Maker’s Markets in Downtown Evanston invites the community to shop for hundreds of handmade goods, from original art to handbags, in a covered parking garage.
Located on the 5th floor of the “movie theater” parking garage in Downtown Evanston, this market is a weather-proof event, with vendors setting up alongside their parked cars and selling direct to the public.
Markets take place on the first Sunday of May, August and October. Entering its fourth year, the community’s enthusiasm for this laid back “parking garage sale” has grown year after year.
“I look forward to the Maker’s Markets every year! There is a strong variety of sellers, at all price points. It’s a really fun market to shop,” says volunteer and Evanston Made Board Member, Anne Laverick.
For many vendors, taking goods to market can be stressful and expensive, but the Maker’s Markets are focused on welcoming all levels of makers.
“Accessibility to consumers is essential for makers and not every maker can afford traditional art fairs and markets,” says Evanston Made Founder and Executive Director Lisa Degliantoni. “This market is not only affordable, making it low risk, it’s also weather proof as it’s held inside a covered parking garage!”
Evanston Made encourages people to shop and share their purchases on social media using hashtags that grow awareness for handmade goods, using #shopevanston #shophandmade #evanstonmade #buydirect.
Maker’s Markets take place May 1, August 7 and October 2, 12-5p, at 1800 Maple Avenue in Downtown Evanston. Free parking!
If you would like more information, please call Lisa Degliantoni at 847-544-8205 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Evanston Made