Mother's Day Garden Party

Vendors!

We will consider all creative vendor submissions. Artisan, art, pottery, textiles, candles, soaps, jewelry, décor, you name it! All makers and creators are welcome to participate as vendors. The Gallery does not take commission on any sales. 

Additionally, we invite artisans to host a simple workshop at their booth for visitors to participate in. In your application, please identify and explain the workshop you intend to host. We will contact you to develop the day’s program. Artists and creators who host pre-approved workshops at their booth will be compensated $50 on the day of the market. This is optional and not required for entry as a vendor. 

Artist/Vendor fee: $50/vendor | Space: 10x10ft 

Application deadline is May 1, 2024

Saturday May 11, 2024

11:00-4:00 PM

The annual Mother’s Day Garden Party celebrates mothers and all others who care, love, and nurture us. This market is about mothers and makers! Tickets include workshops with talented artists-instructors, a food and drink ticket and live music! Access to the market and gallery is free! Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes from Grosche International and All Things Tea. 

Tickets Include:  

Complimentary coffee or tea and a mini baked good catered by Camellia Bake Shop. 

Workshops & Activities  

Beaded Bracelets  

Design and create your own bracelets with a beautiful selection of stones and beads for you to choose from!
On going 12:00-4:00pm

Sensory Play
with Melissa: 
 

Join ECE instructor Melissa, as we explore different ways to promote diversity and inclusion through play at her Play and Explore sensory table⁠. 
1:00-3:00pm 

Paper Quilling Portraits
with Emilie 
 

Create a family portrait using quilling paper techniques.  
1:15 – 2:00pm | 2:15-3:00pm | 3:15-4:00pm 

Paper Flowers:  

Create a lovely paper flower with an HWHG instructor. 
12:15 – 1:00pm | 1:15 – 2:00pm | 2:15- 3:00pm

Vendor Workshops:  

Mini Mosaics
with MEMOmosaics
 

Mini mosaics made with colourful, pre cut tiles on small wooden shapes. First come first served – while supplies last. 
On-going 11-4pm

Upcycled Planter Painting
with Nancy’s Creations and Seeds 
 

Painting an upcycled glass tealight holder to use as a mini planter or tealight. Dishwasher safe paint. Limited 6 people during each time slot.  
11:45-12:30pm | 12:45-1:30pm | 1:45 – 2:30pm

Live Music
by Liam Ramshaw (IG link):

12:00pm-2pm 
 



Raffle Prizes: 
 

1 for $2 or 3 for $5  

  • VENICE Glass Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid – Poppy Pattern from Grosche International 
  • VENICE Glass Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid – Blue Bubbles Pattern from Grosche International 
  • $50 gift certificate towards any loose-leaf tea at All Things Tea 

Raffle tickets will be placed in a random draw to win any of the three prizes listed above. Winners will be emailed on Monday May 13th, 2024. Prizes will be available to pick up at Homer Watson House & Gallery, 1754 Old Mill Rd. Kitchener, ON.  

2024 Vendors

Beauty of Botany

Wall art featuring images of animals made from pressed flowers and leaves.

SOSANE

I make thread earrings using a knotting technique called macrame.

Mrs Fox

Mrs. Fox offers a variety of artistic items including embroidered and block-printed hoops, stickers, prints, upcycled clothes, trays and custom-made pieces.

Lindsay Miles Art

I am an acrylic artist focusing primarily on botanicals and small animals. I have recently expanded into watercolours as a means of challenging myself.

Art By JoAna

JoAna’s artwork is a variety of mixed media, combining recycling paper and homemade glue to make sculptures, bonsai trees, models, and characters. Her unique jewelry is made from paper, very resistant to weather. Acrylic paintings and printouts.

byriss.co

Welcome to byriss.co! Step into a world of whimsical wonders where polymer clay earrings and die-cut stickers collide in a symphony of cuteness and fun. Our little corner is bursting with vibrant hues and happy vibes to help you accessorize in style!

Peaceout_Stitches

Fun, loveable items for the whole family to enjoy. Spruce up your home with these cute items!

Olena Berezovska

I am a self-taught artist; however, I have participated in many art shows, and my works are in private collections of many people. I do everything with love. I create with love: handmade jewelry, crafts, oil and acrylic paintings, painted stones.

MEMOmosaics

Elena creates original mosaic works of art using new and found materials. Her work ranges from small decorative ornaments, to large scale murals. She offers a selection of handmade DIY mosaic art kits for all skills.

Eva Dodsworth

Eva Dodsworth’s pebble art will warm your heart and home. Using local stones from the Great Lakes and Grand River, Eva creates scenes on canvas, with a focus on animals, families, and people.

Jewellery by Margaret

My necklaces, bracelets and earrings are designed and hand made by using semi precious stones such as agate, jasper, amethyst, etc. They are one of a kind, unique jewellery, being an elegant addition to all kinds of clothing for any occasion.

Sundried Peach

Sundried Peach makes unique polymer clay earrings – with a focus on fun food earrings like dunkaroos and even bagels! All the earrings are stainless steel so they don’t hurt sensitive ears.

5th Sister Studio

I create one of a kind, quality jewelry, using traditional metalsmith techniques. Each item begins as sheet metal and/or wire, which is carefully heated with a torch, formed, forged, folded and soldered into a unique piece of wearable art.

C.S.ART

Works inspired by life. People, places, and culture. Acrylic on canvas. Magnets, keychains, shirts and mix media prints of my work.

Storyboard Bookmarks

Storyboard Bookmarks are one-of-a-kind jewel-themed bookmarks uniquely designed and handcrafted by local author WD Janaway. Choose from 100+ individual themes to find your next favorite bookmark and the perfect gift.

Crafting With Michelle

Here at Crafting With Michelle all items are sewn by me. Lots of different items to choose from for any special person in your life from practical items like jar openers to hair accessories like scrunchies.

The Artitude Collaboration

Here at Crafting With Michelle all items are sewn by me. Lots of different items to choose from for any special person in your life from practical items like jar openers to hair accessories like scrunchies.

Nancy’s Creations and Seeds

Seeds, plants, and upcycled art.

Heather and Barb Pottery

Hand-Built and Wheel Thrown Clay Pots and Garden Charms

Soma’s Art

Want to decorate your lovely house or looking for special gift for your special one… Here we are creative people got something for you! Come to our shop and support local Artists! Make happy yourself and your special one!

Here are a few important things to note before attending this event: 

  • Parking: Limited free parking available in the small lot in front of the gallery lawn.
  • Partial accessible grounds: Event grounds are located behind the gallery. Access to outdoor grounds is by way of a paved pathway and flight of 3-6 stairs. The grounds include potentially uneven and/or steep surfaces.
  • Washrooms: Public washrooms. Washrooms are located in the basement portion of the building, accessible through the ground floor entrance at the front of the building. One washroom includes grab bars and is welcome to all to use. Signage will be available.
  • Hydration: Water fountain and bottle station located in the basement portion of the building, accessible through the ground floor entrance at the front of the building.
  • Service Animals: We welcome service animals.
  • Seating: Outdoor seating will be available. Picnic benches will be placed around the grounds. Folding tables and chairs available at art workshop stations and food truck area.

Please email marketing@homerwatson.on.ca if there are any questions.

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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