Maker’s Market is BACK!

ANNOUNCING: The 2012 Traverse City Maker’s Market!

We are so excited to share the first details of the 2012 Traverse City Makers Market! Once again, the market will be northern Michigan’s not-to-be-missed indie handmade event of the year! Like last year, our jury will select top-notch indie artisans from all over Michigan. PLUS it’s getting even better thanks to some fabulous friends at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons!

Applications are now open, so send yours today and spread the word to all your creative friends! Here are a few more details about the 2012 Maker’s Market:

New Location

This year, TCMM will be held on the Piazza at Grand Traverse Commons, allowing us to make a few great improvements. Most importantly, this beautiful outdoor venue will allow us to host even more Michigan artists than ever before! It’s also surrounded by some of Traverse City’s most unique and excellent local eateries, shops and wineries, so you can spend some time at the Market, then explore what the Village has to offer (which is a lot … believe us)!

New, Earlier Date

Maker’s Market will take place Saturday, September 22, 2012.

Though October has been a lovely time to have our event over the past few years, we’ve decided to take advantage of the most amazing month to be outside (in our humble opinions). That said, we’ve bumped our dates up to September — late enough to coordinate your color tour trip (with a stop at the Market, of course), but early enough that sunshine is still at a premium.

Application Open Through July

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the indie craft circuit or just recently opened your first Etsy shop, we want to see your stuff! All independent artists and crafters are encouraged to apply. Check out the application page for all the details.

Music and More

We received such great feedback regarding live music during our past events, so we definitely plan to make that a big part of TCMM 2012. Local music is just as integral to our art community as the visual art represented among our vendors, after all. If you are an independent musician from around Michigan and interested in providing tunes for the day, please let us know.

Spread the News

If you’re not already following on Facebook, you can “Like” Makers Market today to keep up with announcements, cool new blog content and more. You can also sign up for our e-mail newsletter for regular announcements.

We’ll also be adding lots more details in the coming months, so stay tuned for other new things to enjoy at this year’s Market.

See you in September! 


Want to know more? You can refer to our FAQ page for additional questions, but please feel free to contact us if we’ve missed something there. If you’re interested in volunteering with promotion or volunteering at the event itself, let us know!

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