Probably best known for its popular Christmas market, craft seekers have another opportunity to explore and acquire homegrown arts and crafts at the third annual Craft Council of British Columbia and Circle Craft Cooperative Summer Market.

Setting up shop outside next to the Olympic cauldron in Coal Harbour next to the Vancouver Convention Centre July 23-26, visitors to the will have an opportunity to choose from the work of 89 different artisans that have assembled from across British Columbia and beyond. Works on display, and available for purchase, will include everything from clay pottery to fashion accessories and clothing.

“Together with the Craft Council of British Columbia’s long list of talented artisans, this will be an unparalleled summer exhibit experience of exquisite high quality craft direct from the makers,” say organizers.

Here are five artists we think you should not miss:

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Mikel Grant Jewellery

A contemporary jewellery artist from Sechelt, Grant uses a wide variety of materials in creating her one-of-a-kind items, but specializes in sterling silver, gold, and gold fill items.
A contemporary jewellery artist from Sechelt, Grant uses a wide variety of materials in creating her one-of-a-kind items, but specializes in sterling silver, gold, and gold fill items. Photo: Artist/Faebook.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Yapes Paints: Art by April Lacheur

A self-taught artist living in White Rock, April Lacheur's unique style blends acrylics and ink with other mediums. Best known for her trees with twisting trunks, her inspiration comes from her love of the outdoors and her world travels. Image: Artist/Facebook.
A self-taught artist living in White Rock, April Lacheur’s unique style blends acrylics and ink with other mediums. Best known for her trees with twisting trunks, her inspiration comes from her love of the outdoors and her world travels. Image: Artist/Facebook.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Plunger Cove Studio

The whimsical watercraft from Plunger Cove Studio are created using reclaimed, recycled, and salvaged wood. Photo: Artist/Facebook.
The whimsical watercraft from Plunger Cove Studio are created using reclaimed, recycled, and salvaged wood. Photo: Artist/Facebook.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]The Old Island Stamp Company

From Lions Bay, just north of Vancouver, comes The Old Island Stamp Company with its collection of rubber art stamps for card makers, scrap bookers and crafters. Photo: Artist/Facebook.
From Lions Bay, just north of Vancouver, comes The Old Island Stamp Company with its collection of rubber art stamps for card makers, scrap bookers and crafters. Photo: Artist/Facebook.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]Phaulet

Colombia-born Paula González is the designer behind the colourful digitally printed silk and cotton scarves, home decor, tiles and coasters. Photo: Artist.
Colombia-born Paula González is the Coquitlam designer behind the collection of colourful digitally printed silk and cotton scarves, home decor, tiles and coasters. Photo: Artist.

The Craft Council of British Columbia and Circle Craft Cooperative Summer Market runs July 23-26 at Jack Poole Plaza (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver). Visit http://circlecraftmarket.net for more information.