The holidays are coming up fast, and there are plenty of makers in the Milwaukee area are here to fill your need for unique hand-made gifts. In the next few weeks there are a number of events that promote making and supporting our makers means you’ve got a chance to make a maker happy, and make the recipient of a gift happy. Everyone wins!

We’ve got two events coming up on Saturday, November 25th, and Saturday, November 26th, 2017. Milwaukee’s Urban Garage Sale is back again and will be at the Mitchell Park Domes annex building and will bring together 65 talented local vendors, sound providers and foodies to create an alternative holiday shopping experience. Find out more on their Facebook page.

Also on the 25th & 26th is the Milwaukee Makers Market. You’ll find jewelry makers, artists, and designers. Locally-made products include ceramics, women’s clothing, leather goods, candles, and more. Find out more on their Facebook page.

If you plan things right, you’ll have plenty of time to visit both events. Who knows, you might be able to get most of your holiday shopping done in a single weekend!

If you really want an action-packed weekend, our friends at Milwaukee Makerspace are once again hosting their Holiday Make-A-Thon on Friday, November 24th, 2017 where you can get hands-on and make your own gifts. Join them for this free event from 1pm to 5pm and walk away with a laser-cut ornament, a 3D printed mini vase, a dog toy, or your first soldering project!

Finally, the Cream City Creatives will be presenting nearly 50 of Milwaukee’s finest artists and crafters on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at Turner Hall. Cream City Creatives hopes to represent all of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, and will offer a diverse and eclectic mixture of handmade creations. They’ll have returning artists as well as first-timers.

We look forward to joining these makers to check out the things they’ve created and support their efforts. We hope you will, too!

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