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Crafters and Artists, 2009                          

     Welcome 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.  This season we are proudly celebrating the 30th Anniversary of service to our crafters along the beautiful Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

     New crafters and artists from the Eastern Shore are always welcome any time throughout the season.  We accept items  up to and including, Monday, September 17, 2007.  We are able to accept your crafts and art during open hours seven days a week.

Important Dates for the 2009 Season

Old Anderson House opens to receive 2009 crafts Friday, May 1, daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Shop is open to the public and to receive crafts. Friday, May 15, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Quilt Show and Sale, First United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour

Friday and Saturday, July 17 and18          11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Eastern Shore Summer Fair, Musquodoboit Harbour July 17 - 22, 2009  
50 Mile Yard Sale September 8th - 9th, 2009
Pirate Festival    Salmon     River Inn                September 14th - 16th, 2009
Last day for accepting crafts for 2009 season Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Clothesline Art Show,  Railway Museum August 18, 2009
OAH 30th Annual "Christmas in October" Sale Friday to Monday, October 9, 10, 11, 12
Last business day for the season. Monday, October 12, 2009
Pick up days for 2009 cheques and unsold crafts

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., October 22, 23, 24, 25           10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Old Fashioned Seaside Christmas November 16 - 18, 2009


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, advertising, and to ensure start-up capital for the next year.  On quilts priced at $250.00 or less, the 30% mark-up is applied.

We do one pay-out at the end of the season.  This year, our last day of business is Monday, October 12, 2009.  We are then closed for approximately 10 days during which time we prepare your cheques and package your unsold goods.  On October 22, 23, 24, 25, our crafters come in and pick up their cheques and 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%).

When you bring in your crafts ...

You will need to bring an inventory list with you 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.

Please 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.  Sometimes "less is more."  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.

Please put sizes on quilts (dimensions and whether it is a twin, double, queen, or king), sweaters and clothing.  Include care instructions where applicable.

Please remove all tags from your items.  We do not display crafters' tags except for care instruction.

Thank you for your enquiry.  Last year, we had over 150 crafters and we are always looking for new crafters' and artists' work from our area.

If 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.

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