and Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our 15th edition of The Handmade Market! On behalf of all the fabulous artists and food vendors, thank you for taking the time to drop in and shop local!
This was our first time offering the Early Bird shopping. Did you partake? How did you like it?
Thank you to those of you who contributed to The Scrap Exchange fundraiser. We raised $241.00 for this great local program.
We had a lot of support for this event, from our fantastic volunteers to our generous sponsors. An extra thank you goes out to our fine friends at Logan’s, DECO Raleigh, Ornamentea, Epona & Oak, City Market, The Borough, and Downtown Raleigh Alliance. With the help of all these groups and individuals, we continue to improve The Handmade Market.
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With love + craftiness as always,
It’s here! Join us in downtown Raleigh for The Handmade Market at Cobblestone Hall. Early bird shopping — just $5 cash — starts at 10 am, then the doors open to all at 11 am. Come shop from more than 50 local and regional artists, crafters, and designers showing off their hand-crafted creations until 5 pm. Be one of the first 500 guests, and you’ll receive a free tote bag for all of your goodies!
As always, admission to The Handmade Market is free! In lieu of an entry fee, please consider making a cash donation to The Scrap Exchange. Your donation will get you a raffle ticket good for a chance to win a gift basket full of goodness from our awesome Charity Sponsors.
Hope to see you today!
Just one more day ’til The Handmade Market! Join us tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm at Cobblestone Hall in downtown Raleigh’s City Market for a fun, fantastic day of shopping with over 50 independent artists, designers, and crafters. It’s the perfect time and place to shop for all the special grads and mothers in your world. As always, the first 500 shoppers to arrive will get free goody bags!
Admission to The Handmade Market is free. Instead, we ask you to consider making a donation to the featured charity, The Scrap Exchange. Your donation will get you a raffle ticket good for a chance to win a gift basket full of goodies from our generous Charity Sponsors.
We’ll also have homemade treats and coffee from Sweet T and Slingshot Coffee. So pick up a friend and head down to Cobblestone Hall for The Handmade Market tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm!
Don’t forget about the early bird shopping option from 10 am to 11 am — just $5 cash gets you an entire hour to browse and chat with the artists and without the crowd. Give it a try!
Need a beverage or snack while doing your Mother’s Day shopping tomorrow? Like good music to shop to? These fine folks have been hand-picked to keep you fueled up on edible handmade goodness and groovin’ from 10 am to 5 pm.
Slingshot Coffee. Have you tried Jenny Bonchak’s cold-brewed coffee yet? She brews and bottles this magic stuff in small batches right here in Raleigh, using organic, locally-roasted beans from Counter Culture, and she’ll have both the 16 oz. ready-to-drink and concentrate (good hot or cold) options available. “Nectar of the gods” has been overheard when discussing this brand so be sure to come down and do your own taste test!
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Sweet T Cakery. Tammy Calaway, the owner and sole pastry chef at Sweet T, is back again with her fantastically delicious sweets. She’ll be bringing her beautiful cupcakes and maybe some of those heavenly whoopie pies as well as other tasty surprises. Tammy’s selections always include organic, seasonal sweets, and she usually brings a few options that are vegan and/or gluten-free for those of us with food intolerances and allergies. We love Sweet T!
And lastly, we have a new-to-The-Handmade-Market DJ, Erik Sugg, aka DJ Suggadelic, Mr. Erik Storytimes, and “rock and roll library guy” to the masses at Cameron Village Library. He is a man of many talents (just look at his website!) and we are so happy that he is going to spend the better part of his busy Saturday spinning some tunes for us.
Please make some time to head down to Cobblestone Hall in City Market tomorrow and get your cupcake, coffee and groove on with us! We promise it will be another great show!
As you’re making plans for The Handmade Market this weekend, we thought it might be helpful to have a little info on traveling to and parking at the show.
It’s probably best to approach The Handmade Market at Cobblestone Hall from Blount Street (one-way southbound) or South Wilmington Street (one-way northbound) and park in the City Center Deck, which is free on the weekends.
There are two events downtown on May 4 that include street closures: OutRaleigh will impact the area around City Plaza, and the NCFFF Memorial will impact the area around Nash Square. For last minute updates on street closures or events, please check with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.
One last tip — please bring cash to The Handmade Market. Lots of artists accept credit cards, but not all. There is an ATM right in City Market, near the corner of Hargett and Blake Streets. See you on Saturday!