Christmas Boutique

Each November and December, Place des Arts’ Artisan Shop expands into a fine craft market: The Christmas Boutique. Offering holiday shoppers a veritable Aladdin’s cave of glittering bobbles and delightful seasonal gifts, the Christmas Boutique is the perfect place to find beautifully handcrafted, locally made artisan wares.

When you do your holiday shopping at the Christmas Boutique, you help support local artists with the added bonus of reducing your carbon footprint and knowing the gifts you give have been ethically produced.

Call for Artists/Artisans

Our 2016 Christmas Boutique runs November 7 to December 16

Place des Arts is currently seeking artisans who create finely crafted items such as felted pieces, silver work, unique pottery, leather products, hand-weaving and other quality handcrafted items—no hand-made cards, photos, paintings, prints or assembled (as in beaded) jewelry please.

Keep in mind that these items do not necessarily need to be Christmas themed, but can be gifts that hold year-round appeal. All works are for sale and artisans set prices. Place des Arts retains 30% of the retail price. A $10 application fee applies.

New Artists who wish to be considered for the Christmas Boutique must submit up to five (5) items to be juried, accompanied by a completed registration form.

The deadline for new artisans to submit works for jury is Sunday, October 16, 2016. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Thursday, October 20, 2016.

For more information, artisans may contact Christmas Boutique coordinator, Lidia Kosznik, at 604.664.1636 ext.23 or email her at

Take a look at some of the beautiful artisan wares we offered for sale in our 2015 Christmas Boutique! Click on the thumbnails to view full-sized versions.