Starting July 7th, 2022 your Thursday Night's will come to life!
Let the beautiful glow of the moon light guide your way to The Thursday Nite Market.
Inside Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio you will find a bohemian oasis - filled with a little creative community of local Artisans. Browse a unique selection of art, baked goods, handmade products and so much more. Supporting local has never been easier!
Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio is located at 5239 Blowers St. The entrance is directly beside Willy's, just down from Pizza Corner.
FREE ADMISSION | FAMILY FRIENDLY
6 - 10
* EVERY THURSDAY
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Family friendly (no pets - sorry)
Food, Art, Crafts & More
Wall mounted hand sanitizer available, masks are not required but encouraged.
𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐅 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐔𝐍𝐖𝐄𝐋𝐋, 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐒𝐘𝐌𝐏𝐓𝐎𝐌𝐒, 𝐁𝐄𝐄𝐍 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐋𝐘 𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐄𝐃, 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅 𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐑 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐈𝐂𝐊.
Market Vendor Information:
Our Mission: To provide a safe, supportive and friendly space for local makers and small businesses to thrive. Our primary focus is to celebrate the 3 C's: community, culture & creativity!
Our Values: We provide an inclusive space and encourage people from all walks of life to apply and attend.
Please read all of the vendor information before applying - thank you! After carefully reviewing this information, if you have any questions - please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Voice mails and social media messages will not be returned - sorry!
Due to space limitations, the Thursday Nite Market can only accept a maximum of 14 vendors per market. First priority is given to permanent vendor applicants & second - to seasonal. Pop-up vendor spots depend upon space and product category availability.
Electricity is available for vendors for an additional cost $5/month
The Thursday Nite Market runs year round, with the exception of a brief winter closure (Dec 15th 2022 - March 15th 2023).
We believe in the importance of creating a non-competitive market environment and therefore, we only accept 1 vendor per category. This also helps to increase each vendor's selling potential.
Our in-studio boutique sells a wide range of products. Therefore, we can't guarantee that there won't be any over lap in products.
Please note: If a permanent vendor spot is filled for any category, seasonal and pop-ups won't be accepted for 1 year at a minimum for this category. Filled categories will be listed on this page and updated regularly.
Vendor selection is based upon availability, product quality, originality professional display & digital presence. Please note that we do not accept vendors who do not have a website or social media presence - sorry!
Permanent Vendors | * 1 YEAR CONTRACT
Markets run every Thursday from 6 - 10 PM (Set-up begins at 5 PM)
Permanent vendors are permitted to hire someone to manage their station or have a family member or friend fill in from time to time.
Annual fee - $1440+hst | Payment plan available upon request
Permanent vendors are prioritized & have several perks which include:
4 ft table & chair provided
Year-round marketing (excluding winter closure Dec 15 - March 15th)
Reduced vendor fee
Optional yearly contract renewal (pending management approval)
Those who are selected during the initial screening process will be contacted by email within 7 days to arrange an in-person meeting at Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio. Please check your junk mail or "other" folder.
Seasonal Vendors | 2- 3 MONTH CONTRACT
Seasonal vendors are required to participate every Thursday during their contracted season. Seasonal vendors are permitted to hire someone to manage their station or have a family member or friend fill in from time to time.
Seasonal Vendor Fee: $ 450 +hst
(Monthly payment plan available upon request)
Summer Season 2022
The busiest season for tourism & Downtown Halifax night life
- 8 Markets (July & Aug)
Fall Season 2022
A fun & festive Halloween season with a busy boom of students
- 8 Regular Markets (Sept & Oct)
- 1 Halloween Themed Market
Holiday Season 2022
A warm-spirited season filled with holiday shopping & gift giving
6 Regular Markets (Nov & Dec)
- 1 Holiday themed market
Spring Season 2023
A beautiful season with longer days & cheerful energy to help put a spring in your step
- 10 regular Markets (March, April & May)
- 1 Easter Themed Market
Seasonal contracts include:
1 vendor spot
1 chair is provided
2-3 month marketing
Reduced vendor fee
Preferred vendor spots
Those who are selected during out initial screening process will be contacted by email within 7 days to arrange a ZOOM interview. Please check your junk mail or "other" folder.
Pop-up Vendors | 1 TIME ONLY
Pop up vendors are required to bring their own 4 ft table (no other size is permitted - sorry!).
The creator or business owner is required to operate the table themselves and is therefore not permitted to have someone else selling on their behalf.
Vendor fee $50+hst | Advanced payment is required via e-transfer
Please note that pop-up vendors are required to bring their own 4ft table
Pop-up contracts includes:
1 vendor spot
1 chair is provided
1 week marketing
Studio perimeter vendor location