Join 50 women makers and entrepreneurs from across Arkansas for the second annual Women Make Arkansas Market, inspired by the book Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives. This year, the market will be virtual, occurring through a Facebook event page via videos posted throughout the day on April 30, and will include dozens of exciting discounts and giveaways valued at more than $1,000 in woman-owned-business gift certificates, books, art objects, self-care items, jewelry, and more. A fundraiser with matching gifts from Et Alia Press and Mercer Textile Mercantile will support the Celebrate! Maya Project.
Creator Erin Wood shares, “This Market will offer an opportunity to celebrate the ingenuity of Arkansas women and the diversity of our crafts as we adapt to the sweeping changes that we are all experiencing. There is no pressure to buy or sell, although those opportunities will be available; if you are able, this will be a wonderful chance to support Arkansas makers you already love and those you meet through the Market. This event is about the power of sharing—our passion for our work, the projects that are giving us hope, our creative drive, our entrepreneurial spirit. It is about remembering that who we are and all we experience are inextricable from what we make.”
Can’t make it to the market between 9am and 5pm? Videos will remain posted and giveaways and discounts will be live through Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 3.
Photography by Arshia Khan