"You’ve probably heard the expression “they don’t make ’em like they used to” at some point, especially from your grandparents. But we’ve got news for you — they do.
The art and skill of making a handcrafted item is something many people think is lost to the ages, but here in Duval, there are many who would disagree with that.
Taryn Nilsen and Sara Flowers are two locals trying to help the makers, artisans and crafters get into the limelight and share their work with the community through what they call, “The Makery,” and the coinciding event dubbed, “The Makers Market.”
"The Makery Market will be an event for everyone. It will have lots of Makers selling their goods, Make-and-Take stations where you can work with a Maker to create something awesome and take it home, informational workshops, a kid area, a toddler area as well as food trucks and Engine 15’s Biergarten."
MARCH 29, 2017
BY MANDY NIESEN
The inaugural Makers Market, April 29-30 at The Glass Factory, is a curated market where independent makers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs along with the local community can gather and inspire one another. The event features make-and-take workshops, DIY demonstrations and music along with artisan food and drink. Handmade, reclaimed, and vintage items will be featured with a focus on fresh design and exceptional workmanship. Vendors participating in the inaugural event include Nicole Made This, Driftaway Jewelry, Lavender Bee, The Happy Sea, Couture Gems, Zany DU Designs and many more. Free entry. 11 AM - 5 PM both days. themakeryjax.com