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Bougie Birch Launches 2024 Market Season

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Ottawa, ON – Bougie Birch, known for its exquisite Indigenous artistry and dedication to cultural heritage, is thrilled to announce its participation in the 2024 Market Season. This summer, Bougie Birch will bring its beautiful range of dreamcatchers, jewelry, and DIY craft kits to two of Ottawa’s most vibrant market venues: the Parkdale Night Market and the Byward Market.

Starting this June, you can find Bougie Birch at the Parkdale Night Market every Wednesday from 5pm-9pm. Located at 366 Parkdale Avenue, this market is the perfect mid-week destination for discovering unique, handcrafted items while enjoying the lively night market atmosphere. Bougie Birch’s booth will be a hub of cultural celebration and creativity, featuring our latest collections and interactive craft demonstrations.

For those who prefer weekend market excursions, Bougie Birch will also be setting up at the historic Byward Market. Join us from Friday to Sunday, 9am-5pm, at the bustling intersection of York Street and William Street. The Byward Market, a cornerstone of Ottawa’s community life, offers an ideal setting for exploring Bougie Birch’s products, which are steeped in Indigenous tradition and contemporary design.

Ashley Clark, the founder and lead artist of Bougie Birch, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming market season: “We are incredibly excited to engage with the Ottawa community this summer. Our markets provide a fantastic opportunity to create conversations that foster inclusive and positive cross-cultural relations. Each interaction at our booth is a step towards a reconciliative future, where we share and celebrate our cultural heritage through art.”

Bougie Birch’s market presence isn’t just about selling products; it’s about fostering deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture through meaningful dialogue and shared experiences. Each visit to our booth promises more than just a purchase – it’s an opportunity to engage in conversations enriched with stories, heritage, and the timeless art of crafting.

What You Can Expect:

Handcrafted Dreamcatchers: Each dreamcatcher is meticulously made, symbolizing protection and positive energy.

Sacred Sterling Jewelry: Discover our elegant jewelry collection, blending traditional motifs with modern aesthetics.

DIY Craft Kits: Perfect for all ages, our kits provide a fun, hands-on way to learn about Indigenous crafts.

Interactive Demonstrations: Watch and learn as we craft our items live, offering insights into the techniques and cultural significance behind each piece.

Bougie Birch invites everyone to come and experience the magic of our creations at both market locations. Whether you’re a long-time admirer or a new visitor, there’s something special for everyone at our booth. Through these interactions, we hope to inspire a sense of community and a shared vision for mutual understanding and cultural appreciation.

Stay updated with our market appearances and other exciting news by following us on social media and visiting our website. We look forward to seeing you at the markets and sharing our passion for beauty, culture, and craftsmanship.

For more information, follow us online @BougieBirch.