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Welcome to Makers’ Market at the Guild Hall in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada!

We’re a group of craftspeople, artists, bakers and artisans, people who imagine, design, make and do.  We change daydreams into reality.  We work with our hands, our minds and our hearts.  We handle flours and flowers, beads and threads, oils and cloth, yarns and glass, stones and butter, stuffing and clay, socks and silver.  Creative juices are freely flowing and boredom is unknown!

Every Friday morning the Guild Hall at 72 Charlotte Street is filled with laughter, chatter and friendliness.  We hope you’ll come over to visit us!  Take some time to enjoy a coffee and maybe a breakfast in The Hub, the Guild Hall’s restaurant.

Our creations will keep you warm and make you look cool.  They’ll feed and satisfy your insides.  They’ll clean and beautify your outsides.  You’ll find bling for home and body.  We cater to playfulness and elegance, from the ridiculous to the sublime.  We provide for people and pets.

Whether you react with lively conversation or with silent contemplation, we hope you enjoy Friday mornings at Makers’ Market as much as we do!

WOW it’s hot.  This has been a true summer with notable record-breaking temperatures.  We hope you’ll come to visit us at the Guild Hall to enjoy a cool visit  with our group at the Makers’ Market. 

 Take pleasure in the creativity of our craftspeople and artisans.   You’ll find unique treasures of delightful pottery, soothing soap, and hand-crafted jewellery.  To add to the finds you will see aprons, knitted sweaters, handbags, baby items and dog treats.  Savour the aroma of fresh cinnamon buns, a breakfast sandwich or take home a pan of  lasagna from Lucy’s Café .

 We warmly welcome Karon Designs to our 2011 season.  Karon, one of the original artisans with the Makers’ Market, brings unique handmade jewellery designs using precious metals and natural materials.       

 Our thanks to both vendors and visitors who are making this market Port Colborne’s  most exciting ongoing community event.

 

It’s just about time for some nice warm weather and the month of June brings us a promise that summer will soon be upon us. 

If you have the opportunity to visit us at the Markers’ Market, you will find a medley of crafters, bakers and cooks with items that express their unique creativity.   Enjoy a walk about the Guild Hall to visit previous vendors and new ones.  We invite you to come and meet us.

Spring is here again, the air is getting warmer after a long cold winter, and the robins have come back to us.  Makers’ Market opens again after a winter’s rest, all refreshed with new products and welcoming new vendors and new customers.  We look forward to greeting old friends and catching up on the news.  Come have a coffee and maybe breakfast at The Hub, chat with the Makers’ Market vendors, and then have a wander around the Farmers’ Market across the street.  We look forward to seeing you once again on Friday mornings, starting March 25, 2011.

Holiday Season

It’s time to get started on all that holiday shopping for loved ones and friends!  Some customers began by attending our recent Christmas Evening.

Makers' Market Christmas Shopping Evening

At Makers’ Market you’ll find a wide assortment of gifts, and price tags to suit every budget.  Quite a few items are $20 and less, some even as low as $1!  Here is a sampling:

 

Christmas cookies from "gobsmacked"

Christmas hat from "Wendy Standish soap etc."

Soaps, ointments and oils by Wendy Standish

Many beautiful pottery items are under $20

Yesteryear has many gorgeous arrangements for Christmas

Cosmo Cookies offers treats for your doggie friends

Meticulous needlework from our smocking ladies

Unscented soaps by Wendy Standish

A few smaller items from our quilting table

A necklace from Crowsnest

November news

Just a reminder of our Christmas at Makers’ Market evening.  This event takes place today, Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Besides our regular vendors, we will have many new people on board, and the Guild Hall at 72 Charlotte St., Port Colborne, will be very full!

Of course, besides this special evening, Makers’ Market is open in the Guild Hall every Friday morning.  We’ve had a new vendor selling her knitted items the last several weeks.  She offers knitted and crocheted sweaters, slippers and ponchos, etc.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  This winter we are closing at Christmas and reopening on March 25, 2011 for the new season.  We will return with fresh ideas and new creations, and look forward to seeing you in the spring.

New vendors are welcome!  As 2010 draws to a close, this is a good time to start planning for the new year.  Perhaps you have a serious hobby you wish to take a bit farther?  Maybe you already sell at some craft shows, but would like a regular venue for sales?  One which keeps you out of the hot sun, cold, wind and rain?  Why not give Makers’ Market a try?  Tables are available by the week or by the year.

We would especially like to hear from artisans working in different media such as painting, sculpting, weaving, wood carving, glass working, high quality paper crafts, book binding, etc., so as to provide our customers with as large a variety of creative choices as possible.

We’d love to hear from you!  Whether you are a customer or a potential vendor, please come visit us at today’s Christmas sale, and every Friday morning until Christmas, and again next spring for the new 2011 season beginning March 25.

Here’s an announcement for everyone, but especially those unable to come out to see us on Friday mornings.  You may be interested in marking your calendar for our Christmas Open House.  On Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., we will be here at the Guild Hall for our special Christmas evening.  Come by yourself for a little bit of secret shopping, or gather a group of pals and combine it with a bit of socializing.  We hope you’ll plan to join us!

Come celebrate Christmas in July with us at Makers’ Market all this month!  Get an early start on all your gift gathering.  Shopping at a leisurely pace in warm summer weather is so much more pleasant, don’t you think?  While you’re buying your fresh produce at the Farmers’ Market just pop across the street into the Guild Hall to see us and discover our group of craftspeople and artisans.  We’re here every Friday morning throughout the year.

By the way, there’s a rumour that Mrs. Santa Claus may make an appearance on July 2.  Come join us!

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