come and celebrate the season with us on December 10 and 11 at the Place d'Orleans Mall!
The OVCC & CreativeOttawa.com welcome the holidays with a celebration of the work of some of the best artists and artisans from across Ottawa, The Valley and The Outaouais. Our shows are renowned for bringing an exciting variety of art, crafts, designs and artisan foods together in a unique venue, and the 2016 edition "Joy!" will be no exception!
Our shows are juried and the participating vendors are selected for their unique style, quality of work and originality of design. Let their one-of-a-kind creations brighten up your home this holiday season.
With originality, quality, talent, and craftsmanship secured, the result is an exquisite collection of locally crafted gift items, fine art and artisan foods!
Join us on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm in the Place d'Orleans Mall in the former Bay Home Store location on the second floor, off the food court!
OVCC Marketplace open for business!
The OVCC (Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles Guild) recently launched the "OVCC Marketplace", a Facebook page for the sale/auction of handmade artisan items produced exclusively by its members of the OVCC. Can't make it to their shows? No problem - you can now enjoy shopping locally handmade online - 24/7, year-round - from the convenience of your home. New items are listed on a daily basis so make sure to check often!
About the OVCC - who we are & what we do
Founded in 2012 by a group of local artisans, it is the mission of the OVCC (Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles Guild) to promote arts and crafts within the Ottawa Valley and the Outaouais by means of encouraging and mentoring local talent, and assisting its members - where needed - with the challenges of setting up and running a small business.
The OVCC actively promotes the work of its members and provides marketing opportunities for them, as is illustrated in the picture of our temporary display table at one of the Ottawa TD branches. Initiatives further include CreativeOttawa.com, a one stop website for those interested in the local arts and crafts scene - be it event visitors, vendors or show organizers. With 3,200+ page likes and a substantial number of daily visitors, the OVCC's Facebook page is a powerful instrument that helps promote the work of its members. It is also a popular destination for fellow show organizers in search of vendors for their events as the OVCC is only to happy to share 3rd party vendor opportunities. Recently, the launch of the OVCC Marketplace added an opportunity for OVCC members to sell their goods year-round.
Joining the OVCC Guild is easy. Please click the link below and fill out the application form. An annual membership costs $30 and gives you benefits such as a discounted table fee at our shows; assistance with establishing an online presence yet if your business doesn't have one yet, assistance with credit card transactions at our shows, a chance to appear on local TV to showcase your work, our commitment to actively promote your business, and much more. Be among the first to find out about our upcoming OVCC events by joining us now (instructions on how to proceed with payment and how to submit examples of your work for jury purposes are outlined on the form).