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.

Support The Handmade Market

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Look who sponsors The Handmade Market

DECO_Logo-TaglineA big shout out and Thank You to DECO Raleigh for their sponsorship and continued support and love for The Handmade Market!

DECO Raleigh opened its doors at the corner of Hargett & Salisbury Streets in the fall of 2013. They arrived in a splash of color and continue to brighten the downtown shopping scene.

Their store offers a wide range of items. They stock handcrafted products from more than 60 local artists. You may even stumble upon the work of some artists who will be at The Handmade Market! In addition to local talent, you’ll find outstanding brands you may already be familiar with. Check it out, see who you may know … or fall in love with designs from someone new!

Just looking through their website is a feast for the eyes! But, you’ll want to pay them a visit to immerse yourself in color and design. You’re sure to find a gift for someone. The trick will be getting out of there without a gift for yourself!

DecoraleighcollegeDeco Raleigh

unique gifts • original art • smart design

19 W Hargett St in Raleigh

DECO Raleigh is on Facebook – give them a LIKE and let them know you’re glad they sponsored The Handmade Market!

Application Is Closed

The application for The Handmade Market on May 3, 2014 is now closed. If you submitted an application, thank you. You will be notified via email regarding the status of your application beginning on March 24.

If you missed the Call for Artists, you can still be involved in the show — we need a few good volunteers to help get the word out over the next several weeks and keep things running smoothly on the day of the event. And please sign up for the newsletter — that way you’ll be sure to receive Call for Artists announcements in the future.

We are still accepting sponsors for the event on May 3, 2014. The deadline for Master, Artisan, and Journeyman levels is March 21. The other levels will be accepted until April 19. All the sponsorship info you could dream of is available right here.

The Handmade Market Is Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm at Cobblestone Hall in downtown Raleigh’s City Market for a jam-packed day of shopping with over 50 independent artists, designers, and crafters from around the city, state, and region! It’s the perfect time and place to get a jump on your holiday shopping, and the first 500 shoppers to arrive will get free {and very stylish!} goody bags!

We’ll have early bird shopping again from 10 am to 11 am — for just $5 {cash only}, you get an entire quiet, laid-back hour to browse and chat with the artists. Give it a try!

At 11 am, admission to The Handmade Market is free. In lieu of admission, consider supporting the featured charity, Hospice of Wake County, with a raffle ticket purchase. Your donation gets you a chance to win one of several gift baskets full of goodies from our awesomely generous Charity Sponsors.

We’ll also have homemade treats and coffee from Citizen YogurtSweet T, Slingshot Coffee, and Monster Cookies. So pick up a friend and head down to Cobblestone Hall for The Handmade Market tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm!



Support a Beautiful Organization while purchasing beautiful work!

Hospice of Wake CountyAt every Handmade Market, The Handmaidens partner with a local charity to organize a raffle benefiting their cause. Shoppers who make a donation to the charity are entered in a drawing to win goods and services donated by local and national businesses as well as some of the artists and craftspeople participating in the event.

For the event on November 9th, we are partnering with an organization near and dear to The Handmaidens’ hearts, Hospice of Wake County. This compassionate organization serves as a Partner in Caring through one of life’s most challenging journeys and is the oldest, largest and most experienced hospice organization serving Wake, Durham, Johnston, Franklin and Harnett counties.

About Hospice of Wake County

Hospice’s mission is to imbue individuals, their families and the community with the power to embrace the end of life journey.

Since 1979, Hospice of Wake County has been and continues to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to those living with an advanced illness, their caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one, regardless of age, race, religion or financial circumstance.

How can you help?

From 11:00- 5:00 there is no admission to The Handmade Market; however, cash donations are accepted in exchange for tickets for the semi-annual charity raffle. The Handmade Market offers guests the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win glorious gift baskets, each full of wonderful items and valued at $100 or more. Donations of at least $3 or more allow you to purchase tickets to win a basket.

Come to The Handmade Market, help support a community of compassion

Put this Saturday, November 9th on your calendar and make The Handmade Market part of your holiday shopping. At Cobblestone Hall you will meet talented artists and purchase beautiful work all while supporting a most needed and esteemed organization.


Call for Charity Raffle Sponsors!

Plans are underway for The Handmade Market on November 9. One thing we still need some help with — donations for the Charity Raffle baskets. Can you contribute something {a good or service} or ask a friend to donate? Since The Handmade Market began way back in 2006, The Handmaidens have supported a local charity at each event. The accumulated charity collections over the years total more than $10,000!

shoppers at the handmade market

On November 9th, we are supporting Hospice of Wake County, an organization that provides loving end of life care in our community. If you or someone you know could make a contribution, Hospice and The Handmaidens would both appreciate it. Your contribution is tax-deductible, plus your donation will be seen by all of the shoppers who attend The Handmade Market and purchase Charity Raffle tickets. Sound good? Submit your donation information here!

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