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Local Artists Band Together for ‘San Diego Made' Holiday Market

The 3rd annual San Diego Made Holiday Market takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Lafayette Hotel in North Park

Dozens of local artists and vendors will unite Sunday at a hotel in North Park to host a holiday market focused on goods made in San Diego.

San Diego Made, an artists collective organization that aims to increase awareness of local arts, will host its 3rd annual San Diego Made Holiday Market at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (2223 El Cajon Blvd.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will boast handmade goods for sale from about 50 local makers, plus holiday-themed food stations, seasonal craft cocktails and beer stations. As shoppers peruse the goods, they can also enjoy activities like outdoor games in the courtyard, a free mid-century themed photo booth, live music, Tarot card readings, raffles and more. The first 100 people to visit the Holiday Market will receive a free swag bag, organizers said.

There will also be a couple of crafty workshops led by artists with The Tiny Bloom and Local Home Girl: a fresh holiday wreath lesson and a handmade stamp workshop, respectively.

The 90-minute wreath workshop will teach you to design and assemble a 12-inch wreath using fresh, seasonal greens, berries and ribbon. Tickets to attend this workshop cost $36 per person, and will happen four times throughout the event in the Conservatory at the Lafayette Hotel: at 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

The 50-minute stamp workshop costs $24 per person and teaches the basics of using foam board to create unique stamps in different shapes and patterns. This crafting class, also in the hotel’s Conservatory, includes sticking the stamps onto recycled wood pieces and vintage wood spools. Each student will make three stamps and take home their art. The four time slots for this workshop are: 11:30 a.m.; 12:50 p.m.; 2:10 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.

Organizers say patrons are encouraged to dress in their most dapper duds, as the theme of this year’s marketplace is “A Mid-Century Holiday.” Attendees can expect lots of vintage décor at the venue to set the tone.

Tickets to the San Diego Made Holiday Market cost $5.25 per person, and can be purchased here. For the full list of makers participating in the event, click here.

San Diego Made was founded in 2014 by local artists, craftsmen and makers Brittany Kaszas, Brook Dailey, Sarah Lowry, Kristin Dinnis and Eva Zuzuarregui, who were inspired to create a united coalition of local artists in San Diego.

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