to our website and thank you for inquiring about becoming a crafter
and/or artist at the Old Anderson House Craft Shop and Art Gallery
(OAH). We are a women's co-operative staffed by volunteers and
operating throughout the tourist season, mid-May through mid-October.
New crafters and artists are always welcome any time throughout the season. We accept
items up to mid September. We are able to accept your
crafts and art during open hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
FIVE days a week, Wednesday through Sunday.
The OAH takes your work in on a
commission. Our commission is 30% of the selling price of your
product, with the exception of quilts. In order to support the art
of quilting and quilters, we charge a flat rate of $75.00 when a quilt
is sold. The mark-up is used to cover expenses in the shop,
to ensure start-up capital for the next year. The 30% mark-up is
applied to baby quilts and lap quilts.
do one pay-out at the end of the season.
This year, our last day of business is Thanksgiving Sunday. We are then closed for
approximately 10 days during which time we prepare your cheques and
package your unsold goods.
Crafters who become volunteers and who
work a minimum of 80 hours in the shop qualify for a 50% reduction in our
commission (from 30 % down to 15%).
You will need
to bring two inventory lists
when you bring in your work.
Keep one copy for your records. This list should describe each
item and clearly quote the selling price, i.e. the price for which you
expect your goods to be sold to the public. Our volunteers will
take 30% of the selling
price, which is the commission that
will go to the Old Anderson House.
bring in no more than six like items. Our space is limited and we can
display only so many items. We try to ensure that your product is
displayed to its best effect. Our
volunteers will make every effort to call you when your stock is getting
low. We welcome your calls of enquiry and our volunteers are happy
to answer any questions.
put sizes on quilts
(dimensions and whether it is a twin, double, queen,
or king), sweaters and clothing. Include care instructions where
Please remove all tags
from your items. We do
not display crafters' tags except for care instruction.
for your enquiry. We
are always looking for new crafters' and artists' work from our area.
you have any questions, please call the shop at 1-902-889-3099 during
open hours, or email:
One of the volunteers will be happy to help you.