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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.


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We have a lot of stories to tell - not just about the show, but about the hundreds of artists we've worked with over the years.

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in The Des Moines Register, May 16, 2016

Since 2009, Market Day has hosted curated pop-up markets to celebrate unique vendors from Des Moines and surrounding areas.

On Saturday, May 21, shop close to 70 handmade and vintage businesses including art, clothes, jewelry, kitchenware, ceramics, toys and more. Here is a sneak peek at six of the creative vendors you’ll meet this May.

"6 vendors to Shop at Market Day"

in The Des Moines Register, November 18, 2014

"As thousands flocked to malls on Black Friday for sales, a less commercial event was ongoing in downtown Des Moines.

Market Day Iowa's Black Friday event drew about 60 vendors who filled up The Gramercy Tap and the Kirkwood Hotel lobby. The pop-up marketplace spotlights local artists and makers who sell their wares outside of traditional stores."

in The Des Moines RegisterSeptember 22, 2016

"A typical craft show attracts a particular niche audience of the crafty.

Aptly named, Mancraft is not your typical craft show. But then again, make/break is not known for status quo events.

Grab a locally brewed IPA and take a walk about the brewery floor brimming with leather goods, one-of-a-kind screen prints, vintage restored golf clubs, and that indistinguishable smell of freshly worked wood. Work up an appetite for an all-American, organic hot dog and take note of the curated aesthetic."