November 13, 2016
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Thank you for coming to The Handmade Market!

hmmnov2016A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the 21st edition of The Handmade Market this weekend! On behalf of all the fabulous artists, thank you for taking the time to drop in and shop! We had an incredible time getting to know new artists and chatting it up with so many new shoppers! It’s always exciting when someone new discovers The Handmade Market and all the talented artisans.

When we started The Handmade Market we wanted to put talented artists in front of excited shoppers who appreciate art! You have followed us as we have grown and changed venues and worked out kinks, and we have appreciated all the kindness. WE thank you, but our artists REALLY thank you!

I think we can speak for many of our artists when we say: We don’t make things just to sell them. We make things because we can’t NOT make things! That’s what it’s like in our idea churning heads! So thank you again for coming to check out all the pretties and allowing us to keep those ideas coming!

deco250A very special thank you from The Handmaidens goes to our top-level notebook sponsor — DECO! If you haven’t stopped in to their new store DECO home, do it! It is fabulous!

And if you want to stay up-to-date on all the latest news about The Handmade Market — including the call for artists and dates for upcoming shows, sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Facebook,  Twitter, and Instagram.

If you have a story to share about your day at The Handmade Market, we would really love to hear from you. If you took photos at the event be sure to hashtag handmademarketnc, we’d love to see them!

The Handmaidens

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November 12, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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The Handmade Market is free today!

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If you missed your chance last night to come to The Handmade Market, you are in luck. The doors are open today from 10 am until 5 pm and it’s free admission. The first 150 shoppers will also receive a lovely Handmade Market notebook.

This show is featuring more than 50 local and regional artists, designers and makers that have those perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays! Please visit our artists gallery for a sneak peek of all of the amazing talent that is being contained in one space just for today.

Don’t forget…we’re in a new location! You can find us in the IMAX building in Venture Hall at Marbles Kids Museum. Here is a handy link that you can use for directions and parking.

Hope to see you today!

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November 11, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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Come Join Us for Early Bird Shopping Tonight!

nov-16-early-bird-dateThe Handmade Market has added a few hours of Early Bird preview shopping for tonight, Friday, November 11th, before the doors open to the public tomorrow morning. Come shop privately and have a little one on one time with the artists from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for an early bird entrance fee of $5.00 per person. Anyone can attend and the first 50 shoppers will receive a sweet little Handmade Market notebook. No advance tickets will be sold, just bring $5.00 cash and be in line when the doors open at 6:00 pm.

Don’t forget that The Handmade Market has moved back to Marbles Kids Museum and is now located in the IMAX building in Venture Hall. You can either enter through the Camp Marbles Courtyard or through the IMAX building through the main walkway at Marbles. Here is a helpful link about parking and directions.

If you cannot make it tonight, The Handmade Market will open tomorrow, May 7th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The first 15o people will also get free swag in the morning. Doors open at 10 am tomorrow and will stay open until 5 pm.

We hope you can make it!

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November 9, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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We’ve Moved!

camp-marblesThe Handmade Market has returned back to Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Our two day show will now be held in the IMAX Building in Venture Hall on Friday, November 11th from 6 pm until 9 pm for those of you who want to take advantage of our $5 Early Bird Evening and Saturday, November 12th from 10 am to 5 pm for FREE.

Marbles Kids Museum is located in downtown Raleigh at the corner of Hargett Street and Blount Street. It is directly across from Moore Square. The address is 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC. Downtown is full of one way streets so you may need some virtual help to get there. The Handmade Market will be in “Venture Hall” right next to the IMAX entrance across from the parking lot on Marble’s campus.

The Longview Parking Center is a pay lot located at the north entrance to the Marbles campus with direct sidewalk access. Enter when heading East on Morgan Street between Blount Street and Person Street, or when Heading North on Person Street between Hargett Street and Morgan Street/New Bern Avenue. Please note That Marbles does not own this parking lot. The owner of the lot may tow non-paying customers. Free parking is abundant a few blocks south of the venue and metered, hourly and parking decks surround Marbles. It’s probably best to approach the venue from Blount Street (one-way southbound) or Person Street (one-way
northbound) and find parking either on the street or in the pay lot situated behind City Market on Person St.

Come out and see us for the 21st edition of The Handmade Market!

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November 8, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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Swag!

Ladies and Gentlemen….

notebook-nov-16We’ve got some wonderful swag to hand out for our 21st edition of The Handmade Market. For those Early Birds, the first 50 attendees will receive this lovely notebook as they enter our event. 150 more of these notebooks will be given away for the first people through the door on Saturday morning. They go pretty fast so make sure to get in line early if you want to add one of these babies to your notebook collection.

pens-nov-16We’ve also splurged on some pens for this show so you can write in your new journal. We order 500 of these eye popping writing utensils and they will just be available, first come…first serve, on our sponsor table as you walk through the doors.

We are so looking forward to seeing you….that we have presents for you.

The Handmade Market hours are:

Friday, November 11th (Early Bird $5) 6 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, November 12th (Free Admission) 10 am to 5 pm

Come on by and see us at Marble Kids Museum this weekend!

 

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