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Pop-up markets showcasing independent goods from local makers since 2009.
The next Market Day is May 20, 2017
Des Moines' Pop-up market showcasing goods from Independent makers since 2009
Amazing Finds From Local Makers
Market Day is a curated pop-up market. Since 2009, we have hand-selected quality, original vendors from Des Moines and surrounding areas. We organize events to bring them together with shoppers and everyone has a blast.
We started Market Day because we wanted people to see all of the cool stuff our friends make. We wanted our shoppers to "meet their makers," and put a face to the things that they buy. Join us! Market Day is free to attend and fun to be at.
May 20, 2017: 8-3 PM at Capital Square Atrium, 400 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines, Iowa
Applications are currently open for our next show: Saturday May 20, 2017. They will close on February 17, 2017.
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Each event has different vendors, new products, and an original curatorial focus. We work with up to 70 vendors at our large events, all of whom bring art, clothes, jewelry, kitchenware, ceramics, toys, and more. If it's handmade or vintage, we'll consider it. The best way to get a feel for Market Day is to drop by. Also effective: check out photos from past events (above) and visit the pages from our amazing Black Friday vendor lineup below (just click on the photos).
DIRECTOR AND VENDOR COORDINATOR
Dani is a master organizer, never losing a detail. She builds maps, keeps track of all of the makers, runs the application process, designs posters, and keeps everything running on time. Dani is Large and In Charge.
PRODUCER AND LOGISTICS
Someone has to work with the fiddly bits. Cat fulfills requests, works with Market Day's hosts, builds websites, orders supplies, hauls stuff, and makes playlists. She does whatever Dani tells her to, but she's got some good ideas of her own, too.
Cat is a painter, and also makes zines, stickers, and posters. Check out Cat's Etsy shop to see her latest projects.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Andrew has a good eye and a way with words that make it easy for him to whip out jazzy posts for our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. His work keeps us on the top of people's minds and #1 in their hearts. Also his hair is killin it.
Andrew is an award-winning jewelry maker and creates a line of rings, cuffs, bracelets, and more. Check out Decadence Style.
Shylah is the smiling face and hostess of our big events. She puts out fires and directs shoppers and makers to the answers they need. She has some moves, so if you find yourself dancing alone at Market Day, she might be up to get down.
Shylah is a mover and shaker with Des Moines Girl Gang.
Market Day is put on with a community of people. We do this with so much help from Tony Streeter, Chrissy Jensen, Shylah Statler, Ken Sturgis, Scott Taylor, Adam Wynn, Tammy Wynn, Sara Briddell, Laura Palmer, Scott Kubie, and everyone who comes to our shows and invites their friends.