Queen City Craft Show brings Etsy-style shopping to the Ozarks
FOR RELEASE October 20th, 2015
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We are excited to announce Queen City Craft Show, Springfield’s first indie holiday market happening on Small Business Saturday, November 28th at 425 Downtown (425 W. Walnut) from 10am-5pm. The event, which will feature 25 local and regional artists, makers, and crafters aims to be a one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts, while helping promote shopping locally. The $4 admission fee gets shoppers free unlimited non-alcoholic beverages all day and half the proceeds will benefit local animal rescue organization, Rescue One. Children 12 and under get in free. The first 25 customers will receive a “goodie bag” filled with items from vendors and event sponsors.
The idea for a local artisan’s market came from attending and participating in similar events in cities like Fayetteville, Joplin, Tulsa, and St. Louis with her own small-business, Culture Flock Clothing, says event co-organizer Summer Trottier. “Springfield and the surrounding area is filled with amazingly talented makers. Most of these artists mainly sell their work online on sites like Etsy, so this is a unique opportunity for folks to shop with them in-person. The items you’ll find at Queen City Craft Show are definitely not items you can find at a chain store,” says Trottier. The event is being put on by local companies Culture Flock Clothing and Kwanalee Art and will feature items such as jewelry, bath & body products, furniture, home decor, stationary, clothing, pottery, artwork and more. The organizers hope to make this an annual event.
For more information about Queen City Craft Show, along with a complete list of vendors, please visit http://queencitycraftshow.com.