Second Use building materials Presents
The 2018 Handmade Market Series
Second Use is pleased to host three handmade markets over the course of the year, each curated to showcase a diverse range of work. Application deadlines and event dates are listed below. Early submissions will not be accepted. Sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook to stay in the loop!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
This is a Past Event
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
Applications Open Monday, Oct 7th
Applications Close Sunday, Dec 4th
now accepting applications
The 2018 Handmade & Reclaimed Market
The Handmade & Reclaimed Market is held from 12-6 on Saturday, September 15th in conjunction with our annual Fall Fest. This wildly popular event includes family friendly games, free food, a beer garden, a storewide sale, live screen printing, and more. This particular market is held to showcase the work of artists that use reclaimed and recycled materials. If your work does not upcycle or reuse material in any way, it does not qualify for the event, but we encourage you to apply to our other markets, which are listed above.
In other words, we go into houses and commercial spaces slated for remodel or demolition and harvest the good stuff (doors, cabinets, windows, appliances, flooring, hardware) to prevent it from going to waste. We haul it back to our retail stores in Tacoma & Seattle and sell it to the public for a fraction of the cost they would buy new.
The Handmade Market Series
Second Use relies on the creativity of the community to repurpose used materials and preserve the history of the Puget Sound Region. We recognize you, the artists and makers of our community, as the re-visionaries that shape the future of reuse.
Founded in 2013, our semiannual markets are our way of offering exposure to you in return while giving the public an opportunity to shop small. Although the series has grown tremendously since its founding, we maintain the same commitment to keep entry fees low and create an accessible environment that celebrates artisans of a wide variety of disciplines.