The Makers Markets at Arlene’s, produced by Arlene’s Artist Materials, celebrates its 4th year of bringing the best of the best handmade vendors from NYS Capital Region and beyond. The invitational markets are scheduled to take place this summer outside in the store’s parking lot every Saturday starting July 10th till August 28th from 11am to 4 pm. “There is nothing like a Makers Market day at Arlene’s” says Market Manager Andrew Ochal. “There is this dynamic hustle and bustle of makers interacting with each other and community members. The energy is so positive and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. It's truly one of my favorite things to see the Makers doing their thing.”
Storied Coffee will have a POP up store at the markets selling their artfully crafted, and locally sourced coffee and milk tea drinks. They have two locations, one on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia, NY and the second on Union St in Schenectady, NY, that are dedicated to quality, craft and fostering memorable experiences. Storied proudly features coffees roasted by Kru Coffee in Saratoga Springs, NY, including their signature Storied Blend No.1. They also feature an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas from Short and Stout Tea Co. in Guilderland, NY. Come to the markets and enjoy what Storied Coffee and our vendors have to offer.
Invited Makers include bag designer and maker Allison Piracci with Solulu Handmade, baker Cheyenne Simmons with Great Exbaketations Bakery, woodworker Chris Conlon with Skulls and Sawdust, potter/sculptor Hannah Hutchinson with Just Noise Ceramics, artist Kasmira Demyan, printmaker and fabric artist Kathy Klompas with Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio, jeweler Katie Nare with Katie Nare Jewelry, artist Rebecca A. Flis, potter Ross Kunze, potter Beth Joslin, candlemaker and graphic artist Christine Ekstrom with Rise and Pine Candles, maker Dan Beck, maker Erin Eckler with EQWilbert, jeweler Lisa Frazer with ZoePea, artist and metalsmith Marissa Perkins, mosaic artist Noelle Adamoschek, artist Paul Hergenrother with PhD Design and photograpghy, and potter and illustrator Sarah Haze with Round Designs.
The Makers Markets at Arlene’s are free to attend and open to the public. Not to mention family friendly and a great place to get that unique one of a kind thing. There will be something for everyone and you’re sure to find something you love. You’ll be glad you shop locally and support local makers. Mark your calendars now and hope to see you there.