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.

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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.

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!


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

Call for Volunteers!

Hello friends,

Would you like to be a part of  The Handmade Market? Do you have a few hours to volunteer at The Handmade Market on Saturday, May 3rd? We need some help getting artists set up, handing out goody bags, and just being on hand to help keep things running smoothly. We don’t ask you to stay for more than a few hours, and you are guaranteed a goody bag plus a little something special from The Handmaidens to show our appreciation. Please sign up here if you can help out!

If you’re not available on May 3rd, we can always use some help promoting the show — hanging fliers and distributing postcards. Please get in touch if you have a few minutes to spread the word.


Our volunteers are the best! Many thanks!!

get to know our new sponsor: Shop Local Raleigh


Please give a warm Handmade Market welcome to our new sponsor Shop Local Raleigh!

Shop Local Raleigh promotes locally owned and operated businesses and works to educate consumers, business owners and the Raleigh community about the many benefits of spending locally.

Shop Local Raleigh has two bright sides to their coin. On the one side we as consumers can easily find a list of hundreds of local independent business owners in the area.  And there are awesome deals to take part in, like $20 on the 20th!

On the other side, members of Shop Local Raleigh are promoted through local television and radio ads, social media and directly on the Shop Local Raleigh website. (check out their colorful Instagram, you’ll want to start following them!) Members have access to networking and training events along with tips and articles to better their business. In this day of websites for just about every business, you need your home page to make a good first impression, right? Shop Local Raleigh has some great insights for you to be a success at this. Check it out here

The bottom line… when we spend money locally, it helps our own communities and neighborhoods. In fact here are 10 good reasons to Shop Local…Raleigh!

So Show Some Local Love!

and thank YOU Shop Local Raleigh for showing some love to The Handmade Market!

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