The inaugural Holiday Bazaar kicked off on Friday, December 15 with a happy hour and ran through Sunday afternoon welcoming over 2,000 guests and more than 30 local artisans and crafters for a weekend full of holiday gift-buying, sweet treats, photo booth fun and much more.
The seasonal experience included diverse, affordable gifts from local vendors such as B.Willow, a local shop for indoor plants, terrariums and floral design workshops; Rack House Bakers, who create delicious cakes with Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey; and LeRoy Woodworks, which produces handmade products for the homemade at The Foundery.
Jamie LeRoy, the founder of LeRoy Woodworks, said, “It was a great event! A lot of people came out to find unique gifts for the holidays. Local markets like these are great because everything I sell, from customized cutting boards to Baltimore-themed wall décor, is made right here in Baltimore. I’ve been working on projects at The Foundery since it opened, and my access to the tools provided there is the only reason I was able to begin creating customized pieces.”
Event organizer Chip Watkins believed City Garage was the perfect place to bring together the mass of local entrepreneurs and artisanal businesses this holiday season. He said, “All of the vendors did incredibly well, and their offerings were fairly priced and diverse. There was something for everyone!” Watkins added, “There’s nothing quite like buying something from the person that made it.”
For more information on the entrepreneurs featured at the Holiday Bazaar click here.