The Holiday Collective, Celebrating Original Art and Handmade Design, December 7 to 11 at Artscape Youngplace

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gifts From The Earth

There are gifts from the Earth at the Holiday Collective, from natural beeswax candles to local honey and designs using sustainable materials.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gift of Art

Artist Sophia Choi

From playful watercolours to illustrations, acrylic paintings and linocuts, you'll find a range of art at the Holiday Collective. 
Artist Marc Ranger

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sneak Peek #2

While they make great gifts, you might also be tempted to keep a handwoven blanket from Dream Weavers for yourself.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sneak Peek #1

Who says decorative ceramics can't be functional too.  Annika Hoefs creates pieces you can use and will want to display, at the upcoming Holiday Collective Show.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Call For Artists. The Holiday Collective Show

The Holiday Collective Show

December 7 to 11

Artscape Youngplace

Shaw @ Queen

Do you want to be part of one of the city’s most dynamic art districts this holiday season to feature your art or handmade design?

Join us at our sixth annual holiday show at the Artscape Youngplace, from December 7 to December 11, in the heart of the Queen West art district.  It’s a chance to display your art, original prints, jewelry, textiles or unique food products. One of the benefits of the show is that we staff the gallery so you don’t have to be there.

There is more than one way to be part of the show.  You can choose to be featured in the full show or our special one-day  showcase.  As an artisan you will have an individual display.  Artists will have their own 8x4 foot wall.

Interested?  To apply, please forward three images of your work, with the price range and material used as well as a brief bio or link to your website to thecollectiveshow(at)gmail(dot)com.  The application deadline is Oct. 15.  Space is limited.

Thank you for choosing The Collective.

Update:  Thank you to all of you who took the time to apply to the show.  We will contact you by November 1 if you are being considered for the holiday show.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Public Art

The British Museum

A walk through London and its free galleries reminds you how art is everywhere

The National Gallery, London

and on everyone.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Cocktail

As you celebrate the holiday season here's an easy cocktail from the Savannah Naturals Beverage Co, the folks behind the aromatic syrups here at the Holiday Collective.  It takes just three ingredients.  Happy Holidays.

Holiday Cocktail

2oz. Savannah Naturals grapefruit, lavender or rhubarb syrup
4oz. white wine
Top with a splash of soda water

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Hunt For Great Gifts

Animal sketches by Stace Schmidt

Still in the hunt for the perfect gift? Follow this wily fox to the Holiday Collective.  We've got great designs and fresh arrivals daily at the show.



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.