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Carnegie Art Center to host monthly 'Makers Market' on its lawn space

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Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:40 pm

Market will take place every second Saturday of the month

The Carnegie Art Center presents a monthly “Makers Market” that will take place outside on its lawn every second Saturday of the month starting in May and going into September. This monthly event will feature up to 35 vendors selling handcrafted goods, vintage items and/or refreshments at 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.

The Carnegie Art Center is usually the main organizer of the arts and crafts show that takes place during the final weekend of Canal Fest. The craft show is also a fundraiser for the nonprofit art organization, as vendors pay a fee to participate. The newly created monthly “Makers Market” will serve as an alternative to the crafts show, since Canal Fest is canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The “Makers Market” will highlight local artists, crafters and other creative vendors while encouraging the community to visit the Carnegie Art Center located in the Sweeney Estate Historic District. It will be a place to purchase handcrafted items including paintings, jewelry and unique crafts.

The “Makers Market “will take place on the lawn during the following dates and times: 

√ Saturday, May 8: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (purchase handmade items by local vendors for Mother’s Day)

√ Saturday, June 12: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

√ Saturday, July 10: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

√ Saturday, Aug. 14: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

√ Saturday, Sept. 11: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors will be distanced on the lawn space. Guests are required to wear masks at the events and social distance. The venue itself will be open and a different art exhibition will be on view each month. During the month of May, the center will host an exhibition titled “MY Colours OUR TRUTH Exhibition” featuring work by the WNY-Urban Arts Collective. Market events are free to attend and will take place rain or shine.

The Carnegie Art Center is currently accepting submissions to participate in the monthly market. Potential vendors can apply at www.carnegieartcenter.org. For members of the Carnegie Art Center, it costs $40 to participate as a vendor per event. It costs $50 per event for the general public. Proceeds will support the center and its arts-related programming that takes place year-round. Submissions will be accepted until spots are filled.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 716-694-4400. The Carnegie Art Center is open 6-8 p.m. Wednesday/Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Friday/Saturday.

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