Forget the big box stores and celebrate the holiday season with a special handmade gift, made locally by crafters from Wallingford and surrounding towns.
Each crafter participating in this fair is an up and coming entrepreneur who got their start through the Wallingford Library’s Etsy Entrepreneurship Workshop. In this series, students learned how to use the Etsy online marketplace as well as all of the necessary tools to start a small business. The class, taught by Etsy success story, Libby Hitchcock, introduces students to the online world of Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs. Students are walked through the process of setting up their own online stores, focusing on hand-crafted or vintage goods.
At the Holiday Market you get first dibs on some amazing and unique artisan pieces! Quilting, fabric art, woodwork, paintings, prints, pottery, greeting cards, photography, jewelry, jams, wine charms, candles, ornaments and lotions are just a sample of what will be offered. There's literally something for everyone, in a range of prices.
Wallingford Public Library’s Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship workshops have been offered free to the public thanks to the generosity of the family of Marcia W. Fix, an avid quilter, knitter and WPL librarian. In her memory, the classes are leaving behind a legacy of new crafters. In that spirit, this group of budding artists is grateful to be able to share their successes with you. We hope you are able to attend the Holiday Market, shop small, and become a part of their entrepreneurial journey.Community Room