Are you ready to dive into the vibrant world of artisanal craftsmanship and creativity? Scheduled for September 30th and October 1st at the Fairgrounds, the upcoming Markets for Makers event in Nashville (the first one back since 2019) promises to be an exciting showcase of 120+ makers from across Tennessee and beyond. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place while enjoying free parking, wonderful food, a photo booth, a DIY counter, and an incredible atmosphere.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the remarkable makers who will be featured at this event:
1. Carvedian – Crafting Woodwork with Precision From TN
Hailing from Tennessee, Ian Meyers, AKA Carvedian, is a woodworker who transforms ordinary pieces of wood into stunning works of art. His craftsmanship and attention to detail are sure to leave you in awe. From intricate wooden utensils to functional home decor, Carvedian’s creations are a testament to the beauty of natural materials.
2. The Shoe Man With Angel’s Custom Creations – A Legacy of TN Cobblers
The Shoe Man is a fifth-generation shoe cobbling business with roots in Tennessee. Family-owned and operated for five generations, they offer beautiful products, engraving, embroidery, and more. They will also be setting up a shine station at the market, so attendees can witness the art of shoe shining while enjoying the event.
3. Ginger and Pearl – Adorn Yourself with Semi-Precious Jewelry From TN
Ginger and Pearl, a Tennessee-based maker, specializes in fine metals and semi-precious gemstone jewelry that sparkles like the night sky. She also customizes pieces, so you can get a little something as unique as you are.
4. Brooke Schneider Ceramics – Inspired by the South and Crafted in Nashville
Nashville’s very own Brooke Schneider Ceramics draws inspiration from the southern landscape to create functional ceramic pieces. Her work captures the essence of the region, making her pieces both visually appealing and practical for everyday use.
5. Sanae Intoxicants – Crafted Scents and Beauty from Nashville
Sanae Intoxicants brings a sensory experience to the market. With a range of perfumes, candles, and beauty products, this Nashville-based maker offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of fragrance. Keep an eye out for their captivating perfume-making kit.
6. The Wallflower Shoppe – Sustainable Creations from FL
The Wallflower Shoppe, a mother-daughter maker duo from Florida, has been a loyal presence at many Markets for Makers events. They specialize in crafting sustainable, plant-based candles and other home decor products, reflecting their commitment to eco-friendly living.
7. Laura Maureen Designs – Modern Jewelry with a Vintage Flare From TN
Laura Maureen Designs, based in Tennessee, infuses modern jewelry and accessories with a vintage touch. Her creations are perfect for those looking to add equal parts whimsy and timeless elegance to their style.
8. Ladicani Design – Leather Accessories From FL
Another loyal maker from Florida, Ladicani Design has gained recognition for their gorgeous leather accessories. If you’ve attended previous markets, you might have already admired their craftsmanship.
9. Luke Hobbs Design – Vintage-Inspired Lighting From CA
From sunny California, Luke Hobbs Design travels to Markets for Makers with handcrafted, vintage-inspired lighting. His creations illuminate spaces with a warm, nostalgic glow that’s bound to captivate your imagination.
10. Kate Koel – Timeless Jewelry From FL
Kate Koel, a loyal Florida maker who has graced many Markets for Makers events, offers a stunning collection of jewelry. Her pieces are known for their timeless beauty and craftsmanship.
11. House of Ivy – Handmade Concrete Decor from IL
Hailing from Illinois, House of Ivy is a recent addition to the Markets for Makers family. Specializing in handmade concrete decor, these pieces will add a touch of industrial elegance to any space.
12. Iron Collective – A Story in Photographs from TN
Iron Collective’s journey began in 1938 when Frank, the founder’s grandfather, captured candid moments in South America. Today, their candle and fragrance brand is inspired by these stunning images, featuring a blend of ruggedness and elegance.
13. Happy Little Mother – Trucker Hats and Jewelry from TN
Homegrown in Franklin, Happy Little Mother is bringing their adorable mobile trailer, lovingly known as the Mother Trucker, to the market, where they will offer custom trucker hats and jewelry that are sure to bring a smile to your face.
14. Mountain Feather Designs – Permanent Jewelry (On-Site Service)
Mountain Feather Designs will be offering permanent jewelry on-site during the market, allowing you to adorn yourself with unique and meaningful pieces that were built to last.
15. Kukie MUNCHster – Stuffed Cookies and More From FL
Kukie MUNCHster, a Florida-based maker, is known for stuffed cookies that people go nuts for. They’ve even expanded to offer sugar-free and vegan options, ensuring that everyone can indulge in their delectable treats after working up an appetite shopping.
As you prepare to attend the Markets for Makers event in Nashville, keep these talented artisans in mind. Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted wooden pieces, unique scents, or anything else, the world is your oyster. At Markets for Makers, you’re bound to find something that resonates with your taste and style while celebrating the artistry that thrives in Nashville and beyond. Don’t miss out on this creative extravaganza!
Book your tickets on our website before we sell out, and check out our entire list of incredible makers. We can’t wait to see you there!