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Community Connections: How Rummage Supports Local Artists

Nowadays, there's something truly special about a thrift store that goes the extra mile to support its community and local artists. At Rummage, we’re passionate about fostering curiosity and creativity through thrift! We must use our spaces and resources to help creators of all kinds thrive via in-store pop-ups, crafty community events, photo shoots, collaborations, and more.

In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through the inspiring world of Rummage, where they offer unique finds and provide a platform for local artists to showcase their talent and become the local market at Kitsilano.



One of the ways we seek to foster creativity and community connection is through in-store pop-ups where local artists can showcase their process and sell their creations.

At Rummage, artists find a unique platform to showcase and sell their creations within the store, opening doors to engage with the local community and connect with potential fans, customers, or collaborators. On the other hand, Rummagers have the chance to experience intriguing and inspiring in-store demonstrations of creativity and craft in action, offering an up-close view of the artistic process. Furthermore, they can seize the opportunity to purchase high-quality, hand-crafted local art directly from the source, fostering a deeper appreciation for the local art scene and supporting local artists more meaningfully.


Atelier Spoon

November 20-21, December 4-5, December 11, 2021

The Biblio Ghost + Hallowed Havens

December 20, 2021

Biblio Ghost: INSTAGRAM

Hallowed Havens: INSTAGRAM ETSY

Just Bougie

Nov 28-29, Dec 12, 2021

KyraCreative Buttons

Jan 6, 2022


We partner with local photographers to offer mini photo sessions that take place at our shop with access to all the goodies in stock.

At Rummage, photographers enjoy a multitude of benefits. They are not only compensated for their photography services and receive direct payments from clients for any additional final edits, but they also gain access to a unique space for their shoots. This opportunity allows them to let their creativity flourish, using the store's diverse inventory as a backdrop for their work. Additionally, photographers can collaborate with members of the Rummage community, fostering new connections and expanding their network.

On the other side of the lens, Rummagers also reap the rewards. They are offered a professional and one-of-a-kind photoshoot experience, all at an exceptionally affordable price. This allows them to explore and express their style and creativity in a way that aligns with their budget, making art accessible to a wider audience and strengthening the bond between the local creative community and the thrift store.


Thrift Shop Shots with KyraCreative

May 15, 2022 at Rummage Dunbar



Rummage isn't just a store—it's a testament to the belief that businesses can serve as pillars of community support. Rummage has become a beloved community cornerstone by fostering artistic talent and providing a platform for local artists to shine. It's a beautiful reminder that incredible things can happen when businesses believe in their communities.

If you're an artist interested in doing a rummage pop-up or a photographer interested in doing a photo shoot at Rummage, don't hesitate to contact us with further details.

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