Northern B.C.’s largest professional artisan fair is returning for its 45th year of being Prince George’s number-one holiday shopping extravaganza. Studio Fair will be held at the CN Centre from November 4 to 6.
This year the event will see a complete rebound from its limited size last year, and organizers expect to easily exceed 15,000 attendees.
The event has grown tremendously since moving to the CN Centre and this year will boast upwards of 300 vendors and arts groups which is a record-breaking number.
The artists and artisans come from across Western Canada and include local creatives and arts organizations as well.
“Studio Fair this year is going to be amazing, with such a record-topping number of vendors,” says Eli Klasner, Executive Director of the Community Arts Council.
“This is only our second year in the CN Centre, and we have nearly run out of space already and so we expect people may wish to set aside an entire day to take in all of the beautiful original merchandise and artwork that will be available to purchase.”
The entry fee is $5 per person, with children under 12 getting in for free and all funds raised going to support the many programs, events and services provided by the CAC.
Attendees are also invited to drop-off non-perishable food items that will be delivered to a local food bank.
Studio Fair will take place Nov. 4 to 6 with specific times on Friday from 1-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.