March 22, 2017
by The Handmade Market
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Applications are open for Urban Vintage!

Urban Vintage is back and in a new location for July 28th & 29th!

If you sell antique, vintage, retro, mid-century, salvage and industrial goods, this is the perfect event for you.

Urban Vintage was born from an idea to bring affordable collections of vintage and antique goods to the Raleigh area for a temporary pop-up shopping event. The first Urban Vintage took place in August of 2015. Vendors reported record breaking sales and crowds filled the venue looking for found, historical and kitschy objects seen on some of the trending designer TV shows. Urban Vintage is looking to build a reputation for the best curated goods and most sought after vendors it can handle.

This two day shopping event will be held at a brand new venue for us at the historic All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Built in 1875, this is the most perfect location to host Urban Vintage. Join us on Friday, July 28th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm for our Early Bird Shoppers and on Saturday, Saturday 29th 10:00 am until 5:00 pm for a full day of shopping. 

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please go here to fill out our on-line application. All applications are due by June 5th.

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March 21, 2017
by The Handmade Market
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Last Call for Artists!

The deadline is nearing……

If you have been putting it off until the last minute, like most of us do, then here is your gentle, non-nagging reminder.

Take a deep breath. Stretch your spine. Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea even and then log on to The Handmade Market site. See, we already highlighted it for you. It’s that easy! Now clear your mind and read through the application guidelines because that page contains all the answers to life’s questions.

Now it’s time to cross the finish line…

The Application

You’ve got this. We believe in you and so look forward to seeing your work.

And see, you did it with time to spare.

You are the greatest.

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February 2, 2017
by The Handmade Market
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Applications are OPEN for The Handmade Market

Mark your calendars and get those applications ready.

Artists! It’s finally time!
The Handmade Market is back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13! Applications for artists, designers and crafters wishing to participate are now open until March 22nd. Here is the handy link that you can use to apply: Handmade Market Application.

This event will be indoors and for ONE DAY only from 10am until 7pm at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh.

For you shoppers, here are some deets:
Early Bird Shopping begins at 10 am and goes until 12 pm. Free Admission is from 12 pm until 7 pm.
For more information about our Spring Handmade Market, sign up for our newsletter and visit our website for updates about more events from The Handmaidens.

 

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November 13, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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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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