Monday, October 24, 2011

The First Ever Ottawa Craft Crawl!

Guys & gals, we've got an incredibly exciting announcement today: we're launching Ottawa's first ever Craft Crawl!

We're launching Ottawa's first ever craft crawl, taking place in November/December 2011! What's a craft crawl, you say!? We've smashed together two fantastic events: a pub crawl--where participants travel from pub to pub partaking in adult beverages--and craft shows, where you can get the coolest gifts during the holiday season. While there won't be any drinking involved, there will definitely be a ton of crawling. So much, in fact, that it'll be happening throughout the month of November and December and there's some sweet prizes to be had!

How it works: Participants can pick up a 'craft passport' at Urban Craft in Hintonburg of November 5, 2011. This craft passport will be both your guide to Ottawa's awesomest indie craft shows this November + your ticket to winning a giant prize package. Keep that passport and take it to any of the craft shows listed on the back. Get your passport stamped at the front door. Collect 4 stamps or more and you're eligible to win a giant prize package filled with tons of handmade goodness from every single show in the crawl PLUS a season ticket pass from the Great Canadian Theatre Company! Submit your passport to win the giant prize package at Craftalicious on December 10, 2011 in The Glebe!

Just the Facts:
1. Pick up your passport at Urban Craft on November 5
2. Get your passport stamped at each of the shows listed on the passport
3. Collect 4 stamps or more to be eligible to win the giant prize package
4. Turn in your passport at Craftalicious on December 10 to be entered in the prize package draw!

Participating Shows:
Urban Craft
November 5, 10am-2pm
1233 Wellington St. W

Handmade Harvest
November 4 & 5, 4-9pm (Fri) 10am-4pm (Sat)
Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge Street

November 19, 10am-4:30pm
1233 Wellington St. W

Sandy Hill One & Only
November 20, 10am-4pm
Sandy Hill Community Center, 250 Somerset St. E

Idle Hands
November 26, 10am-5pm
St. Luke's Anglican Church, 760 Somerset St. W

Hintonburg Artisan Craft Fair
November 26, 10am-5pm
1064 Wellington St. W

Urban Craft
December 3, 10am-2pm
1233 Wellington St. W

December 10, 10am-5pm
St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 217 First Ave.

This event is part of Apt. 613's Support Local Month and sponsored by all of the incredible craft shows above! More details and exciting updates at our Facebook Page!

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's A Hit & A Winner

Helllllooooo everybody! Well...we are happy as clams over here this Monday morning. The October edition of Urban Craft was incredible and we're so thankful to each and every one of you that came out to see us! It was a chilly day but we had a really fantastic turnout and we're pleased as punch! We're already looking forward to November!

Last month we had a little contest going where if you checked into Urban Craft on Facebook, you could win a gift certificate from our lovely sponsor, Victoire! It turns out that technology was conspiring against us because as it turns out, we weren't able to access the names of the folks who checked in. We were super bummed. Cue sad faces. So we set out with another plan to get some Victoire goodness into your hands.

So we did a little drawing for the gift certificate at the show this weekend and had a whole slew of entries! Yay! And now...for the winner. Drumroll, please!

Yay! Our winner, Stacey, is getting hooked up with some Victoire goodies! Time to shop, Stacey!