Indigenous artist displaying wares on table

Annual event attracted over 500 visitors.

November 25, 2021
Museum of Surrey

The Fourth Annual stɑlə̓w̓ Christmas Craft Market attracted over 500 visitors throughout the day at Museum of Surrey on November 20.

The holiday fair featured hand-crafted goods, including jewellery, natural soaps and lotions, art, gourmet treats and more. Visitors were also treated to a welcome ceremony from Kwantlen First Nation.

“It was a wonderful day at the Museum!” said Sandra Borger, Curator of Programs.

“I spoke with vendors and shopping visitors alike and everyone was having a great time. Our craft market is unique because visitors can shop locally, but also explore our galleries and take part in a museum scavenger hunt.”

stɑl̓əw̓ Arts & Cultural Society Program Coordinator Phyllis Atkins said she is grateful to Museum of Surrey staff, and for the support of the artisans and visitors.

“Thank you to everyone that came from near and far to do your Christmas shopping to help us in supporting 30 local artists and artisans, including Indigenous and Métis artists living within the unceded shared traditional territory of səmyəmɑʔɬ (Semiahmoo), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən (Kwantlen), and̓ q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie).”

For those who were unable to make the in-person program, the virtual market, on now until December 19, can be accessed through the events section at

Museum of Surrey is a dynamic and accessible community hub and cultural space that reflects the City of Surrey’s innovation and creativity. It is a people museum, with a mission to connect people and stories through engaging events, interactive award-winning exhibits, programs, textiles and local, national and international exhibitions, as well as public space for rentals. The site, located at 17710 56A Avenue in Surrey, is on the Heritage Campus, home to Veterans Square, Anderson Cabin, 1881 Town Hall and Anniedale School.

Pictured above is Una-Ann, a Tahltan/Tlingit Artist from northern British Columbia who has worked as a Cultural Presenter and an Aboriginal Support Worker in the Langley School District for the past 25 years. Una-Ann​ was a member of the Fort Langley Artist Group for seven years, participating in shows and presentations. Incorporating her traditional designs with a contemporary flair she works in various mediums including; acrylics, pen and ink, textiles, leather, metal and cedar.

Una-Ann​ enjoys sharing her knowledge of Indigenous Culture and Westcoast Art Designs with others. Residing on Coast Salish Territory, ​Una-Ann​ has been involved with the Traditional ways of the Sto:lo and Coast Salish people. Credit Chung Chow / City of Surrey.