Events

July 12

Reblogged from Oh My Drifter

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

A few weeks ago, I shot the grand opening for Makers Market. You may remember the photos I took at the grand opening party for their San Francisco location. Suzy, the owner, most recently closed down her SF location and opened up a brand new store in Santana Row, San Jose.

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market was founded on the idea of preserving American made goods. Before the Industrial Revolution, America was mainly comprised of artisans. We were makers, thinkers, and tinkerers. Mass production weakened our creativity and Makers Market is pioneering the return of the maker movement in America.

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, there is an outdoor market in the courtyard outside of the shop. The first outdoor market coincided with the grand opening. As a frequenter of large craft fairs, the outdoor market is small and intimate, letting you chat with the makers without having to shout over the noise of crowd. The upcoming dates are July 9th, August 13th, and September 10th. At the July market, they’ll have a flower crown making tutorial by Soaps of 7 Flowers. Can you believe in all of my girly girl years of existence, I’ve never ONCE made a flower crown?!!

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

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I got to meet one of my blog readers, Kristen, at the market too, which was super fun! Here’s her and her adorable daughter, Frida. So sweet!

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

If you share the July Makers Market in the Park event via Facebook, you could win a $50 gift certificate. (Go to the event page, click the ‘Invite’ button on the right below the banner, and choose friends you’d love to attend with. Each friend you share the event with counts as an entry.) The winner will be announced Friday, July 8th.

Makers Market Santana Row Grand Opening

Next on Makers Market’s agenda is trying to secure a San Francisco store. I am so excited to see this business supporting small businesses grow! If you’re in the Bay Area, definitely check out their flagship location:

377 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128

If you’re not in the area, visit their online shop here.

July 11

Reblogged from StyleNik

makersmarketsantanarow_10If you missed the Makers Market fair last month, I have good news: you have three more opportunities to join in the festivities and shop the beautiful, handmade wares and meet some of the makers in person. This Saturday July 9 from 11am until 6pm, head to San Jose’s Santana Row for work by local artisans, wine tasting, live music and bites. The party will be in the park across from Left Bank Brasserie. You can also catch similar festivities on August 11 and September 10.

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I was there for last month’s event (there we are above, thanks to Micaela of Oh My Drifter for the photo!), and it was well worth the trek from Pacifica for a peek at beautiful jewelry from Kirsten MuensterCorey EganAssembly of the WildLen Carella and Jessica Wertz ceramics, and so much more.

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And even if you can’t make it to any of the events—the struggle is real when you have little ones to wrangle, I know—worry not because Maker’s Market has taken up permanent residence at Santana Row, also across from Left Bank Brasserie. Its their first brick and mortar space, and it’s worth a look if only for the amazing macrame piece hanging on the back wall. Not in the Bay Area? Perusing the website is the next best thing to shopping IRL.

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[Photos by Micaela Hoo of Oh My Drifter]

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