Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift, or maybe something fresh for yourself?
For handmade items from more than 35 talented local artists and artisans, head to The Mayton Inn on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m., for the Locally Made Market.
The event is free and family-friendly, so kids and adults are welcome to browse the array of pop-up shops around the hotel, at 301 S. Academy St.
Lizzie Chadbourne of Lo & Behold Naturals has been a vendor at Locally Made Market for a few years. Her non-toxic and all-natural skincare products are handmade and can be found in salons and spas around the Triangle.
“My favorite part of being a vendor at local craft shows is seeing loyal repeat customers, meeting new customers, and seeing my maker friends,” Chadbourne said.
Noelle Whitley of Bumble & Hound agrees that the event is great for vendors, allowing them to connect with customers.
“The Locally Made Market is a fantastic opportunity for local artists to showcase their work and connect with shoppers and fellow artisans in an upscale setting,” said Whitley, who makes handmade dog accessories, including bandanas, shirts, hand-dyed rope leashes and grooming supplies.
Staci Sawyer Phebus of Juniper Bay Metals will bring her organically inspired, handcrafted jewelry. “Texture, organic design, color and refined detail are cherished elements that appear throughout my work,” reads her artist’s statement.
Buying from small vendors keeps money circulating in the local community and supports the makers directly. The first 50 shoppers will receive a mug depicting the fountain in Cary’s Downtown Park, created by Happy Tines. Additional giveaways are planned for the end of the event.
Because the Locally Made Market is located at The Mayton Inn, you can indulge in brunch at Verandah restaurant before the event or grab some lunch after you’ve finished shopping.
For a complete list of vendors and other updates, follow Locally Made Market on Facebook, Instagram @locallymademarket, and the website, locallymademarket.com.