Hallmarket 2017 returns September 16 with art, music, workshops, and more

Just the best stuff for home and gifts

You know that person on your gift list who already has ALL THE COOLEST THINGS? The one who’s so hard to shop for because she has amazing taste and doesn’t really neeeeeeed anything? Or maybe you live in the nightmare where you’ve got a whole list full of those people?

We get it. And we have SO GOT YOU.

Right this moment, the most talented artists we know are staying up all night to make beautiful, unique, stylish, useful, fabulous things. Artwork, home decor, accessories, jewelry, ceramics, prints—and more—with stories and people behind them.

There will be amazing gift ideas. You also might find it irresistible to pick up some things for your own self.

The Hallmarket art fair will bring folks from Kansas City and beyond to Crown Center on Saturday, September 16, from 10am-5pm. If you’re nearby, you should join us.

Hallmarket 2017 poster by artist Lynn G.

Free craft workshop

The Think.Make.Share team is super-excited because this year, in addition to our booth, we’ll be hosting free, hands-on, craft workshops from 11am-4pm.

See these fabulous laser-cut succulents? Join us to make your own. We’ll supply the adorable wooden cactus, planter, pretty rocks, and markers—plus some pro tips on creating fun patterns and whimsical designs. The workshop is free, and we’ll also have a very limited number of kits for sale.

Decorated laser-cut wooden succulents

Yellow, orange, black, and white decorated wooden laser-cut cactus

Wooden laser-cut succulent decorated with markers

Green mustachioed wooden succulent

Marker-decorated wooden succulent

Plus music, food, and refreshments

And just in case you need even more reasons to spend the day with us, how about music?

  • 11am-1pm: David Burchfield and friends (including Hallmark Art Director Nate L.) play folk that sounds fresh and rooted all at once.
  • 1:15-2:15pm: Eems combines ukulele with loops and effects and vocals and improvisations to make for real magic—we love him a lot.
  • 2:30-3:30pm: If Bruce Springsteen had a baby with Eddie Vedder, and that baby was adopted by Son House, that baby would sound like Hallmark Artist Zach Newton.

OK, and an all-day craft fair would not be complete without excellent food. So our friends from Taco Republic and Deco Street Eats will be there to keep you from getting hangry. We also hear there will be liquid refreshments of the adult variety.

Admission to Hallmarket 2017 is free. Parking is free. Save your money for the good stuff.

Want a sneak peek at what the artists are doing? Creep them on Instagram with #Hallmarket.


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