Another PHS community-building initiative, this non-profit artisan Downtown Eastside retail space enables artists and designers to showcase, develop and sell their work.
It’s a beautiful gift shop where creative individuals can create and/or sell one-of-kind creations, and receive business advice as they go along. The shop sells clothing, candles, jewelry, cards and prints made by a 160-strong community of artists.
Above all the mandate of the business is to empower women in the area looking to re-enter the workforce, giving individuals resume-building workplace experience and skills.
The studio has offered PHS residents and community members classes in pottery, sewing, hand-dying, beading, soap making, jewellery making, as well as business 101 classes and mentorship programs.
Window Community Art Shop shares a spacious 2,500-square-foot floorspace shared with sister social enterprise Community Thrift and Vintage, known collectively as Community Window. It also doubles as a workshop for Carrall St. Canvas Company, which makes aprons, clothing and tote bags which can be purchased in the store.
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday: noon – 5 pm