Second Use Building Materials is hosting their second annual Handmade & Homegrown Market on Saturday, April 16 from 10–4 p.m. This free, all ages indoor-outdoor market features the work of over 50 local artists, craftsmen, and plant vendors of all varieties, providing artists an opportunity to sell their work and the public a chance to interact with their community and shop small. There will be a food truck and coffee on site, as well as a storewide sale.
“It’s the perfect opportunity to get your garden growing, snag a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift, or finally make it down to our expansive, treasure-filled store,” says Mary Anne Carter, outreach coordinator for Second Use. “It has been an incredible experience to watch the markets grow, and our SODO store become a hub for community engagement and cultural exchange,” Carter continues. “This event is ideal for a wide range of people – families looking for a free activity in a unique location, shoppers dedicated to supporting local artists, creatives interested in the work of fellow makers, homeowners who have heard about Second Use but have yet to make it down to the store, and more.”
The event is curated by a team to ensure variety, quality, and opportunity for artists. No two markets are the same, so even if attendees have been to previous events, there will be something new to see every time, Carter explains. Second Use diverts waste from the landfill through salvaging reusable materials from homes and commercial spaces slated for remodel or demolition and selling it to the public at our SODO retail outlet. Previous markets have included three Handmade Holiday Markets, the Handmade & Homegrown Spring Market, and the Handmade & Reclaimed Fall Market. Each market has been attended by over one thousand guests and continue to grow.
The Handmade & Homegrown Market takes place at Second Use Building Materials, 3223 6th Ave S, Seattle on Saturday, April 16th from 10–4 p.m. Free. For more information: 206-763-6929 or SecondUse.com.