our makers markets focus on locally handcrafted goods
COHOST MAKERS MARKETS
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 most of 2021, we hosted Makers Markets in our space. We offered 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” time, 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.
Our makers markets are set up as a boutique. Makers do not stay with their goods
(as at a traditional market). This allows makers to be free to make!
(And allows us to stay flexible with any COVID restrictions that arise for indoor gatherings.)
Check out our previous markets here.