YEGified/ Creative Edmonton

Creative Edmonton's vision is to connect with their community and bring Edmonton artists and businesses together

By Emil Tiedemann

IT'S hard to think of a local entrepreneurial group that is more worthy of being YEGified than Creative Edmonton.

Creative Edmonton connects our community through pop-up style markets

For those of you who are unaware of this amazing group of like-minded locals (including yours truly!), Creative Edmonton is a pop-up market style event held 3 or 4 times a year, and which brings local businesses and brands together to promote and sell their products and services under one roof.

Anyone who comes to these events are also exposed to live entertainment from local performers, an always-illuminating d├ęcor set up by Edmonton-based artists, and can even sip on beer from nearby breweries like Alley Kat.

It's all very localized, shedding a spotlight on small and upcoming business ventures from Edmonton and surrounding areas, connecting a community like nothing else out there right now. Even the proceeds from ticket sales are donated to a different local charity each time!

Essentially, Creative Edmonton is a valuable platform for these smaller businesses to promote and sell their products/ services, in a way that keeps the spending right here in our own backyard.

This concept was started by Sonya Ghalehdar and Samantha Scharf in 2013, a big idea with a humble beginning, but one that has ballooned into something that many locals look forward to every 3 or 4 months.

In fact, their Heroes vs. Villains Market will be Friday, June 5 (6.30-11.00PM) at MacEwan University's Multi-Purpose Room (Bldg. 6) at 10700 - 104th Avenue. Tickets are just $10 online ($15 at the door).

Heroes vs. Villains is Friday, June 5 at MacEwan University

You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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