The Handmade Market … Because "mall" is a four-letter word.

The Handmade Market … Because "mall" is a four-letter word.

A showcase of independent designers, artists, and crafters in Raleigh, NC.

Fall 2014 Charity Raffle: Read and Feed

If you’re new to The Handmade Market, you may not know that we partner with a different local charity for each and every event. Our goal is to introduce (or reintroduce) our awesome guests to equally wonderful organizations doing good in our community. At the event, visitors can make a suggested donation to the charity at the entrance, and in return receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket filled-to-the-brim with handcrafted goods and vouchers for services donated by our generous Charity Sponsors.

This November we’re partnering with Read and Feed, a literacy organization focused on illustrating the importance of reading from an early age. Read and Feed’s mission: feed the minds of low-income elementary aged students while nourishing their bodies. We’ll share more of Read and Feed’s story with you soon — stay tuned.

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Join us on Saturday, November 8 for The Handmade Market. You’ll meet folks from and learn about this wonderful organization while having a chance to win some rocking swag.

Interested in being a Charity Sponsor? Follow this link.

Application Has Closed

The application for The Handmade Market on November 8, 2014 is now closed. If you submitted an application, thank you! Notification emails will be sent during the week of September 22.

If you missed the application deadline, you can still be involved in the show! We need a few good volunteers to help spread the word over the next several weeks, as well as help with behind-the-scenes stuff on the day of the event. If you missed the Call for Artists announcement, please sign up for the newsletter — that way you’ll receive all future announcements and updates.

We are still accepting sponsors for the event on November 8, 2014. The deadline for Master, Journeyman, and Apprentice sponsorship levels is October 10. Looking for more info? It’s right here.

Artist Application Deadline Is September 14

Finish up your application — or dig in and get started — we know how it is! The Handmade Market is happening on Saturday, November 8, and artist applications are due on Sunday, September 14. That’s only four more days — what are you waiting for? Click here to read the application guidelines, and then submit your application!

There are still sponsorship opportunities for the event on November 8, and we would LOVE to partner with you! Head this way for more information — we look forward to hearing from you!

We’re so excited to see your latest and greatest! The application deadline is midnight (EDT) on Sunday, September 14. Late applications will not be accepted, so shake a crafty little tailfeather!

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PS: Did you know that you can sign up for the newsletter to receive Call for Artists announcements in the future?

Help Wanted

Hello creative friends! The Handmaidens are looking to bring on a couple of interns this summer and fall to help with preparations for The Handmade Market on November 8. You will be working closely with us to organize, produce, and promote the event. The position is unpaid, but (and this is a big BUT) you will gain invaluable experience in how to run a successful art, craft, and design show!

You will create and manage blog content, help out with social media, and assist with project management — most of this happens online, so you need to be very comfortable with basic WordPress editing and other online tools/platforms like Freedcamp, Constant Contact, and Google Docs/Drive. Some experience with WordPress is preferred, but it’s okay if you haven’t worked with the others — the key point is that you’ll have to jump in quickly. If web technology isn’t your thing, then you probably won’t enjoy this gig!

We also need someone who’s crafty, creative, positive, interested in sharing new ideas, and good with teamwork. You must live in the Triangle area and have a reliable computer. Does this sound like you? Would you like to learn all the behind-the-scenes tricks and tips we use on a daily basis? (And did we mention that this is our 18th show? We definitely have some tips to share.) All right, let’s do this!

Please send your resume to hello@thehandmademarket.com. In your resume, include anything that’s relevant to your art, craft, or design experience, along with how many hours per week you are available. If you’re currently in school, send links to any projects that represent your skills, interests, and style. Share links to your blog, if you have one, along with Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Help us get to know you! We look forward to working together!!

Call For Artists: November 8, 2014

It’s go time! We are now accepting applications for The Handmade Market on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Review the guidelines, make sure you have some awesome new photos of your wares, and hop on over here to submit your application. The deadline for submission is September 14 at midnight EDT. Late applications will not be accepted, so don’t dally.

 We look forward to seeing your latest & greatest. Best of luck!