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July 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Stop by the Rainbow Market in Jack’s Gallery to pick up some fabulous work by local queer artisans!
Wild Chance Arts
Wildchance Arts is a mixed-media artist (very fickle hobby hopper) with a love for experimentation and the creative process (smashing a bunch of stuff together until it looks cool). They find their inspiration in nature, fantasy, all things sweet & spooky and the wonder & strangeness of the human experience. From vintage collages to clay cuties to digital arts, there’s always something fresh going on in the studio & they’re thrilled to share it with you all! In the meantime, feel free to pop by their Instagram @wildchancearts to say hi, admire their feline studio assistant, and check out some works in progress. See you at Pride! 🌈
Yas Jawad is a queer disabled Muslim that resides in Wolfville, Mi’kmaqi. Relocating to Wolfville in 2022 to pursue their studies in Environmental studies at Acadia university.
Yas has always had a large passion for creating artwork, previously attending NSCAD University, they’re work often explores the intersectionality of identity in connection to the environment that surrounds us, heavily drawing inspiration from the flora and fauna.
Yas specializes in creating handmade and small batch work, such as original artworks, prints, vinyl stickers, wall hangings, ceramics, and recently has been working on a collection of repurposed jewelry.
Radical Cat Creations
Starting in 2012, Radical Cat Creations predominantly creates fiber arts works. With a focus on the geeky and the queer, Imriel creates pieces designed to be worn, stuck on fridges or hung on your wall. Whether you’re looking for rainbows to flag yourself to others, or making sure anyone who visits knows your favorite video game, there’s something for everyone with Radical Cat Creations. Learning through a combination of Youtube and community connections, Imriel has gained skills in cross stitching, crochet, tatting and other handworks over their lifetime.
Willow Brook Treasures
Atticus “Mallow” Spencer is a multimedia artist based in the Annapolis Valley, NS. They’ve been creating art for as long as anyone can remember, always pushing boundaries. Recently, Atticus aims to bring people together and support/bring awareness to marginalized communities like BAIPOC, Queer, Neurodivergent, Mental Health & the Physically disabled. With the backing of their loved ones and fellow artists, Atticus hopes to expand the reach of their art and promote unity in their communities, while providing long-lasting, quality pieces of art that can be treasured. Atticus respectfully acknowledges they live in Kaqakwek, on the traditional, unceded homeland of the Mi’kmaq.
Norma Jean, Atticus’ mother, is a skilled chainmail, handmade jewelry, and crochet artist based in the Annapolis Valley. She supports Atticus in their artistic pursuits while pursuing her own aspirations. In the 2010’s, Norma created her business called Willow Brook Treasures, which Atticus hopes to recreate and relaunch for her with a more modern approach. Norma acknowledges that she lives in Kaqakwek, in the traditional, unceded homelands of the Mi’kmaq.
Galaxy Knitting Co
For over 5 years, Galaxy Knitting Co has been blending cute and nerdy ideas to make unique hand crafted goods. Ever evolving, there are always new items being created from adorable crocheted toys and useful home-goods to glittery resin accessories.
Just Us! is a welcoming business for the Queer Community. Additionally, both the entrance to the Just Us! Cafe and Jack’s Gallergy are accessible!
There are automatic doors at the entryway and an accessible, gender-inclusive washroom. However, may it be noted that the washroom has white amenities and white walls for those with lower visual capacities we invite you to consider that before using the space.
Sensory-wise, Jack’s Gallery can be, at times, loud and echoey. However, with the addition of more soft elements within the event setup, it is expected to reduce general space noises.
We invite you to consider this and your own personal ability before attending.
Masks are welcome but not required.
Accessible Parking is located in font of Muddy’s Convenience store to the right-hand side of the entrance to Just Us!