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400 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


A pop-up marketplace featuring handmade and vintage goods, original art, and exquisite crafts. May 16th and November 27, 2015.


Market Day home

Pop-up markets showcasing independent goods from local makers since 2009. 


The next Market Day is May 21, 2016

Des Moines' Pop-up market showcasing goods from Independent makers since 2009

Sponsored by Register Media

Sponsored by Register Media


May 21, 2016

400 LOCUST STreet




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. 


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 May vendor lineup below (just click on the photos). 

Vendor gallery sponsored by Domestica | 505 East Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA

Vendor gallery sponsored by Domestica | 505 East Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA



Do you make awesome handmade wares? Do you create original illustrations, jewelry, wearables or kitchen utensils? Do you collect and curate vintage goods? Would you like to join our horde of vendors Market Day's 2016 season? Keep your eyes on our page for applications to future events, or join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to stay updated on all of Market Day's goings on, applications included.

Learn more with our Vendor FAQ.


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Dani Ausen

Dani is a master organizer, never losing a detail. She builds maps, keeps track of all of the vendors, runs the application process, designs posters, and keeps everything running on time. Dani is Large and In Charge. 

Dani also makes endlessly original accessories as the owner of daniAWESOME.Check her out on Etsy:

Cat Rocketship

Someone has to work with the fiddly bits. Cat fulfills requests, works with Market Day's hosts, orders supplies, hauls stuff, and makes playlists. She does whatever Dani tells her to, but she's got some pretty 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.

Big Help

Market Day is put on with a community of people. We do this with so much help from Andrew Kingsbury, 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.