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.
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