PA Wilds Makers Market: An opportunity to find your next WILD thing
If you’re looking for a gift or locally-sourced ware, be sure to tune into the Wilds Cooperative of PA Facebook page on July 11 and 12 for the first ever PA Wilds Makers Market. This online shopping experience is designed to help you ‘find your next WILD thing,’ specifically handcrafted products and services in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Businesses and organizations in the Wilds Cooperative of PA — a network of rural entrepreneurs from across the Pennsylvania Wilds — will be participating in an online show throughout Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 . The artisans and entrepreneurs will share demonstrations, tours and information on their handcrafted products LIVE on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 12 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Many businesses have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 mitigation efforts and mandatory closures and social distancing guidelines. This is particularly true of service sector businesses and establishments, organizations and events that rely on foot traffic.
“This is an opportunity for you to support small businesses and help them in this time of need. Normally you would be having fun at a festival or show, where artisans could set up their tables and show off their products. That won’t happen this year. But this event will. Join in on the conversation, find new products and support the rural, regional economy!” said Abbi Peters, EVP of Operations at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional nonprofit that seeks to marry conservation and economic development and manages the WCO.
The event will feature live business spotlights, including demonstrations or tours; pre-recorded videos; and live posts and interactions with business owners! More information about participating businesses will be announced closer to the event date.
Participating Businesses & Organizations
- Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Co.
- Blackberry & Sage Market
- Cottage Glassworks
- DRW Designs
- Elk County Council on the Arts
- Ellen Paquette
- Foggy Mountain Studio
- From My Shelf Books & Gifts
- Lucky Shot Photography
- Moments in Time Studio
- PA Made
- Peaces of Me
- Pine Springs Pottery
- Smith + Front
- Stephanie Distler Artisan Jewelry
- The Gallery at New Bethlehem Town Center
- White Oak Creations
- Your Fired Pottery
Learn more and see check out their profiles here:
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is one of rural Pennsylvania’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs, featuring over 300 businesses located in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The WCO is managed by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional nonprofit organization that seeks to marry conservation and economic development in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Check out the WCO at www.WildsCoPA.org/directory.
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