Craft market success the topic of art talk in Abbotsford

The Art of Marketing Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 8

Patti Lawn

Craft Market Success, Tips and Tricks is the topic of a program being presented on Thursday, Oct. 8 as part of the Art of Marketing Speaker Series.

The series is sponsored by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council and the Mission Arts Council.

The presenter will be Patti Lawn, executive director of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, which has run over 40 years of Christmas craft markets.

Lawn has extensive experience working with applications, the jurying process, and set-up of an event that brings in 8,000 patrons every year.

She will discuss how to find markets that fit your product, how to apply, tips and techniques for setting up a successful vendor booth, and how to sell your product artfully.

The session runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way.

Registration is required in advance and is $15 for Abbotsford Arts Council members, $25 for non-members, and $5 for Emerge at The Reach members.

Register online at or at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.).

For more information about the Art of Marketing Speaker Series, call 604-852-9358, email, or visit

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