The Makers Market: A Crafter’s Showcase has been a popular repeat event in Carlsbad Village. They have expanded the event due to the popularity and the 3rd one of 2021 takes place on Saturday May 1 from 9 am until 4 pm.
The Makers Market is Covid-safe, being held outdoors on the campus of St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church at 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard. The event on May 1 is FREE, but naturally if you are going to shop you’ll want to bring credit cards or cash for gift buying! In order to reduce exposure, the number of booths is limited, so attendees will have plenty of room for social distancing.
All recommended CDC and County health guidelines and protocols will be enforced for everyone, including staff, attendees, vendors, volunteers. And of course wearing masks and social distancing is required. There will be a hand washing station, as well as stations for sanitizing those hands…or bring your own sanitizer!
The Makers Market Crafter Showcase will offer terrific shopping opportunities (think Mother’s and Father’s Days, birthdays, weddings) with self-designed and handcrafted items from 40 local and regional artisans. The vendors are jury-selected only, so you can expect high quality and creativity. And remember – these are all artisan-designed and hand-made, not factory-production, so you’ll find plenty of one-of-a-kind crafts.
As with other arts and crafts events in Carlsbad Village, you can anticipate works of art in a range of mediums – leatherwork, beading, natural jewelry, 3D functional art, re-purposed materials, fabric creations, linen restoration, glass creations, candles, graphic design apparel, and more.
And there’s the bonus of being able to talk with the creators, get your questions answered, and find out what inspired them in their work!
There will be live music, and you’ll likely find food discounts at some of the local eateries who will be thrilled to see you – I bet you are already aware of great places to eat in our Village.
And if by some chance you don’t find the right gifts at the Makers Market Crafter’s Showcase, or even if you do, there are numerous retailers in Carlsbad Village just steps away to explore.
By the way, if you are an artisan interested in participating in one or more of these events (the next one is Saturday June 5th) you can read more and apply online here.
The Makers Market Showcase dates for this Fall 2021 have not been announced.