The exciting thing about Canadian music lately is the surge of R&B/soul inspired artists popping up on the scene. Indeed, when it comes to the urban music landscape in this country, the future is indeed looking bright. Here are three Canadian artists that you should be keeping a close eye […]

URBAN/Intersection: Three Canadian Music Artists to Watch for in 2014

A night of truly great live music, a wide range of Canadian talent, and endless Twitter reactions (opinions, snarks, and adoration), which, of course, means the Polaris Music Prize was handed out tonight during the annual gala at The Carlu in Toronto. And the winner is… Godspeed You! Black Emperor Godspeed […]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the Winners of the 2013 ...

“This moody and exciting list is proof that the ‘Canadian sound’ has no stylistic boundaries.” – Polaris Founder and Executive Director Steve Jordan. The 2013 Polaris Prize Short List was announced this morning at the Drake Hotel in Toronto with seven first time nominees and three repeat nominees making an appearance […]

2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced

Happy Holidays! Thanks to all you lovely CAC readers who have read, commented and participated in giveaways this year! The makers and I appreciate your support for independent artists. To end off the first year of the Monthly Maker column, we checked in with some of our past featured makers to see […]

Monthly Maker 2012 Holiday Wrap-Up!

I am excited to feature our March Monthly Maker, Patrick Cruickshank, the artist behind Cruickshank Creative. Cruickshank Creative offers a variety of handcrafted concrete and plaster goods, including my favorite pieces, the concrete plant pots (pictured below). Patrick’s collection features rustic and textured styles that echo nature at its finest. […]

Monthly Maker: Cruickshank Creative, maker of concrete & plaster creations

With the holiday season fast approaching, many people I know expressed interest in buying handmade and local as their holiday gifts. The holiday shopper is an excellent way to build your business, especially with the increase of local craft and Christmas markets. So how can you, a small business owner, […]

10 Tips for Selling Handmade Products

Hoopla: the Art of Unexpected Embroidery, by Vancouver-based artist Leanne Prain, introduces readers to an alternative world of embroidery. A world where embroidery is not just limited to dated pieces found in your grandma’s living room, instead it features an array of artists and artworks ranging from Ray Materson, an […]

Hoopla: the Art of Unexpected Embroidery: Review

…Spins & Needles, where have you been all my (adult) life?! Aimed at the nightclub demographic, Spins & Needles is mobile art party that produces events that are a mash-up between a bar scene, dance club and art show. Over the past 6 years, Spins & Needles mobile art parties […]

Spins & Needles brings its famous mobile art party to ...