New event series in Summerland offers chance to learn about local creators and businesses

Learn about local creators

A new initiative in Summerland aims to support local talent and bring more people downtown.

Every Saturday afternoon in February at Tumbeleena's Emporium, meet a different local artist or creator, learn from their experiences, and check out their products.

The organizers are seeking out unique consigners who create products that aren't sold anywhere else in town, plus encouraging exploration of the 9000 block of Main Street to support those business.

Winter is a slower time in town, and the hope is locals will enjoy learning about the creators in their midst, and the businesses that call downtown home.

The series kicks off on Feb. 4, with guest vendor Denise Howie-Whittaker, author and creative writing tutor.

She will be selling gifts for writers and readers, as well as copies of her creative writing guide for children, perfect for home schooling.

On Feb. 11, meet Jess and Jenna, sisters in law who started creating small-batch polymer clay jewellery this past November.

Their latest specialty is heart-shaped pieces, just in time for Valentines Day.

More guest creators will appear throughout the month, every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. on a drop-in basis. The series is free to attend, and open to all.

Tumbeleena's Emporium can be found on Facebook here.

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