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Craft Handmade Turns Two!

Holiday Craft Market

From our friends at Flint Handmade:

Our 11th Annual Holiday Craft Market will feature over 40 local crafters and artisans with a large variety of unique, modern handmade items such as original illustrations, vintage-inspired jewelry, knit and crocheted goods, hand-poured candles, natural bath and beauty products, plush toys and much more.

The first 25 shoppers of the day will receive free goodie bags filled with vendor coupons, merchandise, and other treats. Balance and Beauty Collective will offer body-positive spa services on stage.

The Temple Dining Room inside The Masonic Temple is open for sit-down and take-out lunches during the Craft Markets. Coffee and other hot beverages are available from Hot Cups/Wanna Spoon in the lobby.

Admission is $1. Kids 12 and under are free!

FREE PARKING in the Masonic Temple, Chase Bank and St. Paul's Episcopal Church parking lots as well as on Saginaw and surrounding streets!

allora art and design
Angelic Soaps and Gifts
Anne Curle Art + Design
Bardon Cottage
Charlie and Will Shop
Chic Mom Designs
Flint Candle Co.
Free Range Crafty
Good and Evil Studios
Gunpowder Cosmetics
Jordyn Alison Designs
Karl Delagrange Pottery LLC
Kyla Renee Handmade
L S Handmade Bags
Luna Rosa Boutique
Lydia's Vintage
Madge and Gert
Masons Eco Mom
Mina Mittens
Olive + Indio
Opulent Artisan Crafts
Poison Ivy designs
Polished Findings
Prettiest Peanut Boutique
Printer & Press
Purl You Crazy
Small House Farm
South Olive Studio
Stardust Studios
Steel Steam & String Studio
Sweet Woodruff
The Roots of Design

Dally in the Alley

Cass Corridor, Detroit, MI
From Dally in the Alley:

Dally In The Alley is one of Detroit's longest-running events. Organized by volunteers and the North Cass Community Union- All without aid of corporate sponsorship- this festival is set in the unique and historic alleys and streets of the north Cass Corridor. A neighborhood celebration of local musicians, artists, restaurants, vendors and people of all sorts. Dally is open and welcoming to ALL people, regardless of, well, anything. Dally features LOCAL music, art, organizations and vendors. We depend on the community's support, so please BUY A BEER/ BEVERAGE from US, buy a Dally t-shirt and/or poster, support our vendors and respect each other!
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Dally:
1. We are family-friendly, especially earlier. Bring your kids to the Kid's Fair area.
2. Come with an open mind. Dally celebrates the rich diversity of humanity and you should too!
3. We celebrate local musicians, so if you like someone let them know!
4. We support local visual artists, so take plenty of pictures of their stuff!
5. Buy beer from us!
6. Love one another.

Mo Pop Festival

Riverfront Park, Detroit, MI
Handmade Detroit is presenting the Craft Bazaar inside the Mo Pop Festival! We've curated 20 of our favorite local makers and crafters inside one giant tent at this awesome 2 day long concert.

For a full lineup of the bands, crafters and activities at Mo Pop, visit the Mo Pop website!


Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Ypsilanti, MI
- 75 Vendors reppin' the best in handmade and vintage from around the corner to around the country
- hand crafted food, drink + brews
- full lineup of local and regional indie music

Saturday August 5: 11-8 (bands 'til 11)
Sunday August 6: 12-6

check out this year's vendors at:

Merry Market

The Detroit Mercantile Co., Detroit, MI
From the Facebook event page:

The Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market is a fun and festive event that brings local and regional vendors together in the unique atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co — giving Detroiters, and metro-Detroiters, the opportunity to support local business while shopping for high-quality goods.

Started in 2012, The Merry Market is a natural holiday extension of the mission of The Detroit Mercantile Co. — to support small, local business, and provide customers with a unique selection of high quality items.

This year the Merry Market will be open to the public on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.

Admission is FREE and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

DIY Street Fair

The 10th annual DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer & cocktails, Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists, crafters and makers. You won't want to miss this fair!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
Find unique local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 12th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's largest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, December 1: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 3: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)