Welcome to the Artisans’ Market Page

The Artisans’ Market is a permanent display of art & crafts for sale, located at the United Church, 3201 Long Point Rd., Harbourville, N.S. 

In 2021, the Market will be open Saturdays and Sundays from

June 12th to October 16th

9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays 

12:00 to 4:00 pm on Sundays 

The  Artisans’ Market is a community project of the North Mountain United Tapestry Cultural & Heritage Society, a non-profit organization that makes it’s home at the historic United Church, Harbourville.

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June 2, 2021 — Artists featured at this season’s Artisans’ Market include:


Penny Clarke

Dale Gruchy

Jan Holleman

Laura MacDonald

Shelley Racz

Emily Rogers

Judith Smith

Virve Whiteway

Paula Williams

Other artisans are welcome to join. Applications  for the 2021 season will be accepted throughout the 2021 season.

For details, please read our new 2021 Policies and Procedures manual.

And apply online at: 2021 Artisans’ Market Application Form

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BACKGROUND

 OUR MISSION

North Mountain United Tapestry Cultural & Heritage Society, is a not-for-profit society whose mission is to host a welcoming space in our community that celebrates and enhances our local culture, economy, and quality of life.

The directors of North Mountain United Tapestry have developed the following plan for 2021.

Presently our community is being affected by Covid-19 Pandemic Health Authority protocols.

We are working to develop markets, events, displays and workshops that can be operated safely under the circumstances.

We are also working on additions to our building to broaden accessibility, as well as enhance your enjoyment of our structure’s unique location on the bluffs of the Bay of Fundy.

Our plans feature:

  1. Installing new glass doors and an arched window in the North wall, overlooking the bay. Not only an aesthetic, but also a ventilation improvement.
  2. Creating an activity-based ‘Fibre Arts/Weaving Corner’ (to the right of the new doors) where members and visitors can learn to weave and participate in creative fibre arts projects.
  3. Returning our ‘History Corner’ display to its corner niche to the left of the new glass doors. History helps us understand ourselves and our place in our country and global community. It is an important piece of the Tapestry weave.
  4. Creating a large open space in the middle of the church where tables (spaced adhering to pandemic protocols) will welcome customers to sit and socialize. (During the operating hours of the North Mountain Market, Saturday’s from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm there will be only three vendor tables inside the building).
  5. Offering some new ideas for local artists and artisans to display and sell their art, designs and creations during our 2021 season. 


The North Mountain Market will be open from 9:30am-1pm on Saturdays and the Artisans’ Market and coffee shop will also be open during these hours. However, the Artisans’ Market will remain open until 3:00 pm on Saturdays and will be open from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays.

Tapestry is considering other opening hours as the season progresses . More open hours will depend on pandemic protocols and the participation of dedicated volunteers.

 In 2021, United Tapestry is offering the following opportunity for artists and artisans to market their work in our community:

Artists and artisans may enter into a contract with United Tapestry by paying a seasonal, non-refundable fee of $100 to have their work for sale in our Artisans’ Market.

We can accommodate up to 35 artists/artisans. 

As in previous years, Tapestry will create the displays and manage inventory and customer sales. Proceeds from the sales will be paid out to the artist/ artisan monthly, minus a 10% commission to Tapestry.

To assist in sales, Tapestry requires that two artists/artisans be present during opening hours. Artists and artisans will be responsible for scheduling attendance during operating hours. Carolyn Low will be the liaison between the artists/artisans and the Tapestry Board.

United Tapestry has received a grant from the federal government that will allow us to hire a summer student. The student employee will be responsible for retail sales as well as counter service at our ‘By the Bay’ Café. 

If you have any questions or would like to comment on any of the above, please contact:

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