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The Guild @ 980 Brings Pop-Up Markets to Northampton

03-img_20161108_120345101With 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.

09-img_20161108_120452351Visitors 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:


Guild Artisans:

  • 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

solysombreThe 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 The tabling fee is only $10.00 for vendors. There will be extra tables available to those who cannot bring their own.

To stay updated on new vendors and last minute event info, visit the Facebook event pages for November 12  and December 10
pop-up markets.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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