On Saturday, December 5th, beneath bright blue skies, 32 local and regional vendors gathered on the ocean view campus of St. Michael's by-the Sea Episcopal Church for an all-day Holiday Makers Market. There's no denying the quality of design and artistry shown in something made by hand. Vintage, upcycled, and unique goods at this crafter's showcase highlighted the crafter's creativity in the areas of woodworking, 3D functional art, natural jewelry, beading, fabric creations, re-purposed materials, artisan foods, and more.
All applicants were juried and only self-designed and handcrafted items were able to exhibit in this venue. The Makers Market, celebrating its fourth year, is a free community event.
Safety is our top priority. Whether it is while operating its weekly Farmers' Market or a seasonal event like this, CVA staff and management have worked very closely with the County of San Diego and the City of Carlsbad to create a safe outing that complies with health guidelines. Standard safety measures such as mask-wearing by vendors, staff, volunteers, and the public, as well as proper social distancing, were enforced at all times. Hand sanitizing stations were available as well as a hand washing station with soap and water.
CVA is hoping to host additional Makers Markets in 2021 to bring art and hand crafted items by local and regional artisans to downtown Carlsbad for all to enjoy. Stay tuned for future details.