OUR OBJECTIVE

Our markets are carefully curated with Makers who create items you can’t easily find in stores. Discover of one-of-a-kind or small batch items you never thought to look for with Makers specializing in home decor, fashion, art, design, food, and more. We aim to forge the relationship between independent artists and their future loyal customers.

MEET OUR TEAM

We’re three moms that love markets!

I’m Natalie (in the middle), after I started my own small business with my best friend, I started markets in 2015 so that I could find a fun cool market to be a part of in my community. I oversee all new cities, marketing, strategy and making sure everything is planned for every market.

Later, I met Tara (left) who owned a company that scouted markets and helped people keep in the know of all of the local makers. Tara’s passion for markets and makers was a perfect fit for her. She now manages all makers and coordinates with venues to help us make sure the day of the market is as smooth as possible and all makers are on the same page.

Nineeve (right) started working as a scout for our markets finding new makers, now she manages all social media, influencer management and helps coordinate sponsorships for our markets. Any

We hope to see you at a future market!

HOW WE STARTED

Founded in 2015, Markets for Makers has seen explosive growth and success of all of our markets through collaborations with key community partners and the use of social media and marketing. Renowned for our ability to promote markets, we expanded across the US within a few short years.

Our markets are different in that they comprise a diverse collection of handmade makers, boutiques, vintage and unique items you can’t find in stores.

Attendees can enjoy these hundreds of Makers while also enjoying food, drinks, DIY experiences and photo walls that create memorable experiences.Our markets have lasting impacts on local neighborhoods and communities that we are a part of by naturally revitalizing local economies.

“IT PAINS ME TO SEE SMALL BUSINESSES CLOSE THEIR DOORS.”

In a country full of “cookie-cutter” cities, where every city has the same franchises, box stores, and entertainment, I wanted to create something that would break the mold of “Small Town, USA” and help inspire and support Makers, which in turn revitalized local economies.

As a lifelong frequenter of markets all over the world, in Europe, Asia, and major US cities, my goal was to create each city’s best market.

We set out to transform gorgeous venues and create a friendly, inviting, and inclusive environment where we brought people together again to connect, inspire, and champion each other.

Our goal was to have everyone leave better than when they arrived, because our motto will always be, “We rise by lifting others.”

– Natalie Christensen Founder

Our Markets

Miami

Miami Design District
Jungle Plaza 3801 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Jacksonville

The Glass Factory
601 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Chicago

Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

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