Hillside Summer Festival 2018
July 13 – 15
Be sure to include some shopping time when you plan your Hillside experience!
Check out the links below and get ready for some great finds.
Lifelong Hillsider Garth Laidlaw is a painter, comic artist, and children's book writer and illustrator. His work is whimsical, imaginative, and very narrative-based. He will be selling his original paintings as art prints or greeting cards, as well as his children's book.
Banjo Puppets will wake you up as you discover the life in these attention-grabbing characters. Each one has a heart and soul all its own. From simple to elaborate, cuddly to audacious, these puppets are great for anyone looking for a good time.
Bee Kind Organics and Coyote Tales have united. We will be offering 100 % beeswax candles, herbal ointments, natural soaps, unique copper and silver jewellery and precious stones. Additionally we will have new products that we have created together.
Artistic experimentation, creative play and positive vision are the guiding forces behind my organic and whimsical Georgian Bay beach stone and paper decoupage jewellery. Each piece is an inspired merging of colour, design and nature with texture, shape and contour.
Civic Trust products include ethical and environmentally friendly unisex clothing and accessories. We aim to offer our customer’s unique hand-made items that expand the eco-friendly clothing message. Our products are designed, sewn and silk-screened in Toronto and made using non-toxic fabric paints, recycled leather and fabrics.
Created by sister team Kate and Lana, Fierce Deer designs eclectic handmade jewelry in a little Toronto studio. We love geometric shapes, quartz crystals, antique charms, and creating hand-stamped pieces. Fierce Deer is the product of a lot of hope, late nights, good friends, tiny cats, and an adventurous spirit.
This local fashion label is making the most of our unwanted and vintage materials. Styles are effortless and fun with a rural Canadian-Bohemian fusion. You can even bring over a sentimental item of your own to repair or remake!
Globally inspired bohemian bags. From Marrakech to Oaxaca, designer Alison Gledhill uncovers treasures from all over the world to use in her designs. Her collections are storytellers, they speak of adventure, hidden markets, culture and creativity. It is the stories that make her designs unique and you'll find their inspiration woven into the fibres of each of her designs.
ICNHA certified henna artist Lisa Spaulding is dedicated to making 100% natural henna paste and providing original, freehand body art. The love of henna is translated onto one of a kind silk accessories & stones. Adorn yourself in natural beauty.
Jenna Gregory is an artist who creates unique illustrations of cute characters, the outdoors, travel, love and other weird and wonderful things. She sells prints, cards, postcards, buttons and magnets. If you’re looking for unique illustrations of your pets, family, house, etc. ask her about her custom services.
For some 25 years Kind Hands has been creating colourful hand dyed clothing for all ages. We source ethically produced textiles as a base for our creations. We work hard to leave the smallest possible footprint. Come by for a visit.
Kiss The Paper will be selling hand crafted, letterpress paper goods including cards, coasters, notebooks, stationery and prints! Come see our products using this historic printing method; we will have demos everyday!
Think of yourself as a gift & put a bow on it! Gracie Klutz designs accessories for off-beat individuals. Vintage inspired, creative, colourful, one of a kind & perfect for music festival season. Shop her signature #PinUpsbyGracie, Fanny Packs, Bowties, and Vintage sheet PJs & Pillows. Checkout gracieklutz.com or @gracieklutz via Instagram
If you can’t eat it, we don't use it! They taste weird, but won't hurt you. We NEVER use Petroleum, parabens, dyes, fragrance, etc. But we do use lots of Love. We help you live naturally with your beauty!
Feel the welcoming experience as you browse, her earthy sculptures and hand crafted pottery. Inspired by natures tenacity to overcome man's man made obstacles. Melody Green' s pottery is an evocative tactile and visual experience.
MYBwraps makes beeswax food wraps from modern fabrics. We offer a sustainable and stylish alternative to plastic! Use your wraps to store food, cover leftovers, take to go snacks/lunches, keep herbs and produce fresh while keeping the earth clean.
Inspired by nature and abstract design, Nathan creates expressive artwork and wooden décor items using wet and dry media, tree stumps, reclaimed barn board and more. NathanBrady.com.
Master craftsman and canoeist Bruce has hand carved individual canoe paddles for 50 years.
Artistically stunning, functionally precise.. made from Black Cherry, various Maples, Black Walnut and Ash. Custom orders available. His one-day paddle making workshops are also extremely popular.
A Hillside favourite! Pip Robins is back with her fanny packs, belts and buckles, and classic, durable bags! Handcrafted in small batches, Pip offers high quality accessories for people of all ages, genders, and personal style. Come see what’s new!
Ray Vincent is the artist, Luthier and musician behind Rays Rootworks. Unique handcrafted Mandolins, Guitars, Lap harps and Ukuleles. Playable art!
RoRo Art creates lovable traditional & original toys and puppets using sock, fur, fabrics, felting & polymer clay; designs clever illustrated paper puppet colouring kits and sews sock appliqué & silk-screen prints original designs onto clothing. It's all about fun!
I use high pressure sand to carve images into stone and produce gifts such as necklaces, candle holders, incense burners, accent stones, and pocket stones. I believe in the enduring quality of stone and a gift created from stone replaces many disposable gifts manufactured from man-made materials. Peace
StrayStones is a line of handcrafted jewellery by local designer Jenny Pulling. Using a variety of traditional metalsmithing techniques she creates bold designs from copper, brass, and sterling silver. Current inspirations include nature, geometry and all things celestial.
I make playful, stylish, and comfortable clothing, for women who want to look and feel their best. Using sustainable fabrics and low impact dyes and inks, I aim to craft beautiful, timeless and functional garments that will last for years.
Feel good both inside and out about the festival fashion found at Take Time. Connecting past fashions with current trends, we upcycle vintage fabrics and secondhand clothing to create one of a kind pieces.
Lucya Almeida has been creating unique jewellery for 30 years, when she turned a childhood hobby into a successful career in 1988. She specializes in copper, semi-precious stones and Canadian pennies. Her work is most often described as "refreshingly different".
Handmade / Handplayed
Our booth will be full of beautiful box drums called Cajons , and other interesting percussion instruments. You might hear us before you see us! These drums are built with pride and sound great , come and give one a try .
Twisted Spiral Studios is a mixed media studio run by artist Katharine Kennie. Every piece starts as an original ink drawing which is then laser etched on wood. Katharine's work is inspired by nature, historic ornament and tattoo culture.
Original, handmade home and personal accessories. From raw fibre to finished product. Work that showcases diverse local fibres, milling practices, and plant dyed materials. Zoë lives in Perth, ON where she felts, farms and runs art workshops and retreats.