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Maker Faire Detroit

Encounter inspiration everywhere you look on the open-air midway and inside the museum, in the form of robotics, animatronics, flaming carnival games, marshmallow shooters, clothing, food, games, mechanical wizardry and more. DIYers, curiosity seekers, artists, scientists and engineers meet their tribes through demonstrations, hands-on workshops and spontaneous spectacles.

Workshop: Beer Soap

Handmade Toledo, Toledo, OH
How to Make Beer Soap will teach participants how to make handmade soap using their favorite brews. Beer soap provides a luxurious, conditioning lather (and it’s a great way to use up any old beers in your fridge!). During this three-hour class we will make two large batches of soap and cover:
-A brief history of soapmaking
-Safety gear and precautions
-Basic cold process chemistry
-Ingredient selection and storage
-How to create your own recipes
-How to prepare the beer for your recipe
-How to cut, cure and store soaps

Each participant will leave with a bar of soap and a resource guide to help continue the adventure at home!

Hosted by our friends at Handmade Toledo!

About Motor City Soap
Caitlyn is the owner of Motor City Soap Company. She began making soap over five years ago after she attended a soapmaking workshop in Detroit. She produces over 12 different regular and 6 seasonal soap varieties, lip balms, bath soaks and sugar scrubs. Caitlyn sells on Etsy and at local markets throughout the year. She also offers a monthly soap share, wholesales to a number of Detroit businesses and fulfills special orders for showers and weddings.

Caitlyn earned her Advanced Level Soapmaker Certification through the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild, the nonprofit trade association of which she has been a member since 2013, and has been teaching soapmaking classes since 2015.

Mo Pop Festival

Riverfront Park, Detroit, MI
Handmade Detroit is presenting the Craft Bazaar inside the Mo Pop Festival! We've curated 20 of our favorite local makers and crafters inside one giant tent at this awesome 2 day long concert.

For a full lineup of the bands, crafters and activities at Mo Pop, visit the Mo Pop website!

Berkley Art Bash

Downtown Berkley, Berkley, MI
The Berkley Art Bash is bringing together 130 artists this year, plus food trucks, kids activities, bands and more! This party is happening on 12 mile road in downtown Berkley, and is a great way to spend the day and shop local! BAB runs 10am-6pm.

Ponyride Market Summer Series

Ponyride, Detroit, MI
From Ponyride's Event Page:

The Ponyride Market Summer Series is an exciting opportunity for shoppers to find unique items and meet the makers behind them. The market is expected to showcase between 60-80 vendors, is free for the public and will be filled with exciting food, music, products and entertainment.

The newly launched Summer Series markets function as a business incubator for Southeast Michigan’s maker community and seeks to drive economic development and creative entrepreneurship for Detroit residents and neighborhoods. These markets are vibrant city events, celebrating the diversity and creativity Detroit has to offer.
Free Admission!


Rust Belt Market, Ferndale, MI
From our friends at RockSugar:

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 — #RockSugar, a FREE #wedding show featuring artists and makers, will be at the The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Local indie wedding vendors and crafters will be on hand to book appointments, show work samples and give couples countless ideas and endless inspiration for their upcoming weddings. The first 50 brides/grooms will get a tote bag full of goodies from the vendors! There will also be door prizes from our sponsors: Paper Source Birmingham and Glass Action! Follow our event for more info as the date fast approaches!

Paper Source Birmingham
Glass Action

A Fox Wedding
Amalia Bakery
Birch Affair
The Blu Kitchen
Christie K Stylist
The Colagrossis
Color wheel
Curtsy & Bow Events
Dark Oak Bindery
Dave Lawson
EP & J Candle Co.
The Brick House Canning Co.
Ever Ours
Good Music Gentlemen
Green Daffodil
Jen Vosler - Fine Art & Lettering
Sarah Babian
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles
Letters To Sarah Metalsmithing
Modernly Events
Moving Beauty
Party Typewriter
Revel Bar
Sean Cook Wedding Photography
Studio Terrain
Spun Sugar Detroit
The Whisk & Crumb


Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Ypsilanti, MI
- 75 Vendors reppin' the best in handmade and vintage from around the corner to around the country
- hand crafted food, drink + brews
- full lineup of local and regional indie music

Saturday August 5: 11-8 (bands 'til 11)
Sunday August 6: 12-6

check out this year's vendors at:

Merry Market

The Detroit Mercantile Co., Detroit, MI
From the Facebook event page:

The Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market is a fun and festive event that brings local and regional vendors together in the unique atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co — giving Detroiters, and metro-Detroiters, the opportunity to support local business while shopping for high-quality goods.

Started in 2012, The Merry Market is a natural holiday extension of the mission of The Detroit Mercantile Co. — to support small, local business, and provide customers with a unique selection of high quality items.

This year the Merry Market will be open to the public on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.

Admission is FREE and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Maker’s Mart

Handmade Toledo, Toledo, OH
From the Maker's Market Facebook Event page:

Join us for our 10th Maker's Mart on May 13th 2017!
That's 5 years of bringing you Toledo's favorite one day pop-up indie craft fair! Time sure flies when you're having fun!

A day of supporting handmade, shopping small, and celebrating!

May 13th

10am - 8pm

1717 Adams Street, Toledo OH

$1 admission

DIY Street Fair

The 9th annual DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer and cocktails, the Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists. You won't want to miss this fair!