The event will feature: handmade goods from more than 75 local makers; free make-and-take stations; free giveaways from sponsors Kind snacks, Zico coconut water, and Health-Ade Kombucha; spring-inspired craft cocktails and beer bars sponsored by Border X Brewing and Thorn Brewing; local eats by Mastiff Sausage Co., Get Fluffed Up Cotton Candy; coffee and tea bars by Imperial Grounds Coffee and Paru Tea Bar; face painting, henna, a free photo booth, a free kids coloring station; and live music.
“San Diego Made was started by myself and three other women –Kristin Dinnis, Sarah Anderson and Brook Dailey – in 2014,” said co-founder Brittany Kaszas. “We are an artist collective that aims to increase awareness of and opportunities for local artists and makers within the San Diego community.”
Noting the organization has a membership base exceeding 200 local creatives, Kaszas said their website (sandiegomade.org), lists local events like the Spring Market at Liberty Station, as well as professional development opportunities for local business owners.
All of our vendors are local, and shopping at our markets is a great way to support your local economy. We bring in local food vendors, people who make candles, jewerly and other goods, local musicians and performers,” said Kaszas.
The first 100 people arriving to the event will receive a swag bag filled with local handcrafted goods. Additional free giveaways will be available at the event from sponsors Kind Snacks, Zico coconut water and Health-Ade Kombucha.
There is a $5 entry donation to attend. All proceeds go toward creating a permanent and fully permitted studio space and headquarters in Barrio Logan for local artists and crafters, a space planned to open later this year.
Find out more at sandiegomade.org.