What sets LHM apart?
♥ The organizers are artisans & makers themselves and know what it takes to organize an event of epic proportions.
♥ We foster a positive, supportive, family friendly and community orientated atmosphere.
♥ LHM is more than just a handmade marketplace - we are a COMMUNITY!
♥ We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination and offer inclusive markets for all ages!
♥ Our team creates CUSTOM graphics uniquely catered to each individual event: this includes a printed poster, flyers & coupons, and graphics that we use across our social media platforms.
♥ Each event is themed! That is right! We choose a theme for each market that is unique to the time of year. Our artisans love participating by decorating their booth and making items to match the specific theme.
♥ Your safety matters to us! We genuinely care and go above and beyond to help keep everyone safe. No matter how many times Alberta Health Services have to change the restrictions or guidelines, we step up and implement any changes that are needed. Is this exhausting and costly? YES! Do we do it anyways? ALWAYS!
♥ You actually know the event organizer by name and they don’t hide behind the scenes.
♥ We don’t accept only our friends or established creatives - we love supporting newbies. In fact, each market retains an average of over 30% of BRAND-NEW-TO-LHM artisans that are attending for their first time!
♥ We plan our vendor layout based upon personality types to increase the likelihood of vendors making new friends and having a positive experience.
♥ We market the heck out of our events by utilizing every possible resource and have strong connections within the local art and craft community.
♥ Transparency! We are upfront with what you can expect and enjoy sharing behind the scene looks.
♥ We support our makers by marketing their products and help get their name out there by promoting our makers on Facebook & Instagram.
♥ Effort! Every detail is thoroughly planned with nothing left out.
♥ We are friendly and easy to get a hold of if you have questions, to help set you up for success!
♥ We give back to our customers & supporters! Each market, our team organizes a unique collection of over $2,000 of door prizes donated by the artisans at the market! Admission to the market includes an enter into the door prizes.
♥ We are a family friendly event! At each of our events we have a contactless “KidsCreate” area where any children under the age of 17 can participate in a FREE market-wide scavenger hunt and each participant can receive prizes.