May 23, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Urban Vintage is on the horizon!

Urban Vintage is back!

If you like antique, vintage, retro, mid-century, salvage and industrial goods, we will have the very best ‘pickers’ showing off what they’ve found at this years Urban Vintage.

Mark your calendars for this two day shopping event being held at the beautiful All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. 

Join us on July 27th and 28th for two days of truly unique shopping.

If you are a junker, a thrifter, an upcycler or an antiquer….there is still a little time left to apply for this event. Just click here sometime before June 5th.


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May 6, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Thanks for coming to The Handmade Market!


Another fun day at The Handmade Market! Y’all have been coming out to support these talented artists we have gathered together over the years, 24 shows! Thank You for your generous LOVE!

When we started The Handmade Market 12 years ago there were very few local art shows. Very few ways to connect with the actual artist who you admired from afar. We saw that need and we filled it because we are artists ourselves. We have worked hard over these 12 years to keep bringing you the artists and their art. So that you can hear their stories, see where their inspiration comes from and purchased your favorite pieces straight from the person who dreamed it up!

There was a lot of activity going on in Raleigh and the surrounding communities yesterday. We give you the biggest virtual hug for choosing The Handmade Market as the place to be on May 5th.

Show us what you purchased by tagging us on Instagram @handmademarketnc and on Facebook  The Handmaidens

A very special thank you from The Handmaidens goes to our sponsor Craft Habit. If you haven’t heard about the creative space soon to open, please take a minute and read about them here

And now our BIGGEST SHOUT OUT goes to those of YOU who were contributors to our chosen charity Note in the Pocket. YOU, who gave a little cash so that Note in the Pocket can continue to help others. Together with YOU, we raised $433.00  Every bit of that will continue to help put needed clothing in the hands of children in our area schools who wouldn’t otherwise have something season appropriate to wear to school. One of our favorite parts of The Handmade Market is knowing that we helped give a little to others. And can you even believe the generosity of all the artists who filled those raffle baskets? There were some VERY happy winners!!

So, on behalf of all the fabulous artists, thank you for putting us in your plans and taking the time to stop in and shop! We had such fun getting to know new artists and chatting it up with YOU -fabulous shopper friends! It’s always exciting when someone new discovers The Handmade Market and all the talented artisans.

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May 5, 2018
by The Handmade Market

The Handmade Market Is Today!


The doors are open at 10 am! The entry fee is $5.00 and you can fill your arms with swag from our sponsors and all the handmade goodness your wallet can handle. FREE ADMISSION begins at 4 pm and goes until 6 pm.

This show is featuring more than 50 local and regional artists, designers and makers that have those perfect gifts to make your mother’s day and graduation shopping a breeze.

Note in the Pocket will be there working the raffle table. They will receive 100% of the raffle proceeds so don’t forget to stop by and support a great organization. Your donation will get you a raffle ticket good for a chance to win one of several gift baskets full of amazing goods from our fantastic, generous artists.

We can’t wait to see you today!


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May 4, 2018
by The Handmade Market

The Handmade Market Is Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow for The Spring Handmade Market!

Come spend the day shopping from over 50 independent artists, designers and makers from all around the city, state and region! It’s the perfect time and place to find that unique gift for your mom or that graduate in your life!

The doors open at 10 am and the event goes until 6 pm. Entrance to the show is $5.00 until 4 pm.

FREE ADMISSION begins at 4 pm and lasts until 6 pm.

Be sure to check out our site before you get there to read our artist spotlights. They are a great way to get some insight into the artists that will be there and may help you with your shopping list.

Want to know when, why, how and where to park? Here are some handy links for you:

Where it is

How to get there

Where to park

Who is going to be there

See you tomorrow!



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May 3, 2018
by The Handmade Market

The Handmade Market Spotlight: Shannon Newlin

Shannon Newlin 

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
My style is a modern interpretation of florals and nature. I am always inspired by the vibrant colors that can be found along gardens and nature walks. My work has organically evolved to include patterns in many of my designs. Some of my bestsellers include whimsical watercolor nature scenes as well as portraits of women with a sense of individual style.

In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I enjoy selling my work in person at several art and craft shows throughout the year. My favorite part is getting to know some of my customers and to hear first hand which pieces of art they feel drawn to. I also work with a few wonderful licensing partners.

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
I am eager to see Pamut Apparel. Her work looks lovely and modern. I love fashion and I am a huge Project Runway fan. I am always eager to see new innovative clothing and design.

What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
At the moment I have been listening to the blues everyday. Music is a big part of my creative process. It always calms me and inspires me at the same time. I work in a home studio so I am alone for the most part, but I find it is also important to take either an online or local art class for creative fellowship.

How did you come up with your business name?
I use my own name for my business since I am a painter and this is how I sign my work.

What advice would you give to an artist just starting out and/or what is the best advice you have received for your art & business?:My advise for a new artist just starting out is to not be afraid to put your work out there. Get feedback from both customers and potential employers. I don’t really believe there is a “right” way or “wrong” way with art…it all takes practice and time. The journey is the best part. Just keep creating!

What is the best comment or compliment you have ever received for your work?
I have had many priceless, meaningful conversations from customers. I just love how art can create dialogue and a shared community.

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For the full artist gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you May 5th!

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