With the upcoming holiday season comes some new opportunities to support our local entrepreneurs and artisans as we head out to buy gifts for friends and family. This year Northampton Street will be hosting multiple unique events that combine shopping, learning and making experiences for their guests.
After recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, The Guild @ 980 is expanding its efforts to support local artisans by hosting a series of Holiday Pop-Up markets. The first will take place this weekend on Saturday, November 12 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m at 980 Northampton Street. The second pop-up at The Guild will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Just down the street at The Foundry (298 Northampton), Second Saturday events will be running in tandem, offering free workshops and gift making projects for youth.
Visitors to The Guild will have the opportunity to check out the ReUse Action store housed on the main floor of the building, which sells reused building materials and salvaged items for those ready to re-purpose them into something new. They can also visit the DIY BFLO and Artists’ Gallery, which features art and gifts created from up-cycled items. Shoppers who are DIYers themselves can also find ideas and materials for their own projects. The third floor, which is home to resident artisan workspaces, will be open to the public for the event. Buffalo’s own Latin jazz artists, Sol Y Sombra, will be performing live music.
The following group of vendors, consisting of both Guild residents and local artisans from the community, will be tabling at the pop-up markets:
- Adam LaFon: Hand made knives
- Alan Hayes: Small batch coffee roasting
- Jenifer Mack: Upholstery, small crafts, remade furniture
- Jenny Miller: Lath Art
- Will Donelson, sculptor
- Karen Opp, crafts
- Mary Kate Morrison, artist
- Craig Shepard, artist
Artisans in the DIY BFLO / ReUse Action gallery:
- Lotus Woodcrafts: Furniture made of reclaimed wood.
- Tim Waziak, upcycled designs
- Cousin Kelly, Scupture
- Richard Rockford, Sculpture
- Shawn Faulkner, Furniture
- Mary Beth Lazzara, Craft
The Guild is still seeking vendors for both markets, so local artisans and food vendors are encouraged to reach out to the organizers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tabling fee is only $10.00 for vendors. There will be extra tables available to those who cannot bring their own.