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Welcome to the home of Toronto Dark Arts Market. We present curated artisan and vintage markets dedicated to all things weird and wonderful. To learn more about what we do, and how to take part, please scroll down. For info on specific events, including vendor call information, please click on the flyer for each event.

About

Toronto Dark Arts Market is a monthly marketplace dedicated to all things weird and wonderful. Our artisan markets feature artists, artisans, musicians, writers, and makers of alternative goodness, while our vintage markets focus on sellers of vintage, thrift, and collectibles with a dark or alternative theme.

Toronto Dark Arts Market is run by Sheryl Kirby. Involved in Toronto’s Goth and alternative scene since the late 1980s, Sheryl has over twenty-five years of experience in concert and event production including Convergence 4, Hallowmas, and Toronto Indie Arts Market. She is also an author, artist, and artisan herself, and has vast experience with artisan markets both as a producer and a vendor.

Ground Control (1279 Queen Street West) is a Bowie-inspired lounge and dance club created by DJ Lazarus. This gorgeous space is fully accessible, has an ATM on site, and boasts both a lounge area and a large space for live performances and dance nights. The 501 Queen streetcar stops less than a block away in both directions (Queen West at Brock); the nearest major intersection is Queen and Dufferin. Closest parking is a block west in the Green P lot at 1325 Queen Street West.

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This is a curated market and will be open to vendors whose wares may appeal to folks of a dark or alternative nature, or that don’t really fit into the mainstream.

While the selection process for our artisan markets will prioritize handmade items, we will also consider artists selling works of their own art manufactured by a third party (e.g. books or graphic novels; music media and related promotional items such as t-shirts; or functional art where the artist’s work is printed onto items such as clothing and accessories, housewares, etc.).

For our vintage markets, priority will go to sellers of vintage, thrifted, or collectible merchandise with an appeal to a more alternative-oriented crowd, with any remaining spots offered to artisans.

We do not include MLMs or wholesale re-sellers of new or imported goods.

Note that some markets have an additional theme that may determine vendor selection.

Interested in taking part? Please read the Vendor FAQ, then follow the link to the Application Page.

Contact

Need to get in touch with us? Use the form below for general questions.

Visitors to our market may find the answer to their question in the Visitor FAQ.

To apply for a market, visit the Apply page for our Vendor FAQ and application form. We will only consider artisans who have applied during the vendor call window, please do not contact us asking to be added to an event – every market has an extensive waiting list.

Vendors can learn about upcoming vendor calls before they are announced publicly by signing up for the Vendor Mailing List.

You can also follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

 

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