This weekend, Radstorm, an all-volunteer all-ages art and music community, will be hosting a market with over 20 vendors, featuring newer & upcoming queer artists in Halifax, baked goods, jewelry, stationery, accessories, clothing, and more.
This one-time market will prioritize local queer artists who have not yet had the opportunity to become vendors. But it is not only artists that will be vending at this market: there will be a variety of bakers, vintage vendors, jewelry makers, and so many more. The goal of The Artful Fools Market is to help local Kjipuktuk makers get both experience and exposure in the vending world as other makers' markets often give priority to those with experience or art school credentials. This market showcases new artists not typically seen in other art markets.
The organizer themselves is a local queer artist who was looking for an opportunity and then decided to create their own. “I am so grateful to Radstorm for the space and I am excited to be able to showcase my work and the work of other community members,” says Oli Fast, currently a student at Dalhousie University.
The Artful Fools Market will be filling the space to the brim with extremely talented local makers. “At Artful Fools Market we not only get to share our work but also contribute to the Community Fridge, which is an important resource that helps to nourish those in need,” says Fast.
Admission is $2 to $10 or pay what you can. The admission will be donated to the Halifax Community Fridge, a queer-run & anonymous group providing free food, located outside of the Glitter Bean Café. There will also be a place for donations of non-perishable food. Donation guidelines are here.
Masks are mandatory at this event, so please show up accordingly.
Where: Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street. The space is accessible by ramp at the front entrance.
When: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 11am to 4pm