Craft East Buyers Expo

Work by / par: Jacqueline Bourque

Craft East 2023

Thinking of Wholesaling your work? 

Craft NB is taking 7 selected participants to Halifax, Nova Scotia to show their work in our Craft NB booth.  The show spans over two days – February 11-12, with a set up day on February 10th.  You may participate with Craft NB a maximum of three times.  So if you have participated with us in the past, we’d love to see you apply again!

Craft NB will be responsible for all costs directly related to the booth, for developing professional marketing materials, advertising, and organizing a full day wholesale readiness workshop.  Participants’ commitments** will include attending the wholesale workshop (Date and venuw are TBD, $35 fee), staffing their booth during show hours, shipping products, set-up and tear-down of their product and assisting with booth, and responsible for travel arrangements, accommodations and meals.
**Workshop is not mandatory for Second and Third Year Participants but are encouraged to attend.

This Project is a Craft Alliance venture and you do not need to be a juried member of Craft NB to apply, but you are required to pay a 2023 General Membership fee. ($50+HST) 

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, Please download the appropriate form below, and send your application to!

Participating in the New Brunswick Artisans Booth at Craft East Buyers Expo is a great opportunity to learn more about wholesaling your work! 

Craft East Buyers’ Expo (formerly known as ACTS) was established over 35 years ago as a vehicle for the purpose of promoting craft, giftware and apparel produced exclusively in the Atlantic Provinces. For three days in February the finest in candles, clothing, food, glass, home decor, jewellery, leather, metal, indigenous fine craft, paintings, paper, pottery, stone, wood and much much more can be seen at the Homewood Suites/Silver Birch Conference Centre in beautiful downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Owned and operated by Craft Alliance ~ Alliance métiers d’arts the Craft East Buyers’ Expo has been bringing retail buyers from across Canada, the United States and other off shore locations. Craft East products are unique and are juried to ensure that standards of excellence are maintained and to guarantee that they are indeed produced and manufactured in Atlantic Canada. Open only to the wholesale trade, Craft East offers retail buyers a truly unique opportunity to source new products from professional producers rarely seen elsewhere.

Craft East continues to grow in the 21st century. The project helps to facilitate the introduction of new giftware producers into the marketplace each year and assists emerging producers and students. The show has also become the first entry point into export marketing for many Atlantic Canadian producers of craft, giftware and apparel.

Craft NB and the New Brunswick Artisans booth at the Craft East Buyers’ Expo

For the past 10 years, in partnership with the Province of New Brunswick, Craft NB has facilitated the New Brunswick Artisans Nouveau-Brunswick booth. This initiative provides participating artists with a low-cost, low-risk transition into the export and wholesale sector as well as training, bilingual marketing materials, a booth space, and support and guidance from past participants and staff.

To learn more and apply, contact Craft NB at