Fort Langley has long been known for its mix of one-of-a-kind finds in eclectic shops.
There is no place better to set up a market geared to locally crafted, unique items.
Bloom Market returns to Fort Langley for its fifth event on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Langley Community Hall and Spirit Square.
"The Spirit Square was created for markets in 2008 with a 150-year Spirit grant from the province, and we are the first to use it," said Bloom Market organizer Sarah Barrett.
A total of 50 B.C.-based businesses (the majority from the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver Island) will be exhibiting at Bloom.
"We are dedicated to promoting B.C. artisans and creating opportunities for them to showcase their works in the Fraser Valley," noted Barrett.
Anna Vandas of Walnut Grove is a jewelry designer, painter, dancer, and song writer. She'll be bringing her line of jewelry, known as Chocolate Box Jewelry, to the market.
Julie Young, owner of Superfly Lullabies, handcrafts baby blankets and will be at the event.
Another Walnut Grove resident, Gwen Cornish will be on hand with her Bywa Bags. With a desire to create new things out of stuff that already existed, Cornish creates handbags from the things others have discarded.
For the more musically inclined, the Dennis Enns trio will deliver their renditions of Frank Sinatra and Nora Jones hits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vandas will leave her jewelry table from 1: 30 to 2: 30 p.m. to perform her own jazz-influenced folk music and inside the hall, Vancouver's Patrick Bahrich will play throughout the day.
The Fort Langley Community Hall is at 9167 Glover Rd. and Spirit Square is next to the hall parking lot.