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Indigenous Market and Expressions of Reclamation

The Arts New West (ArtsNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The Arts New West operates The Gallery at Queen’s Park, featuring visual art exhibitions by local, emerging, and established artists, as well as serving as a hub space for the arts in New Westminster by hosting a variety of talks, workshops and special events.

Are you passionate about community events and being a part of an exciting program that celebrates Indigenous art and culture?  We invite you to be a part of our 3rd Annual New West Craft Indigenous Market, presented by Shop First Nations and Arts New West.

Event Overview:

  • Date: June 8th, 2024
  • Location: New West Quay at River Market
  • Time: Event runs 11am to 5pm

What to Expect:

  • Explore a vibrant showcase of unique handmade goods, artworks, and crafts crafted by talented Métis, First Nations, and Inuit artisans.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indigenous traditions, stories, and heritage through diverse activities and products.
  • Enjoy performances and demonstrations by local Indigenous artists

Why Volunteer?

  • Community Connection: Be part of a celebration that fosters community spirit and cultural exchange.
  • Support Indigenous Artists: Help us support Indigenous artists by creating a platform for them to showcase their talents and entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Valuable Experience: Gain hands-on experience in event organization and cultural promotion

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Event Setup: Assist with setting up booths and signage.
  • Guest Services: Welcome attendees, provide information, and assist with inquiries.
  • Artist Support: Help artists with booth setup, navigation, and support throughout the event.
  • Crowd Engagement: Engage with attendees, promote activities, and facilitate cultural exchanges.
  • Cleanup Crew: Assist with packing up and cleaning the venue after the event.

How to Volunteer:

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email

Join us for a day filled with culture, creativity, and community!
Your support makes a difference. We look forward to seeing you there!

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