a local arts market
I started Playground in 2021 to fill a gap I felt in my local art community in Vancouver, BC. I wanted to create a fun and inviting space for artists like me, to celebrate DIY, weird, wonky, colorful, and playful work. My goal was to also keep Playground accessible for artists, so I offered a low, sliding scale fee to just to cover venue + marketing costs and let artists feel free to experiment in selling new work. Our first market on December 4th was a huge success, with hundreds of attendees visiting to shop a unique selection of works from 12 artists.