The Royal Bison is 10 years old in 2017!
Founded in 2007 by powerhouse illustrator Raymond Biesinger, the Royal Bison Art and Craft fair began in a time when Etsy was brand new to the internet. When Raymond moved to Montreal in 2010, the torch was passed to illustratorJosh Holinaty, jeweler Jeanie Andronyk and designer Vikki Wiercinski. Over time, Josh and Jeanie left for greener pastures, photographer Jim joined the organizer fold, so did illustrator and designer Andrew Benson. The whole thing continues on in 2017 with Vikki Wiercinski and Andrew Benson and a few additional Bison elves at the helm.
We've had over 400 different makers, designers, illustrators and artists pass through our doors, and it goes without saying: the Royal Bison wouldn't be the Royal Bison without its top notch vendors!
Royal Bison HQ has some cool stuff over the last 10 years and we couldn't have done it without so much amazing local support. Here we present for your enjoyment a visual history of the Royal Bison and some fun facts. So many tote bags! So many posters! So much craziness! Letters from Premier of Alberta! Thanks for being so awesome, Edmonton. We love you.