Shopping Local Couldn’t Be More Fun
I recently shopped the Eastown Street Fair — twice in one day! There were just so many wonderful artisans there that I needed more time to take in all their goods.
I follow a lot of local makers on Instagram and it’s really satisfying seeing a product go from an image on my phone and onto the sales table in front of me. I finally get to hold and see …and even buy!… that item that I watched someone make (even if it was only virtually).
One of my favorite snags was this beautiful green leather bracelet from Grand Rapids-based Hides and Stitches.
You can’t get this stuff at Target, friends!
If you like one-of-a kind goods and shake the hand of the person that made it, keep this list of local craft shows and artist markets in your pocket – there’s a craft show or two going on every weekend!
The Running List of Grand Rapids Craft Shows and Artist Markets
Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday May 9, 2020
Saturday September 19, 2020