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Sandy Gabriele

Founder & Event Organizer

Our Story

Bare Canvas Events was created to showcase craft-based vendors and artisans in the GTA. Our passion is creating unique events whether it be through community-based events that enhance your brand and present it to the right audience, corporate-based team building or networking events or through private based special events such as birthday celebrations and anniversary parties. ​


Founded in 2016, we've held events in Orillia, Newmarket, Pickering, Brampton and Richmond Hill showcasing wonderful vendors spanning a variety of products & services including jewelry design, woodworking, candle-making, one-of-a-kind garments, 3D printing and more. We welcome both artisans and direct sales businesses to exhibit at our shows.​


Our mission is to create events that support brand growth for our vendors to showcase unique crafts to the communities we operate in as well as memorable family & business based events.


If you're interested in exhibiting at one of our community shows, we'd love to hear from you! Just fill out the vendor application form available under open events on our Vendor Events page. If you're looking to host a special event, you can find our questionnaire form on our  Special Events page or email us with any questions at


Donna Philp

Pampered Chef

"Sandy is a wonderful event planner!!! I have been a vendor at a couple of her shows & she is very organized, lots of advertising is done for each event and is always there to answer any questions you may have."

Melanie Antunes

Thirty One Gifts

"Sandy does an awesome job communicating with vendors and promoting events. She knows how to get foot traffic in. Being a vendor who does multiple shows per year, I recommend her hands down!"

Kimberley Chaney

Missy Moo Boutique

"Sandy has well organized market events for vendors! Sandy takes the time to get to know you personally and she is always present and helpful during the shows! The advertising was good and she knows which great venues to use in the GTA."

Carmen Darley

Carli Paintings & Creations

"Sandy is very well organized! She provides great promos and support for local artisans and makers! 10/10 for me!"

Cynthia Rogers

8 Cool Cats Jewelry Shop

"Sandy is very organized and provides good communication with her vendors. She does everything she can to promote her events. I wouldn’t hesitate in working with her again."

Enza Pellegrini

Mary Kay Cosmetics

"In all my years of participating in trade shows, I have had no better experience than working with Sandy of Bare Canvas Events. I have been a vendor in her events for several years now. 
She is easy to contact, well organized, experienced, and advertises on many social media pages and local newspapers to attract an incredible array of customers. She tends to all of her vendors at every event and spends time to get to know us and she ensures we have what we need for a successful event.
I can't say enough about the professionalism Sandy has, and I will continue being a vendor in her future events."

Laura Bassken

The Kings Daughters

"Sandy really goes above and beyond as a coordinator. I was so impressed with how well her events are attended and she is awesome at curating an interesting eclectic group of artisans. I always enjoy checking out all the great offerings everyone brings. Thank you Sandy for including us amongst such a great group of artists."

Jen Brown

Brown's Mercantile

"I have participated in 2 vendor events that Sandy from Bare Canvas Event Management has organized. Sandy always goes above and beyond what is expected and always makes you feel welcome. Sandy also takes time throughout the show to stop by, and check in to make sure you are doing well! I look forward to participating in more of her events!!"
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