A juried craft show for the discriminating buyer - entertainment and loot bags as well.

eventsorange 100x100By Pepper Parr

November 20th, 2018



When we are told that an event is being curated we usually think of an art or craft exhibit; a situation when experts have reviewed and determined what will be in the exhibit.

A curated shopping event is something new. Stephanie Finn thinks curating shopping events is the kind of thing that is efficient and smart – a good business opportunity as well.

Burlington MADEBurlington MADE is the corporate name – the focus is on craft items made by Burlington artisans.
Finn looks for items that will interest a demographic she has focused on; younger people who has better than average disposable income and

Stephanie Finn

Stephanie Finn

Stephanie is a marketer.

She identifies market niches and develops them into events and then looks for artisans that have product that she thinks will attract her market.

She then finds a location that is several cuts above a church basement and has free parking.
Her next event will be at the Ron Joyce Centre at the McMaster University School of business on the South Service Road.

Saturday, November 24th – 10am to 4pm

Meet 55+ of the best local makers.

Enjoy live music and gourmet food and drinks.

Burlington MADE products

Perogies and toques – about as Canadian as you are going to get.

VIP Tickets are now on sale! Your VIP Pass grants you access to an express check-in lane anytime during the market (especially valuable in the morning!). It also comes with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate at the show, a sweet treat, and a keepsake tote bag filled with surprise goodies and exclusive deals from our artisans and favourite local businesses. Get one before they’re gone!

There is a $5 entrance fee.

The items will have been juried by a group of three people. Stephanie said she has “thousands” of applications from people who want to be part of the Burlington MADE event.

It’s worth taking a look at – she attracts a younger, discriminating crowd.

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