In the spirit of the season, the event will be a “Holiday Market.” The market will feature more than 30 local creators selling clothing, jewelry, pottery and more. Vendors will be announced in the near future.
The event will also feature food by The Pairing Knife, wine provided by Chamisal Vineyards and live entertainment by the Chimo Brothers and DJ Danny Style. Event coordinator Angela Boyd said there will be covered areas to counteract forecasted rain on Saturday.
“Usually there are about 400 to 500 attendees for this event, so I’m really hoping it will be the same, even with the rain,” Boyd said.
Boyd will also be facilitating a raffle via the organization’s Instagram (@makeshiftmakersmarket), where she will raffle off items donated by event vendors. Those interested were able to enter the giveaway until Thursday evening.
According to the Makeshift Makers Market website, the event aims to encourage attendees to come and enjoy “shopping small, quality over quantity, connecting with each other and creating an awesome experience while you shop.”
The first ever Makeshift Makers Market event occurred in February of 2018 at Bang the Drum Brewery. Founders Angela Boyd and Kelly Edwards imagined the event would be a way to gather creative local artists. The response to the first event was very positive, they said. Since then, the group has hosted a variety of events in San Luis Obispo. Past venues include Nautical Bean, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Biddle Ranch Vineyard.
Anne Marie Lopez, a business administration junior and the owner of the vintage-inspired clothing brand VNNYL, has been a vendor at several Makeshift Makers Markets in the past.
“It’s a place that brings aspiring artists together to showcase their brands’ culture and lifestyle,” Lopez said. “You can put a face to the brand and support small businesses.”
The event has been successful in gathering community members and Cal Poly students, especially. Psychology junior Madi Davis attended events in the past and plans to do so again in the future.
“I think it’s really cool that these vendors bring one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted products to the market,” Davis said. “You can find things there that you probably won’t find anywhere else.”