The Holiday Collective Show, Celebrating Original Art and Handmade Design, Wed. December 17 to Mon. December 22.

Friday, December 19, 2014

One Of A Kind Designs

One of a kind hats for sale at the holiday show



Everyone deserves a great winter hat.  We've got some one-of-a-kind designs here at the Holiday Collective.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kid Size Style






You'll want to make room in the closet for these stylish clothes designed and created by the team at Funkist Children's Wear for the Holiday Collective Show.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Opening Day




Terrariums from Acorn Studio on display





It's opening day.   Stop by the show for original art and designs.  We're open until December 22.  Good things come to those who wait, even when shopping for the holidays.


Artist, Laura Hains

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gifts Inspired By Nature

From honey from beehives tucked away in corners of the city



Beekeeper Brian Hamlin keeps hives at Toronto's waterfront



to whimsical sketches


Artist, Stace Schmidt



and handmade terrariums for your plants, you'll find gifts inspired by nature at the holiday show, which opens on Wednesday.



Handmade terrariums by Acorn Studio






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Home, Glorious, Home

We've gathered gifts for the home


 
Glass Artist,  Stephanie Baness


From handmade glass



Blankets by Dream Weavers

  
To blankets woven by Southern Ontario weavers




Handmade pottery, Annette Hansen



And pottery that is decorative and functional too.   You may be tempted to keep them for yourself.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Found Art


Looking for sustainable gifts?  You'll find unique designs at this year's show from artisans who have recycled found objects.
   






 At Around the Collar, vintage watches are paired with leather bolo ties.









 Over at Clockwork Zero Gravity,  gears, industrial parts and even vacuum tubes are transformed into jewelry.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Lists




Watercolour landscape, artist Margaret Pring,


It's time for making holiday lists and planning how to survive the month.  Exhale. You'll find designs for the home, the food lover, art for your walls, great accessories and more here at the Fifth Annual  Holiday Collective Show.

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Creative Puzzle

Artist Anne-Marie Olczak, Holiday Collective




Pulling together the Holiday Collective Show is always a creative puzzle, as we look for the pieces that fit.  This year sustainable design seems to be a constant theme at the Fifth Annual Holiday Collective Show.  There is a mix of original art and handmade designs but also many works made from sustainable materials including recycled fabrics, industrial parts and even silver and gold.

This year, as well, the show has a new and easier–to-get-to home.   We are still in the Queen West Art District but after four years at the Artscape Triangle Gallery we’ve moved to Artscape Youngplace, the grand arts centre at 180 Shaw Street. 
    
The show will run from Wednesday December 17 to Monday December 22.  Keep checking back as we give you an advance look of the show.  

 Jewelust designs use recycled silver


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Call for Artists and Artisans, The Holiday Collective Show




Calling all artists and artisans.  We’re getting ready for the 5th Annual Holiday Collective Show.  This year the show will be featured in one of the city’s newest art centres, Artscape Youngplace on Shaw Street near Queen.  


The six-day show runs from Wednesday December 17 to Monday December 22.  Best of all, you don’t have to be on site since we run and manage the show. The cost?  It's about $25 a day. 


We’d like to see your creative textiles, jewelry and handmade designs and original art which is 18 inches or less.


If you are interested in being part of the show, you need to forward three images of your work, a description and price to thecollectiveshow (at) gmail (dot) com. 

The application deadline is Nov. 10.  Space is limited.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Collective








A bouquet of
thanks 
for all of you
who stopped by
the Summer Collective.

See you at the next show.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sneak Peek


Here's a sneak peek of some of the creative art and designs at the Summer Collective show this Saturday in Riverdale Park.







From felted sculpture by Contra Botanic









to colourful acrylic paintings by Laura Hains








and detailed encaustic art by Carly McAskill.   Three reasons to stop by the show on Saturday.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Taste of Toronto




Does honey from bees in the heart of the city taste differently from bees at the waterfront?  You'll be surprised, says beekeeper Brian Hamlin.  He offers a honey tour of the city as he brings his local honey to the Summer Collective on Saturday.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Industrial Art







What do you do with used vacuum tubes and clock parts?  If you are Clockwork Zero you turn them into robots and jewelery of course.  Of Course?  The robots will be on the move Saturday at the Summer Collective show.






Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fresh Designs









Drop by the Summer Collective show, Saturday August 16 at Riverdale Park, for handmade glass by Moxie Sorbet Designs.