Artisans at River Market celebrates all things handmade and local. The program offers artisans and designers different venues to share their work.

  • New West Craft: The first and third Saturday of each month is a craft fair hosted by the Arts Council of New Westminster at River Market. If you would like to sell your handmade crafts and artwork, please email programs[at] for more information.
  • Class Space: We provide spaces for artisans to teach their craft.
  • Kiosks:  Looking for a more permanent space? Email us at manager [at] and tell us about what you would like to sell.


Jolene’s Natural Handmade Soap Drop-In Soap Making

Come learn the basics of soap making. Come by yourself or with a friend. An excellent activity for anyone 6 years and older.

Cost: $13.50 for a pound of soap base and the use of a wide variety of fun scents, molds, flowers, and colours.
Hours: 10:30am to 5:30pm everyday (except Tuesday and Wednesday)
For more info: jolene_des[at]

Cozy Yarns Knitting Classes

Come learn how to knit from Susan. Private sessions are able to scheduled throughout the day. Contact Susan through her Facebook page to find out more!

Pottery Works Drop in Pottery Painting

Pottery Works is now offering pottery workshops. Come choose a blank pottery canvas and paint it in your favourite colours. We have different molds available from pots and mugs to lady bugs and dinosaurs. This is a great activity for kids 5 years and older.

Cost: $15 to $30 depending on the type of paintable pottery chosen. Price includes the use of the glaze and kiln firing of the finished piece.Hours: Every Monday and Thursday 10:30am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 3:00pm