Makers Night Market Comes to Downtown this Week


Want to make merry? Ferg’s Live in Channelside serves up a little night music and a bodacious makers market Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-10 p.m.

Presented by local fashionistas Markets for Makers, the pop up night market at Ferg’s Live features over 60 vendors under the moonlight featuring handmade candles, wood crafts, clever gifts and delectable baked goods. Enjoy Ferg’s Live craft beers, cocktails and apps while shopping small and local. Ample metered parking can be found adjacent to Ferg’s at 490 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Florida 33602

Founded in Oct. 2015, Markets for Makers presents pop-up shops in Los Angeles, Lake Wales and Tampa. They’re proud to be “free of labels” and their goal is to change how communities shop. They describe themselves as “the misfits, the free thinkers and the creators of the future. We are the Makers.” Using social media techniques, they’ve grown their markets to 65,000 attendees through our markets and over 70,000 followers across social media.

Injecting personality back into shopping

The two founding partners, Natalie Nagengast and Trista Bripps are passionate about entrepreneurship, travel and retail, with a penchant for the arts.

 

Their goal is simple. In a world being built on buying anything from a click of a button, Markets for Makers gets people outside again, helping small businesses grow and bringing thousands of shoppers to struggling downtown and retail areas.

(Photos courtesy of Markets for Makers)

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Written by Nanette Wiser

Nanette Wiser is a journalist with a passion for local eats, beats & beaches.