Hand-poured candles, vintage-inspired jewelry and more highlight Flint Handmade Spring Craft Market

Glading Marteen 

FLINT, MI — Looking for vintage-inspired jewelry? Or how about hand-poured candles? Even uniquely crocheted and knit items or unique Flint-inspired greeting cards?

There is a one-stop-shop for all of that on Saturday, April 30.

It’s the Flint Handmade 15th annual Spring Craft Market, which will feature 20-plus local artisans with modern handmade goods that include items above, as well as natural bath and body products, stylish home décor and more.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ramsdell Community Room at the Flint Farmers’ Market.

“Our mission has always been to provide opportunity for creative expression and artistic entrepreneurship,” said Crystal Pepperdine, Flint Handmade founder and executive director. “There is a place here and something here for everybody. … And there are some great gifts for Mother’s Day.”

There will be live music by Shannon Wade and Brian Delaney.

General admission is $1 and must be paid at the door in cash.

A VIP Early Bird Shopping Hour will take place between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. for $5 per person. There are only 150 tickets available and can be purchased here.

Masks will be required for all participants at all times.

Vendors (listed alphabetically) include:

• allora art and design

• BlackCat Wax Melts

• Cinda’s Rockin Creations

• Crawford Woodworking

• Elle Jae Essentials

• Flint Candle Company

• It’s Gonna Be Okay

• Kari Wolf Designs

• L&L Bowtique

• Olive and Indio

• QT Pie Cups by Amber and Dandelion Rose Bows

• Sista Girl Greeting Cards

• Smith & Stone Studio

• Stardust Studios

• StarLightClay

• Steel Steam & String Studio

• Tamrie Creations

• The Age of Asparagus

• The Flintstone Candle Co. LLC

• The Lilac Exchange

• The Muddy Buddy Boys

The event is sponsored by Genesee Health System, Mott Community College, Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Dr. Nita Kulkarni, Hurley Children’s Hospital, Genesee Health Plan, ELGA Credit Union, Meijer and MTA.

This program is also sponsored in part by the Greater Flint Arts Council, Share Art and Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds.

“It’s just a very open, inclusive and welcoming space for people to be their authentic selves and to express themselves authentically while pursuing friendships and business interests,” Pepperdine said of the spring craft market and Flint Handmade on the whole. “There is a place for people to get involved with Flint Handmade at different levels — a place for everybody, whether as an attendee, a vendor, a volunteer, a knitter or crocheter — whatever it is, there is a place for you in Flint Handmade.”

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