors whose work involves reclaimed and repurposed materials. Vendors showcased a wide range of items including paintings, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, baked goods and one-of-a-kind home and fashion accessories.
|•Cherry Bomb Vintage||•Morgan Booth||•TEXtureMIX|
|•Compass Jewelry||•My City Artisans||•The Artisan House|
|•Find It Fascinating||•Nancy Hunter||•The Silver Bobbin|
|•GirlCanCreate||•Paintings by Jo||•Tiberius Papp|
|•Gus Bawab||•Pixelsnow Jewelry||•Wendy Ding Illustration
|•Kalous Kreations||•Priya Means Love||•With Love Creations|
|•Kaotic Ekko||•Shea Essence||•Wallace Playford|
|•KreatUm Studio||•Sex on a Stitch||•WORN Fashion Journal|
|•Leslie Ann Becker||•Superdraven||•You n'Nique Jewelry|
|•Memory Blankets||•Textile Platypus|
Vendors and local businesses donated products and services to our raffle and Make It was able to raise $800 for Furniture Bank - a Toronto-based charity that furnishes homes for families in need by providing gently used household furnishings from donors to their client base.
Thank you to all of our vendors for your donations to our raffle and your demonstrated commitment to our cause.
Thank you to the many generous members of the community for your donations of products and services to the Make It show, in support of Furniture Bank:
|•Great Burger Kitchen||•Complete Balance Health Centre|
|•Wine Bar||•King West Village Chiropractic Clinic|
|•TopCat Relocation & Transition Services||•Lifestrummer|
|•Satya Yoga Center||•Sujata Chapman|
|•The Big Ragu||•Creepy Christine|
Make It – A Show and Sale of Stuff We Do is Co-Produced by Kiran Thind of Cherry Bomb Vintage and Moriah Bacus of Define Events.
The next show will be held May 2013. For more information please visit the Make It Blog.