The Polygon Gallery, located in the bustling North Vancouver Shipyards District, is transforming its main floor retail space into a festive holiday experience and shopping destination. Beautifully decorated and carefully curated, The Holiday Shop offers unique gifts by independent makers and artists.
Design-forward homewares, apparel, jewelry, and more have been the mainstay of the gift collection at The Polygon Shop since its grand opening in 2017. Sitting alongside the Shop is The Polygon’s acclaimed Bookstore, which showcases rare international photobooks and gallery publications. Returning this year is Little Mountain Shop’s annual Holiday Pop-Up. which features an all-Canadian lineup of mostly-local, women-led, BIPOC makers and creatives. With dozens of vendors, The Holiday Pop-Up is the go-to destination for sustainably minded products by these sought-after makers this holiday season.
Natasha Neale, Founder and Curator of The Little Mountain Shop says “I am thrilled to be partnering with The Polygon again for our Holiday Pop-Up. Last year was successful beyond our expectations, despite the challenges that 2020 brought. At Little Mountain Shop we aim to create an inclusive space and support diverse local businesses. We value working with women-led BIPOC makers and creatives, and this season we have an amazing lineup of returning favourites and some new vendors I’m really looking forward to featuring at our pop-up. ”
New this year are Meet the Maker events, which take place every Thursday from 4-8pm. The weekly socials will highlight a local guest vendor, and customers will be able to enjoy music and festive drinks before taking in the Gallery’s solo exhibition by acclaimed Vancouver artist, Steven Shearer.
“The Polygon is committed to fostering creativity by supporting independent businesses. We can’t wait to welcome the community into our space to get festive with us at The Holiday Shop,” said Asia Harvey, Retail Manager at The Polygon Gallery.
The Polygon is a non-profit organization, and all Holiday Shop sales support its art and educational programming.
Featured Polygon Gallery Shop makers include:
- Sḵwálwen: an Indigenous-owned business creating botanical skin care products that honour traditional Skwxwú7mesh plant knowledge.
- Wolf Circus: A demi-fine jewellery line handmade in Vancouver using recycled sterling silver and bronze with stylish and unique pieces
- Warren Steven Scott: Statement acrylic earrings by Nlaka’pamux shop favourite.
- Poetry of the Gods: Sustainable candles and self-care products born out of a love for the connection between fragrance and memory, and the need to fill the gap of Indigenous makers in the beauty industry.
- Hermit: A Vancouver-based, small-batch bath and body works line.
The Holiday Shop opens November 24 and runs until December 26. This is made possible thanks to key sponsors, Shipyards District BIA, Local Practice Architecture + Design and the North Shore News.
For information about The Polygon Gallery, visit thepolygon.ca.