For the past few years, the local holiday-timed craft bonanza has kicked off in mid-November with the indie design market Tiny Canary at Junctionview Studios. When Tiny Canary's organizers decided to take 2010 off, a collective of Columbus artists and entrepreneurs stepped in to fill the void with something a little different.

For the past few years, the local holiday-timed craft bonanza has kicked off in mid-November with the indie design market Tiny Canary at Junctionview Studios. When Tiny Canary's organizers decided to take 2010 off, a collective of Columbus artists and entrepreneurs stepped in to fill the void with something a little different.

Viewfinder, happening this weekend at Junctionview, will feature a marketplace for craft artists, as well as fine art by dozens of Central Ohio artists and dining options from some of the city's favorite food carts.

Co-organizer Emily-Kitturah Westenhouser, a fabric and paper artist and member of Columbus Crafty Cotillion, explained that Tiny Canary has been an important part of local crafters' calendars.

"It's a lot of sales for us, and for a lot of us this is our job," said Westenhouser, who sells her work under the brand Umbrella Girl Productions. "We wanted to replace it."

After conferring with Tiny Canary organizers to avoid stepping on toes, she found out that Couchfire Collective members had had a similar idea.

"We decided to join forces and create one spectacular event," she said.

Cotillion members will be featured heavily among the more than 30 crafters lined up for Viewfinder, such as Tsurubride's accessory artists and knit goddess Esther Myong Chung of Torn Angel. Non-members will include ceramicist Cynthia Vardhan and glass artist Jack Gramann.

Couchfire is organizing the accompanying fine art show, in which artists pay a small hanging fee in exchange for exposure to a large crowd in a buying mood. Artists with studios at Junctionview will also open their doors to the public.

And in addition to a booth with baked treats from Pattycake vegan bakery, outside the Small Business Beanstalk will launch SBB FoodCourt, a new initiative that brings traveling gourmets like Foodie Cart, Rad Dog and 3 Babes and a Baker to events around town.