Vendor Profiles

Vendor Profiles

Quirky AF | art fair is a chance to support local artists and small businesses! All the items listed are handmade by local artisans residing in Hamilton and surrounding regions. Pricing can be found on each vendor’s shop page. To visit each vendor’s shop, use the “CLICK TO SHOP” button below each vendor’s logo. Check out each vendor’s social media platforms by clicking on the icons provided. Thank you for supporting local!

Clara Christopher
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Clara Christopher is an illustrator from Burlington, Ontario. Her zines can also be found at The Printed Word bookstore in Dundas and The Beguiling bookstore in Toronto.

Clover Thursday
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Hamilton based illustrator & designer. Bubblegum Punk & Nerd of Colour with a penchant for thick inks and bright digital colour. Drop kicking barriers, drawing demons, and spreading magic, one unique gift at a time! Find something special from stickers, zines, cards, enamel pins, buttons, and so much more!

Dire Threads
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Dire Threads brings you apparel that features bizarre creatures, bright colors, and big logos.

Hatched from an egg in the heart of Paris, France in 1979, and hailing from a lengthy and quite varied background in both the Arts and Entertainment industry since 1995, I have always maintained a strong focus on art, graphic design, photography, DJing, event coordination, instruction, as well as television and film production. Life’s too short to stick to one thing – so I do what I love and I’ll do it to death.

Kate Beckett
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I am a Decorative Sculptor and ceramicist living in Hamilton Ontario.  I make intimate objects, accessible and sometimes functional art for your home. I like to think my pieces can add a little uncanniness and beauty to your everyday. My work is meant to be lived with, and I like to make sure there are little elements that will be discovered later.

Laura Brandreth
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Laura Brandreth is a visual artist and sculptor from Ancaster, Ontario. In 2017 she graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a BFA Honours in Fine Art and a Minor in History. Brandreth’s art practise focuses on the narratives created when the absurd qualities of dreams intermingle with universally symbolic functions or objects.

Lauren Prousky
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Lauren Prousky is an artist, curator, writer, and arts administrator based in Kitchener-Waterloo. She received her MFA from the University of Waterloo and her BFA from Concordia University in studio art and English literature. Lauren’s current work involves doing a lot of Sudoku puzzles, making small paintings in big bags and creating sculptures and fiber works that explore the aesthetics and linguistics of cultural Judaism. 

Mundane Clowns
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Mundane Clowns uses fun, unconventional aesthetics as coping mechanisms against broader social issues such as death anxiety, sustainability, mental health and identity. Mundane Clowns is a collaboration between Aislinn Farrell, Alex Roberts, Arturo Jimenez, Celine Jeong and Sohyun Kim.

Radical Renaissance
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Radical Renaissance is a Canadian design company currently creating artisan jewellery, accessories, decor and other forms of wearable art. Our eclectic designs include upcycled vintage, found objects, handcrafted resin sculptures, laser cut acrylic, gold leaf, embroidery, classical & surrealist artwork, as well as a plethora of other techniques that revolutionize modern & vintage methodologies.

S’more Society. Made by Tait
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S’more Society made by Tait, creates fun handmade life accessories to brighten up the everyday! Inspired by being in nature these handmade goods will help you enjoy the wilderness inside and outdoors.

The Mix HamOnt
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The Mix HamOnt is an online boutique thrift shop offering one-of-a-kind clothing pieces, jewelry and accessories for the everyday style enthusiast in Hamilton, Ontario…and sometimes beyond! We offer upcycled and pre-loved sports and street apparel and much more! In addition to finding some gems for your closet, we also offer our staple Hamilton bricks to decorate your home with, as well as other novelty items like stickers, magnets, pins, and tote bags.

thepapertheif
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Loraine Mohar has been creating hand-cut and digital collages since 2014. Her work has been shown in galleries and art fairs across the GTA including the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her unique use of vintage images sourced from old books and encyclopedias creates atmospheres of inquiry, fantasy and subconscious understanding. Thought provoking while also playful, her delicate work requires the viewer take pause and reflect on the imagery and symbolisms within.

Tree Spirit ~ Ecological Creations
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Tree Spirit (Ecological Creations) was created by Sage Barker, an emerging artist from Hamilton and a recent graduate from McMaster’s Honours Studio Art program. Alongside her professional art practice, she is an avid screen-printer and enjoys making quirky, DIY homespun creations that are inspired by her love of nature and her experience interning and working on local organic farms. Her bold, colorful designs feature humorous vegetable puns printed on tote bags, clothing, and greeting cards.

Yen’s Studio, by Yen Linh Thai
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Yen Linh Thai is an interdisciplinary artist, muralist and illustrator. Her work is based on personal narratives, explores the whimsical and exists on the cusp of two and three dimensions. Linh makes experimental limited edition art collectables. Cute and playful cards, pins, printed apparel and more inspired by plants, animals and everything else under the sun. Everything is handmade with care in her home studio.

Zines and Jeans
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Zines and Jeans is a vintage and print pop up concept created by Allie Gingerich – an artist and disability advocate living with NF2.  Inspired by Canadian classics and DIY, this collection of denim, tees, loungewear and more, is affordable and size inclusive. Jeans range from sizes 24-40, and other items are between xs-xxxl. Zines and prints are also available. Her clothing label zines have been an ongoing project since 2013.

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