Over 22 local artisans are participating in the first Alexandria Makers Market next week.
The holiday event is set for Sunday, November 24 from 12-6 p.m. at Port City Brewing Company (3950 Wheeler Avenue).
“My intention with Alexandria Makers Market is to celebrate all the hard-working creatives based in our city, and to enable opportunities for us to showcase our talent,” said market founder Alyssa Kovach in a statement.
“I approached Port City because they are incredible makers themselves. I thought they might appreciate the motivation of this concept in a way that other venues may not be able to relate to. I am so honored and grateful they have agreed to host our inaugural event.”
In addition to a wide variety of vendors to shop from, three ticketed workshop events are scheduled throughout the day. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the workshops, which will be held upstairs in the brewery. All workshop participants will receive a pint of Port City beer during their class.
The workshops include:
- 2:45-1:45 p.m. — Brew Bath Bombs with Truly-Life (using Port City grain)
- 2-3 p.m. — Hand-lettered Ornaments with PrisLetters
3:30-5 p.m. — Holiday Cookie Decorating with From Politics to Pastry
A full list of the scheduled vendors are below:
- FLORA Roots & Stems
- Modern Tally
- Apothecary Spices
- Christine Witmore Art + Illustration
- Narwhal Design Ink
- Garden Home LLC
- Puzzles From Art
- Michael Donahue Photography
- Betsy Jones and Howard Hay Designs
- Liquidated Glassets
- Laura Hooper Calligraphy
- Meg Biram LLC
- Blue Lark Designs
- Chris’s Dishes
- Meg by Hand
- Del Ray Metalworks
- Freshwater Blue Jewelry
- Rose Laine
- A|VA Apparel