Even virtual shopping mall The Artisans Haven cannot resist the charm of traditional physical art bazaars, and had their very first on-ground showcase at The LINC KL earlier this month!
Running from the 13th to the 14th of March, this on-site showcasing of the Haven’s collection of artisans and their talents and products was welcomed by over 5,000 visitors to both the mall and the online store.
A combined total of 100 products spanning five categories were put up for display and sale including items focusing on:
- Sweets and Treats
- Home and Living
- Action and Adventure
- Beauty and Fashion, and
- Arts and Collectibles
In addition, The Artisans Haven also had some talents from the entertainment and broadcast industry hosting engaging activities, fun giveaways, film screenings, and performances!
“This is great value to our artisans,’’ said Ng Jia Jun, Group General Manager of The Artisans Haven. “Now, people can view their quality products at The Linc KL. This is a great collaboration that unleashes the power of online and offline.’’
Set up in the height of last year’s MCO, when many realised that life wasn’t going to level out, a need to aid the ones struggling a little extra, or for those seeing an opportunity to finally venture into monetising a long-time hobby blossomed from Jade Lee and Rosalie Lin. Understanding how crucial a platform can be to sustain local artisans, The Artisans Haven was born. Now with over 121 local artists and retailers, a 300% growth since its reach of just 30 tenants last May, this little venture is also receiving increasing corporate partnerships and media support.
“We are honoured to work with The Artisans Haven. We hope The LINC KL could offer these talented artisans a platform to promote their creative works, and support the business sustainability of homegrown brand owners, especially during these unprecedented times,’’ said Low Eng Hooi, CEO of PPB Properties, the property division of PPB Group.
This feature event with The LINC KL pressed on corporate social responsibilities (CSRs) via Handmade is Heartmade, offering support to these independents, as well as featuring charity associations focusing on educational programmes for children and special needs communities.
A permanent window display commemorating the launch of this showcasing has been donated by The LINC KL for a rotation-basis product showcase of The Artisans Haven’s artist all year around.
In addition to the celebration of the return of art markets and this exciting feature, the event also saw the return of the entertainment industry!
Emceed by Raj Mahal, popular for his high energy and fun talk shows, the live event also showcased online crossover performances, including the virtual debut of busking group The Albabs; talents from Enfinity Academy, as well as the launching of scholarships available for arts, sports and a whole range of courses at the Scholarships2U slot.
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