When we began preparations for our first ever Night Market, we could never, ever have imagined how well-received this event would be. Like starting anything new, you never really know how it's going to go...until you try, of course. But the anxieties that always come with anything new were quickly eased once we had our extraordinarily talented makers settled into place behind the walls of the Huron Historic Gaol, a secure flow of electricity running to all our vendors, and a gorgeous summer evening to enjoy being outside together. And the crowds started coming...and coming...and coming. Over 1,100 of you came out that night, blowing any expectations we had for the event completely out of the water! What a joy it was to have so many people gather together in one space to celebrate creativity of all kinds.
And we want to say thank you:
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