Welcome to the Artisans’ Market Page

The market is a permanent display of art & crafts for sale located at the United Church in Harbourville, N.S. 

The Artisans’ Market is presently closed and will reopen on May 29, 2021

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, 3201 Long Point Rd., Harbourville.

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April 19, 2021 — The deadline for applications for the 2021 season of the Artisans’ Market is May 7, 2021.

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 our 2021 season that honours our mission while embracing and fostering growth in our community.

It is quite likely that our community will be affected by Covid-19 Pandemic Health Authority protocols in 2021.

We have worked at developing markets, events, displays and workshops that will be sustainable considering these conventions put in place to protect our population.

We also have planned additions to our building to broaden accessibility as well as enhance our enjoyment of our structure’s unique location on the bluff of the Bay of Fundy.

Our developing plan features:

  1. Installing new glass doors and an arched window in the North wall, overlooking the bay. Not only a visual but also a ventilation improvement.
  2. Creating an activity-based ‘Fibre Arts/Weaving Corner’ (to the right of these 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 2021 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 Artisans’ Market will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning May 29 and running until Sunday, October 10, 2021.

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.

Tapestry will consider other opening hours as the season progresses . More open hours will depend on pandemic protocols, the outcome of our student grant application 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 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 hope to be able to accommodate 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 20% 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 made application to the federal government for a grant that will enable us (if successful) 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. 

ANNUAL MEETING

The members of the North Mountain United Tapestry held an Annual General meeting at the Harbourville church on Saturday March 27, 2021.

Following the business portion of the meeting, the Board facilitated a ‘blue sky’ session for members to discuss ideas on how our United Tapestry home can be more fully used.

Many creative ideas were generated to nurture and celebrate our North Mountain Community.

Ideas were offered under the following broad headings: 

  • Sustainable  living
  • Kids activities 
  • The church as a venue
  • Small business incubation
  • Exploring & celebrating nature
  • Property beautification 

We look forward to advancing these ideas through new volunteer projects in 2021.

North Mountain United Tapestry Board of Directors:

Carolyn Low (Chair), Patrick Whiteway (Vice Chair), Lois Bearden (Secretary), Kate MacInnes Adams (Treasurer), Judy Parks (our Liaison with the Berwick/Trinity United Church), Tara Fleming, Jennifer West and Andy McGee.

Tapestry works in partnership with the United Church of Canada which owns the Harbourville church, home of the North Mountain United Tapestry Cultural & Heritage Society.

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