Circle craft is an annual Vancouver event. It showcase many neat artists’ works, so called Christmas fair. I have been going this year since more than 7 or 8 years ago. It has changed its location from Canada Place to Convention Centre West now.
Every year, there is over 300 booth showcase in beautiful VanCity. The crafts are include many variety from fashion garments, hat, scarf, jewellery, women accessories to flower art, glass art, sophisticated crafts. Moreover, baby outfits, photography, printing, sweets, chocolate, mushroom, salmon fish cans and more.
Like many events, organization often is the key to determine how you feel about the event; how organize and those little neat thinking for the customer how visit the show. Circle craft never failed to surprise me every year with their improvement. The floor plan is simple and easy to navigate. A lot of chairs are placed in two main aisles for people to take break. Spring water also place on the end of the aisles for thirty customers. At end of the booth, is where all the food related vendors. Also, the resting area with food and drinks for order.
A detail information website is provide listed all the ticket price and show time on each day for anyone planning their trip easy. Of course, well promotion on all the media. Everyone is able to know about the event through moving transit buses’ body advertising, as well as the street banner on Granville bridge.
The signage are also place in obvious location for direction traffic. No matter your local or visitor. You are able to find the show place without hassle.
There is one new change this year which I enjoy very much – live jazz / music show. The circle craft always have one section showcase musician or dancer performance. However, it always been place on other side somehow separate from main craft show area, a bit isolated. However, the situation has changed for this year. The small live performance area are located in the centre of the show. Therefore, I am able to hear beautiful melody flow in the air while busying walking around and checking out every creative booths.
We often go after work, after 5pm, to enjoy the two for one price. The whole show really require at least 3 hours time to fully enjoy every booths. For first time visitor, leave yourself more than 3 hours time just in case. Another great things provide by circle craft is they are allow re-entry. If you are so enjoy the show, and love to come back again the day after. Simply fill in the form before heading out the convention centre.
Lastly, don’t forget to fill in the lucky draw for $1,000 shopping spree. As you can see in the picture, that giant glass container already filled up with so many people’s draw. I can imagine they probably have to take out some for the weekend people to come. We truly enjoy the show again this year. So look forward again next year.