The St. Lawrence Market Complex is a vibrant and inspiring part of Toronto's history and a constant hub of activity in the heart of the city. For each of our merchants, vendors and artisans, the Market is their life’s work; their pride, care and singular passion is the reason, 215 years later, the Market continues to thrive.

This is an exciting time for the St. Lawrence Market Complex and a key period of transition, in preparation for the North Market Redevelopment. The exciting Arts at the Market program provides local artists and makers with a unique opportunity to exhibit their high-quality handmade items at this popular destination for locals and tourists, animating the Market's outdoor areas with evolving product offerings for the duration of the redevelopment.

Arts at the Market draws on the longstanding tradition of fine handmade goods at St. Lawrence Market and celebrates the unique talents of local artisans. These artisans will fill the outdoor spaces of the Market with fresh, lively and creative energy every Friday & Saturday from Easter through to Thanksgiving (end of October), adding vivacity to the Complex. The distinctive blend of local arts and crafts is matched only by the variety of high quality fresh food items found inside St. Lawrence Market. Arts at the Market is a wonderful complement to the #1 Food Market in the World.

Applications are now available for the 2019 season.
Application deadline: March 15, 2019

2019 ONLINE Application Form

2019 PRINTABLE Application Form

Application Documents:

The selection of vendors for Arts at the Market will be undertaken by a jury comprised of professional leaders in the arts and crafts community.

Theresa Duong | Owner of Theresa Duong Arts

Theresa is a Toronto-based designer and goldsmith of fine jewellery, bespoke rings, and craft objects. She holds a bachelor of design from OCAD University and the medal winner in the jewellery & metalsmithing program. Her work is exhibited and sold nationally through Craft Ontario Shop, ShopAGO, and L.A. Pai Gallery.

Lera Kotsyuba | Managing Editor of Studio Magazine

Lera Kotsyuba is an editor, curator, and art historian based in Toronto. Lera has worked with Craft Ontario on various exhibitions. Working across disciplines in architectural history and craft, she convened a session at the 2017 Canadian Craft Biennale on Craft and Public Art, and has edited a new book entitled “A Thousand Colours”; with her writing published by FUSION and Urban Glass. Lera is currently the Managing Editor of Studio Magazine.

Ness Lee | Freelance Illustrator & Artist

Ness Lee is an illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Her Illustrations have been chosen for award publications such as American Illustration 35 and The Society of Illustrators 57 and has exhibited her works at galleries in Toronto, New York, Boston and Tokyo. Ness Lee graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Design in Illustration. She has continued to explore her practice using a wide range of mediums such as ceramics, drawing, painting and mixed media sculpture.

Alessandra Moretti | CEO & Co-Founder of Raising Artists

Alessandra has a background in art, early childhood education, and child psychology. She holds degrees from Seneca College and Ryerson University and also completed a Creative Entrepreneurship Business Program while in the process of completing her Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) in Art History at the University of Chicago. Alessandra currently sits on the board for the Artscape Communities Advisory Committee and founded Raising Artists as a way to engage children and the community through the creative process.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Amanda Diep, Program Development Officer







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