Marketplaces and Exhibitions at Blackberry Gift Shop
Port Moody-based Blackberry Gift Shop and Artist Co-Op offers local British Columbia artists a chance to display and sell their works. Founded in 1997, the society puts on numerous annual marketplaces and exhibitions, as well as regular operation of the gift shop.
The Blackberry Gift Shop website includes examples of work by member artists. The type of work varies, ranging from traditional Chinese paper cuttings by Yolanda Cheung, to ceramics by Pauline Doyle, to jewelry by Zara Lau, Luci Gimenes and others. Each artist has their own unique style, though all the work seems to fit with the general mission of the Co-Op and artist society, favoring soft, colorful aesthetics, wearable art, and small-scale wall-hanging pieces.
Among the society’s activities are local exhibitions featuring selected member artists. The society also puts on an annual Christmas Marketplace between November and December, which has grown into a popular community event.