Cohost opened in Sept 2019 with a vision to provide our community with a place to gather and share ideas, skills, and laughs. We have morphed a bit in the last year, trying to find a way to bring together the community we love so much – without being able to physically gather the way we did in our early months.
For the past few months, we’ve been hosting Makers Markets in our space. We’re offering local creators (of everything from chocolates and stuffed animals to jewelry and bath products) an opportunity to sell their amazing work in a boutique environment on Main Street. Stepping into our Makers Market is like walking into any other shop; except that everything for sale has been made locally by people that we know. It’s been a big “shop small” and “shop local” kind of year, and at Cohost, you can do both a hundred times over.
The advantages of shopping locally go beyond our four walls. We bank locally, so our finances are managed by folks that live here. A lot of our vendors source their materials from local farms, salvage yards, antique shops and family run stores. By offering unique items, we are able to keep downtown vibrant and busy. Shopping at our Makers Markets supports a lot of local businesses at once, and that is so thrilling for us.
Cohost is open as a market three days each week:
Wednesday : 11 am – 4pm
Thursday : 11 am – 4pm
Friday : 11 am – 4pm
We are offering two maker opportunities:
Monthly Makers Market: This is for both first time and returning makers.
Cohost Collective: This is offered by invitation for returning vendors only.
We will be offering a wide variety of locally made goods that will change each month. Like everyone, we are staying fluid and flexible, and while we’re setting an optimistic schedule, we will stay in very close contact should any restrictions/closures affect us. That said, as a retail space, and not an in person market (where vendors stay with their booths) we should be able to continue operating as “usual”.
Makers will plan to drop off of goods the week prior to the market's start. Sales days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am - 4pm. Pick up of goods will be after two weeks of sales. (Example: For our June markets, drop off is June 2-4, market days are June 9-11 & 16-18, pick up is June 23-25.) **Subject to change. Other times might be possible on an individual basis with prior arrangement.
So...we have the space, and you have the goods. Please - feel free to shoot us an email with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). And please share with anyone you would like to see on Main Street.