ORIGINALS – THE SPRING CRAFT SALE
APRIL 5 – 8, 2018

ABOUT THE SHOW

Originals – The Spring Craft Sale is Ottawa’s most unique spring shopping event, bringing together the very best handmade talent, from all across Canada to the Nation’s Capital, for four unforgettable days.

Held at the impressive and spacious EY Centre, Originals – The Spring Craft Sale features 180 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers mingling with shoppers and displaying their works for them to behold, making this a wonderfully intimate and interactive experience.

There is an incredible assortment of quality Canadian handmade goods to choose from, including fashion pieces, stunning jewellery, home décor, fine art, sculptures, natural body care, delicious gourmet treats, and more. Shoppers of all ages are sure to be delighted as they discover truly one-of-a-kind items, making this the can’t-miss spring shopping event of the season.

HOURS

April 5 – 8, 2018
Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday 11am – 9pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

LOCATION

EY Centre
Hall 3
4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa, ON

ADMISSION

General Admission $7
17  & under FREE

Onsite box office, cash only or online tickets here.

MEET THE ARTISANS

ARTISAN GALLERY
ARTISAN LISTING

WHAT’S HAPPENING

VIP Opening Night Package: Celebrate the grand opening of our 32nd show and take advantage of an outstanding offer: our VIP package includes two admission tickets, two drink tickets (valid for beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages), two re-useable shopping bags courtesy of Signatures Shows, and one EY Centre parking voucher – all for the low price of $25.00! Limited tickets on sale now – click here to purchase. Offer only valid on Thursday, April 5 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Future Forests Friday: Long live Planet Earth! We’re proud to partner with LiVE 88.5, Canada’s first carbon neutral radio station and a community ally that embodies the same philosophies as Originals and its artisans – to live greener through sustainable and eco-friendly means and practices. On Friday, April 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. we will come together to help our community live greener by giving away a free tree sapling to each guest through our doors! For more information on LiVE 88.5’s carbon neutral efforts, click here.

Canadian Tulip Festival VIP Grand Prize Package: In partnership with the Canadian Tulip Festival – Canada’s most colourful festival and one of the largest events of its kind in the world – we are thrilled to offer you the chance to win an incredible VIP grand prize package valued at over $500.00! To enter, be sure to fill out your ballot at our show.

The VIP grand prize package consists of a pair of tickets to the grand opening vernissage of the 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival (May 18 at the Aberdeen Pavilion), a pair of complimentary tickets to the 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival (including complimentary weekend shuttle service), a gift certificate to Grill 41 (a $100.00 value), and hotel accommodations at the Lord Elgin Hotel.

#HandmadeLive On-Site Demonstrations: Our artisans are excited to provide show-goers with a unique first-hand experience as they make their works come to life, right inside their booths – witness their artistic process in person through #HandmadeLive Demonstrations, taking place throughout the show for all four days!

Green Gift Giveaways: In keeping with our living green theme, our artisans have graciously offered up eco-friendly prizes for us to give away – several draws will take place daily, so be sure to fill out your ballot at the show for a chance to win!

HOW TO GET THERE

The EY Centre has plenty of parking available on site for $8 cash at the gate upon arrival. The centre is easily accessible from all parts of the city and is serviced by OC Transpo routes 147 & 97 daily and 99 on weekends.

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