It was such an epic day I’m going to have to split it into two posts! Today is Part 1: the Makers Market. We were there to set up bright and early, and the Market opened around 11. I was working the booth for the Refinery, and we had a great day! I was also thrilled to have lots of good friends there selling their handmade wares, and was fortunate enough to make some really great new friends, too. This isn’t a comprehensive list of vendors (you can find that here) but it is a collection of scenes from my favorites.
Scroll on through, wish you had come, and click on over to see what all these awesome folks are doing around our area.
Luckily, the Makers Market was just outside the gates of Due South, so we got to enjoy the live music all day while people shopped with us. It was such an awesome event, and I so appreciated the focus on high quality, hand made, locally made goods from around the region. I loved getting to spend the day with my maker friends, and I’m so pleased to report that I made a few new ones. Keep an eye out for them on O&P!
I just wanted to drop in today to give you the scoop on Due South, a fantastic event going on over in Thomasville, Georgia tomorrow!
The bands are going to be the bomb, but what I want to share more with you today is all the Makers!
The Makers Market will be going on from noon to five on Saturday, April 26th. There are 30 amazing makers, selling all sorts of handmade goods from candles to bags to knives. In fact, I’ve featured 3 of them right here on Oysters & Pearls in the past! Let me reintroduce you to:
My good friend Marc will be at the Makers Market selling his unbelievably gorgeous tobacco slat cutting boards, frames, trays, and wall art, along with some of his beeswax hand balm and chapstick. I know he’d love to see ya!
My buddy Will Manning is making the trek from Athens this weekend to show us what he’s been working on since he left Tallahassee. He’ll have a variety of knives with him and will be taking custom orders, so be sure to get in line early!
In addition to these Makers who are close to my heart and my blog, there are an unbelievable amount of crazy-talented people converging on Due South to sell their handmade wares. Check them all out!
Last night was the Downtown Bainbridge Art & Wine Walk, and while I didn’t snap nearly enough pictures, I wanted to share a few of them with you. We had so much fun exploring our local businesses downtown!
Art & Wine Walkers in Downtown Bainbridge
Snapping Pictures in 401 Broad
Atelier at 401 Broad in Downtown Bainbridge
The View from Atelier at 401 Broad in Downtown Bainbridge
Art by Local Artists Ashley Long and Vicki Bailey in Artsy on the Square in Downtown Bainbridge
Local Artist Ashley Long and Jessica Grace of The Refinery in front of Ashley’s Mural in the Yard at Crave Eatery in Downtown Bainbridge
The Refinery now has candles on each and every table at Crave Eatery – Thanks, Lori!
Good Morning from Bainbridge on Instagram, @goodmorningbainbridge
Pretty awesome, right?
– No pictures, but the Museum downtown is awesome. I could spend days in there.
– Meeting new friends along the way. There were 19 stops, and we didn’t make them all, but we had a lot of fun trying! A good time was had by all, and I would be willing to bet that there are a few headaches around town this morning if you made all 19 stops. ;)
This year’s A&WW was so much more fun than last year’s. I can only hope it will keep on getting better! Thanks to Downtown for participating and to everyone who came out!
I’ll be baking all day (I have the day off!) so at least I won’t be wishing I was outside. It’s supposed to pour all day! Please cross your collective fingers that it quits before the party we are hosting tomorrow evening to honor my BIL and his fiancé!!