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East Kelowna Artisan Market wraps up summer season and prepares for fall

The East Kelowna Community Artisan Market hosted its last event of the summer season this Sunday afternoon.

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The weekly recurring market highlights local artisans in a cozy environment with a new and exciting theme each week.

As today marks National Dog Day, the market welcomed attendees and their furry friends all the while supporting the BCSPCA Kelowna branch.

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After a busy season, the market is taking a brief break over Labour Day weekend before returning for the fall season which ramps up on Sept. 9 and runs until Oct. 28, with two additional Christmas markets on Nov. 18 and 25.

Though Kelowna is known for its thriving farmers and crafters markets, co-coordinator, Bree Kennedy, says there's something particularly special about theirs.

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“The space is so special, we are inside a like 100-year-old hall, it has a totally different vibe than the other markets, it feels like a cozy little home where everyone hangs out together,” says Kennedy.

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If you missed out on the final fling of summer, you can still anticipate seeing all the wonderful vendors throughout the fall, as the quaint market boasts 40 vendors a week off a rotating roaster of 100.

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With a focus on sustainable and organic products, you can not only feel good about supporting local but helping our environment.

“Things are a little bit more expensive, but they’re quality, handmade, and not pumped out factory-style — they are really made with love,” added Kennedy.

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From fresh produce along with gluten-free and vegan-friendly snacks, to handmade jewellery, art and even samples from local wineries, you can find all you’re after and more.

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Click here to follow along with the market to see upcoming themes and dates.

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