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Sandy Hill’s One & Only Arts & Crafts Fair + Good Book Sale – 2023

November 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The One & Only Arts and Crafts Fair was held in Sandy Hill on Saturday, November 18, 2023. This is a community-led event for shoppers who come to purchase Christmas gifts for friends and family.

This event is hosted by Action Sandy Hill, which is an incorporated, not-for-profit, community association that represents and promotes Sandy Hill and its residents. Funds raised are used to support work in the community by Action Sandy Hill and local youth and arts organizations.

Thank you to all the exhibitors and visitors who made it a great community event.

This Year’s Exhibitors

We have a wonderful variety of artists and artisans this year – scroll all the way down!


Earrings, wire wrapped pendants, beaded suncatchers.

Amelia’s Delicate Dots

Painted dotted mandalas: ornaments, terracotta pots, trays, circular wooden boards for wall decor and mirrors, key chains, coasters, wine glasses, I buy 2nd hand and re-purpose items.


Beaded Elegance

Beaded Jewelry and custom jewelry using lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise, amethyst, tiger eyes, onyx, bohemian crystals, pearls, etc.


Beverly Cummings

Beverly Cummings was born and lives in Ottawa, Canada.  She has previously published poetry in a number of little magazines most recently the online journals The Steel Chisel,  Monday’s Poem, Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag, Bywords, Angel House Press NationalPoetryMonth.ca and CMHA Saskatchewan Division magazine Transition.


Blow up the balloon productions

Artwork and Numbers: an Iggy book for bedtime/anytime! Iggy teaches artwork and numbers with his animal friends.
Where does Iggy Hippo Go?: when you are fast asleep, an Iggy adventure book.
Iggy sneaks out of bed during the night and does some things that he loves to do!
Perfectly sized for little hands, printed on high quality paper.


CalicoBlack Studio

Photograph greeting cards: flowers, insects, cats, local and international built environment, seasonal holiday greetings.

Cards And Other Art

I am a local artist who primarily makes greeting cards for just about any occasion. I also make unique masquerade masks from scratch.


Ceramic Artist

Buttons, bowls, planters & tall vases. Hand built one-of-a-kind functional pieces at a range of prices.


Unique paper- and wood-painted craft objects: greeting cards, jewellery/keepsake boxes, and Christmas tree decorations. Watercolour and acrylic artworks; wooden toys, souvenirs (safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly, handmade and hand-painted. Eager Pride supporter, I promote as well all the multi-ethnic, multicultural creative ideas and images, referring to so many folklore styles from many cultures around the globe.


Crafting with Company or Arts by the Rideau

One of kind aprons, Christmas ornaments, one of kind crafts, misc. media.

Créations Marc Garneau- Tourneur sur bois

I am a woodturner: peppermills, bottle stoppers, bowls/plates, charcuterie boards and cribbage games.


Curtis Shaw the Artist

Origami jewelry beautiful folded paper designs coated with a shine of resin giving all pieces a long lasting life.


Deanna’s Art

I am an artist and paint with acrylic. My paintings are flowers or waterscapes. My intent is to capture the beauty and joy that both subjects give me.


Dianne’s Creations

Knitwear: Hats, scarves, slippers, shawls. Christmas decorations: wreaths, tree decorations, table displays.

Elisabeth Fine Art

Original acrylic paintings and wrist warmers.


Harvest Honey

Unpasteurized honey and beeswax candles. Also bee pollen and soap.

Imperfect Whimsy

Whimsical and unique crocheted pieces, from small octopuses to sweaters, from hats to crowns, from shawls to succulents, and so much more!



I am a pysanky artist; decorating emptied egg shells using a wax resist technique and dyes (and sometimes other media such as alcohol inks). I make both hanging Christmas ornaments as well as decorations that sit on a stand using a variety of locally sourced eggs from tiny quail eggs (1″) through to ostrich eggs (6″).


John Benn

Oil painting done en plein air (outside) in the woods south of Ottawa.

Joy McDonell Jewellery

Original artisan jewellery made using traditional silversmithing methods. I work with sterling silver, copper, gold and natural stones.


Judy’s Fused Glass Surprise

Fused Glass Lanterns, Shadow Boxes, Night Lights, Tree Ornaments.


La Perle Rare

Ready to wear women’s and men’s clothing and accessories (scarves, masks, home accessories and athleisure).


Les Savons de grandmaman

Soap and bath products.

Maple Weaves

Fibre art and handwoven wall hangings and decor.


Mitts from Mittenville

Mittens made from recycled sweaters and fleece.

Nunavut Sivuniksavut

Inuit designed sweatshirts and T-shirts made by Nunavut Sivuniksavut students. We will also have crafts made by Nunavut Sivuniksavut students.



Oil paintings and cards.

Pestle & Pods Inc

We are an Ottawa-based natural food company specializing in making coffee alternative superfood latte blends. These are alternative plant-based beverage mixes made with Turmeric, Cacao, and beetroot that also pack a ton of wellness benefits.


Rive Designs

Original Artwork in Fabric: landscapes, art cards, ornaments.

SABL Creations

One of a kind items, usually accessory based, mainly using leather, vegan leather, yarn: key chains, zipper pulls, knitted scrubbies, knitted fingerless gloves, yarn bracelets, leather bracelets, vegan leather earrings, leather scarf cuffs, vegan leather and leather bags.


Sophie Mindful Art

Visual art, minimalist animal portraits, watercolor and mixed media.

Selling original art, art prints, calendars, and greeting cards for all occasions (Christmas :).


Sylvie Fergusson Studios

Hand made sculptures for home and garden using various recycled materials and a fabric hardener (Christmas decorations, sculptures and clocks).


Terry Cowan

Painted rocks & acrylic paintings.


The Ghost of Kat

Original illustrations, art prints and curios. My illustrations depict haunting spaces: historical Ottawa buildings, spooky houses, and enchanting scenes – all with a touch of humour and whimsy. At my booth, you can find framed drawings or art prints, note cards, hand made ornaments and other surprises!


Thérèse André

Petits tableaux acryliques, cartes aquarelles, tableaux canevas acryliques, aquarelles sous passe-partout.

Toppy’s Cakes

Australian recipe Christmas fruit cake.

Topsy Books

Positive fantasy chapter books and picture books for children.


Tournerie de Manon and Boi-ze-Arts

Woodturning and woodworking items: coffee scoops, pizza cutters, kaleidoscopes, pins and needles holders, cheese knives, bottle openers, bottle stoppers and more.

Uplifting Creations

Quilt tops of various sizes that can be finished to order, bags of various sizes.


Interested in being an exhibitor at the event this year or in the future? We are at capacity for this year but if you’d like to be apply anyway for the wait list or be added to our email list for info about future events please go to the link below.

Link to Vendor Information & Application:

Sandy Hill’s One & Only Arts & Crafts Fair 2023 Vendor Information & Application


November 18, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Action Sandy Hill


Sandy Hill Community Centre
250 Somerset Street East
Ottawa, ON K1N 6V6 Canada
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