Wheeling Heritage will host Handmade Holiday Spring Market on Saturday, May 7 on the third floor of the Wheeling Artisan Center. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 30 juried artists selling their work. Admission is free.
The market was originally planned as an outdoor event, but was relocated to the Wheeling Artisan Center due to inclement weather predicted for Saturday afternoon.
“At our December Handmade Holiday, we received positive feedback from both our vendors and attendees who were interested in a Spring market,” said Alex Panas, Communications and Development Manager for Wheeling Heritage. “That’s why we decided to host a Spring market just in time for Mother’s Day. We hope folks enjoy this new opportunity to find high-quality, handmade items made by local artists.”
Handmade Holiday is inspired by the independent craft fair movement throughout the country. The event strives to establish a marketplace of unique and creative handmade goods that supports local artists, while increasing awareness about handmade, locally produced craft goods and processes.
Lone Stone Designs
Rust Belt Stained Glass Works
Hawke Design Shop
Apartment 2 Art
In addition to handmade products, Wheeling Heritage has arranged food, music, and yoga to enhance the event. Jason Treuman will perform live acoustic music from noon to 2 p.m., and local food vendors Midge’s Kitchen, GypsyLace Café and So Nuts 4 Donuts will be on site selling food and snacks. Wheeling Heritage has also partnered with local yoga instructor Donn McCombs who will lead a Mommy and Me Yoga Flow at 10 a.m. for $12 per adult.
“We really want our Spring market to feel like a Mother’s Day destination,” said Panas. “We hope to see attendees enjoying the whole experience of the market and venturing out to explore what the nearby businesses have to offer, too.”
Attendees who make purchases from at least five vendors will be entered into a raffle to receive a $50 gift card to the Wheeling Artisan Center Shop.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be relocated indoors at the Wheeling Artisan Center, located at 1400 Main Street. Follow Wheeling Heritage on Facebook, Instagram, and their website for event updates and announcements.
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The artists participating in the event include:
Hawke Design Shop (woven wall hangings and wood signs)
Bandyanas (dog accessories)
A Frayed Knot Macrame (macrame art)
Peaceniks Creations (resin art and jewelry)
Hazen Handcrafted (polymer clay earrings)
Ashton Woods Studio (hand-knit, crochet and screen printed gifts)
Karole Wagner Designs (laser-cut earrings)
Colleen’s Crafty Creations (soap and body products)
Lone Stone Designs (jewelry)
Yardscape (metal and ceramic garden stakes)
RōDōWV Art (fluid art paintings)
Shapelessflame (art prints, stickers and zines)
East Wheeling Clayworks (pottery)
Knots By Nora Design (chunky knit blankets and gifts)
Apartment Two Art (soy wax candles and melts)
Art by Janet Lynn (jewelry and paintings)
B. Woven (woven and macrame home décor and jewelry)
Morning Light Studio (pottery)
The Painter’s Nest (artwork and hand-built items)
Boyd’s Crafts (hand-painted slate and wood)
James Arritt (handmade rings and belt buckles)
Beverly Arritt (croqueted scarves and hooked rugs)
Unique Miniatures (resin miniatures)
Susan West (quilted tote bags and gifts)
Rust Belt Stained Glass Works (stained glass décor)
Norman Davis (rustic wood yard ornaments and furniture)
The Bead Boyz (keychains and more)
Moon Beam Thrift (vintage goods)
Making Magic (pop-up bouquet bar)
About Wheeling Heritage: Wheeling Heritage is a catalyst for the revitalization of Wheeling. Through historic preservation, community development, and the arts, we help to tell Wheeling’s story and shape its future. We seek to improve the quality of life in Wheeling by preserving and investing in our city, collaborating with others, and engaging the citizens of Wheeling in our work.