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Hot Shopping: Hit the Beach for the Arts and Crafts Expo

Ceramics by Blackbird Pottery are among the many artisan-made items for sale at the Beaches Arts and Crafts Show

JUNE 9 & 10 Take a break from downtown’s hustle to the discover fine artisan wares at this year’s Beaches Arts and Crafts Show. The outdoor showcase in The Beach community—yes, it’s just steps from the actual beachfront along Lake Ontario—features original handcrafted products by 150 Canadian artists, craftspeople and designers, including Alicia Wishart and her whimsical paintings, and April Gates, who makes gorgeous household ceramics under the moniker Blackbird Pottery. Now in its 28th year, the event offers a perfect opportunity to get some fresh air, explore one of Toronto’s signature neighbourhoods and pick up some lovely jewellery, art, ceramics, apparel, gourmet food and much more. Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E, free admission; call 1-888-773-4444 or visit here for more information.


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