A market featuring local Black-owned businesses is popping up in Vancouver next week.
The second annual Black History Month Celebration Pop Up Market is bringing together artists, vendors, and small businesses from Vancouver's BIPOC and Afrocentric artist community.
The event will take place on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at The Beaumont Studios. Entry is by donation.
Here's a sneak peek at the vendors:
A.R.C. CommUNITY School
This project offers a de-colonial, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist learning environment, along with community and educational resource and events, for local children and families. The curriculum prioritizes land and arts-based education and prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and BIPOC educators, mentors, and facilitators.
Students will be selling handmade gifts and crafts.
This organic skincare brand uses natural, sustainably sourced ingredients to create soaps, creams, facial oils, and body oils. Products are locally made in small batches.
Tien The Wizard
This Vancouver-based alchemist fabricates "magick and joy" by crafting handmade jewellery symbols, high vibrational silver, gold, and healing gemstones. The artisan also makes soaps, oracle decks, and spells.
Dung A Yaad Trading and Services
This family-operated business aims to provide of sense of belonging and nostalgia for the diaspora and introduce the flavour of the Caribbean to local communities.
Try authentic Jamaican meals, spices, and novelties at the market.
This organic skincare and wellness brand is rooted in aromatherapy, offering an array of products infused with CBD and/or essential oils.
The founder is a practicing Certified Aromatherapist and will be offering 30-minute massages at the market alongside her products.
The name means "blessing" in Twi, a dialect of the Akan language spoken in southern and central Ghana. The local business creates clutches and earrings with a unique take on Ankara prints.
This small business makes bold and bright maximalist cushions and home decor.
The Boogie Suite
Find incense, candles, room sprays, toques, original art and more.
These natural, hand-poured soy blend candles are inspired by the flora and fauna of the Caribbean.
This local boutique carries a variety of clothing, accessories, and beauty products, as well as African clothing and Black history apparel.
This small business is bringing luxury and beauty to women of colour on a budget, from hair care and accessories to wigs and braiding hair.
The Soda Man
Looking for exotic, hard-to-find soda? This Vancouver vendor will have it, from rare flavours to limited edition pop.
Reward Your Skin
This artisan bodycare brand makes handmade cold process soaps, deodorants, butter rubs, bath bombs, shampoo bars, and more.