Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Made It! Market for the Holidays Comes to Bakery Square November 30, 2012 & December 1, 2012


I Made It! Market, the city’s nomadic indie craft marketplace, will pop into Bakery Square for their sixth annual I Made It! for the Holidays event. This year’s event features more than 90 local artisans selling all handmade wares. Shoppers can meet and talk with the artists who are our neighbors throughout the Pittsburgh region on Friday, November 30 from 5 pm - 10 pm and Saturday, December 1 from 11 am - 6 pm.

Friday’s festivities include the lighting of Bakery Square’s building in red to acknowledge World AIDS Awareness Day by the Delta Foundation. On Saturday, a pop up beer garden will be hosted by Tapped and Santa will be on site to pose for pictures.

Last year I Made It! Market welcomed 7,000 shoppers over the two-day event. This year’s artists will include a diverse mixture of goods including ceramics, housewares, jewelry, clothing, bath and body products, giftware, prints, letterpress, sweet treats, plush, children’s items and much more.

This pop up marketplace offers shoppers the opportunity to shop for all of their holiday needs in one space, choosing handmade and local offerings. The makers will be on hand to share their passion for creating unique products and will often work with customers to produce custom orders just in time for the holidays.

Each purchase made at I Made It! Market benefits our local micro economy by supporting an artist from our region who is able to continue to make a living through their art, some even sourcing their materials locally. Additionally, many I Made It! artists utilize repurposed or recycled materials in the creation of new ones including plush, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more.

Several of the Steel Town Etsy team members will be exhibiting their wares at this market including:

After Dinner Designs
AJW Creations
Barker's Herbs & Heirlooms
Bel Monili 
Bonne Amy
Charmed by Nature
Cowboy Goods
Creative Customology
Designs by Samantha
Diane Wright Designs
Erra Creations
Everyday Balloons
Go Carr Go
Green Bubble Gorgeous
Judith Browne Calligraphy
Junxtaposition
Lazypeas
Nina Ramone
Recycled Reads
Red Robot Design & Illustration
Silentlotus Creations
Strawberry Luna
The Pretty 1
The Pretty Little 1
Trilodeon
Vehement Romantic
Wild Notions
Wren & Rita
Whimsical Wonders

The I Made It! Market creates events with a two-fold mission in mind: to provide the opportunity for regional craftspeople to establish small businesses and to partner with non-profit, arts, and community groups to raise awareness and financial assistance for their causes.

Partner with IMI!: For more information including sponsorship and partnerships, or to vend at a future I Made It! Market event, contact info@imadeitmarket.com.

Access a listing of all participating artists: http://imadeitmarket.com/i-made-it-for-the-holidays-2012-2/

Find their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/imadeitmarket

Their Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/117011748449077

And find them on Twitter @imadeitmarket

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