We are Canada’s largest and most experienced producers of handmade marketplaces.
Our shows are juried and are open to Canadian-based artisans, artists and designers. We select our exhibitors based on originality and craftsmanship of their work submitted. It is mandatory that all of our exhibitors are the designers and creators of their products.
If you are successful in your application you will receive your letter of acceptance and show contract by email. The contract will indicate the booth size and type for which you have been accepted.
Signatures By Hand Gift Show is Canada’s premier wholesale show for artisans wanting to take their sales to the next level and promote their businesses on a national field.
Since 2001, By Hand has been the exclusive home to the finest product offering in the wholesale gift industry where buyers from retail stores, galleries, boutiques, and museums are given a once-a-year opportunity to meet the artisans, purchase their works in bulk, and make a significant contribution to the Canadian Handmade community.
Conveniently located at the Pearson Convention, near the airport and timed perfectly when other wholesale events are taking place, By Hand is where YOU want to be.
The show is limited to just over 100 artisans so apply early!
Signatures is proud to present our Spring 2020 application.
The love of handmade is at the heart of what we do. Please read the details below, find what shows suit you best, and apply today so we can continue working together to provide a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace.
Originals Spring Craft Sale continues to electrify the Nation’s Capital, giving your show season the jolt it needs to start things off with a boom! Year after year, we continue to see enormous success at the gate – this is, in large part, due to a loyal clientele that knows the Originals brand extremely well and knows that we deliver on their expectations for a top-quality show.
Held in the EY Centre, Ottawa’s dedicated trade show facility, Originals brings in 15,000 shoppers over four days who are equal parts passionate and affluent. Parking is ample and the venue is easily accessible from all parts of the city – it’s an ideal combination of amenities that place this show in the upper echelon. Only 180 spaces are available, so apply before you miss out on one of Canada’s premier spring shows! More information available here.
Want to experience something beautiful? We’ve got just the show – Indie Handmade Spring is a veritable feast for the eyes, held in the stunning Enjoy Centre in St. Albert. With natural sunlight engulfing the show floor, and its greenhouse plants surrounding the action, this is a truly unique show experience for exhibitors and show-goers alike.
Shoppers from the Edmonton Capital Region are fervent supporters of Canadian handmade, and the wealthy residents of St. Albert are no exception, as they come in droves to take in the “indie” vibe here; expect upwards of 12,000 shoppers over three days. With spaces restricted to 100 booths, be sure to submit your application ASAP to take part in this boutique-style show. More information available here.
Red Deer is the market that continues to impress, home to a fiercely loyal and passionate fanbase of Canadian handmade supporters. The Our Best to You brand is deep-rooted in the community, with over a quarter century of shows in the books, and visitors cram our halls knowing to expect a top-quality shopping experience. Limited to 140 booths, this show sells out quickly, so apply today to get in on one of Alberta’s finest spring shows! More information available here.
Our spring time foray into the Queen City has been a huge success, and we want to keep the momentum going into year three! Always backed by enormous crowds who love supporting Canadian handmade, as well as rock-solid media relations, the Regina edition of Our Best to You takes place in the new state-of-the-art International Trade Centre at Evraz Place, which includes tons of free parking. We’ve only got room for 130 booths, so get your application in ASAP! More information available here.
It’s Alberta’s favourite for many reasons, but it’s also exhibitors’ favourite because it brings them big crowds, even bigger sales, and an unforgettable show experience. A staple in the Edmonton community for decades, the Butterdome Spring Craft Sale is held in the iconic (and aptly-named) Butterdome building at the University of Alberta, which is easily accessible via all means of transportation.
Over 18,000 loyal shoppers descend upon the show over a three-day stretch, ready to spend big and support the Canadian artisans they know and love. We also invest heavily in digital and traditional ad campaigns to ensure Butterdome remains in the upper tier of Canadian fine craft shows. This is our fastest-selling spring show (180 booths) so don’t hesitate to apply! More information available here.
A fun-for-the-whole-family affair in the heart of one of Toronto’s most beautiful and historic areas – what’s not to love? The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show is a two-day outdoor show that takes place in the picturesque Kew Gardens, sandwiched between the beaches of Lake Ontario and trendy Queen Street, in Toronto’s affluent Beach neighbourhood. The foot traffic from locals, as well as visits from our diehard fans coming from all corners of the city, make for a busy weekend in the sun. We’re limited to only 150 booths, so if you want to be a part of a show that’s a staple in the Toronto arts community, apply now! More information available here.
You must be the designer and creator of the products.
All submissions must include: