I wanted to give more details about each of the makers that will be popped up at our Shop Local Holiday Market at Gather on Saturday December 7th from 11am-3pm. It’s sure to be an amazing time. Not only are the makers participating really talented with great gift-able products but downtown Cary itself which is always charming is even more so at the holidays.
Academy Street will be lined with Christmas trees decorated by local citizens (the winner gets $500 donated to the charity of their choice), many local businesses will have gingerbread houses decorated by citizens that you can vote for as well, the light poles are festooned with wreaths and there is even a mailbox for letters to Santa (that get responded to on Santa stationary) for the little ones.
So bundle up, and prepare to get your dose of holiday hygge on with us. We are located just a crosswalk away from the new library and adjacent parking deck at the downtown park. I recommend parking there and walking over to Gather. We are located at 417 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511.
Now on to the makers that will be at the event:
Jordan Grace Owens work incorporates graphic shapes, illustration and portraiture and somehow feels both retro and modern at the same time. Jordan will be at our holiday market selling prints, posters and other work. You can pictures from a visit to her home studio a few years back on my old blog here.
Wonderpuff is a 100% local vegan and organic cotton candy made by Jackie Morin with delicious flavors such as chocolate and peach tea. I can tell you the first booth my daughter will be begging to visit at the market…
Wendy Varr Burgess is a Raleigh based artist whose nature inspired work is made with alcohol inks and a variety of different media. She will have art and other pieces for sale at the Gather market. I love the way her work is textural and looks like it belongs underwater.
Unpredictable Jewelry is a line of contemporary jewelry that feels like sculpture made by local artist Vivian Blanco.
Paige Puckett Pottery is made by local maker Paige in her home garage studio. A passionate gardener she uses pottery as another creative outlet for expressing her ideas using materials straight from the earth. Paige will have an assortment of pottery for sale at the market.
YoungbloodMade is an art and illustration company based in Raleigh by Heather Youngblood. She’ll have cards, prints and temporary tattoos for sale at the market. Fun fact: Heather wrote about art for us on our blog indieNC way back in the day!
Fly Honey Oils is a locally made line of handcrafted, essential oil based products designed for holistic self care by Bri Hart. She’ll have essential oil roll on blends, and oils for your face and body for sale at the market.
In addition to curating wares from other makers, I am a product designer as well. At the market you’ll find my own Gather Goods Co goods featuring my pattern design and art on note cards, coasters, apparel and more in addition to the new line of soy based candles I just launched.
Heir Raleigh is a jewelry company based in Raleigh made by Sophie Wiseman-Floyd. Her work is minimal and dainty. She’ll be at the market selling her earrings, bracelets and necklaces at the market.
Plastic Flame Press is a line of silk-screened art and music posters by Chris Williams based in Durham.
The Apothecary’s Kitchen is a line of peppermint bark made by my husband Ben Smith. He creates it seasonally exclusively for the holiday season. It makes an amazing gift and is made with fair trade dark chocolate, a thin layer or white chocolate and organic candy canes.
& a few more makers as well.
The Shop Local Holiday Market at Gather takes place on Saturday December 7th from 11am-3pm. Gather is located at 417 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511. Everything inside from the Gather shop will be 20% off. There will be holiday tunes and hot chocolate and everyone who comes will be entered to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Gather class of their choice for you and a friend, one of our new candles, AND A BOX OF PEPPERMINT BARK. Please spread the word and hope to see you there!