This is a community announcement from the Ithaca Maker’s Market. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ithaca Maker’s Market, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cliff Street Retreat at 407 Cliff Street in Ithaca, is the perfect venue for holiday shopping for your friends, family, or just yourself; so mark your calendars! A varied and distinctive assortment of over 40 Finger Lakes artisans will be selling their items in an industrial warehouse transformed into a holiday wonderland, with plenty of free parking, and even a complimentary coat check with stroller parking.
Local artisans themselves, Hala Ostwani, of Foundry Workshops & Heya Design, and Shaunessy Bloom, of Barracuda Brand, have curated an event that will delight all who gather to shop, enjoy local beer, wine, and cider, as well as food from several local food trucks and plenty of indoor cafe seating. A kids’ area with games and craft activities will keep the little ones entertained and there are even two boats on display where you can sit and drink your beer, wine and cider.
Shoppers can peruse from a wide selection of handmade goods ranging from candles, art prints, jewelry, leather bags and wallets, apothecary products and reusable bags, to custom fitted overalls and gourmet macaroons. There will also be, among other items, home decor, millinery, and last but not least – locally crafted spirits.
As artisans, Shaunessy and Hala understand the work and process that go into making products by hand, and are greatly appreciative of owning and gifting items that are not only unique, but support craft as an art form. Every item purchased from an artisan supports someone’s dream and connects us to a larger community that allows our inner creativity to blossom.
The Ithaca Maker’s Market is a collective that supports creatively sourced products and producers of this regional area, and the place to find truly unique and innovative gifts this holiday season.
Be sure to join us, we look forward to seeing you there! Go to ithacamakersmarket.com for a detailed list of all vendors.