Bozeman MADE fair returns for single-day showcase
The Bozeman MADE fair is fast approaching, with event organizers excited to connect artists with the Gallatin Valley community once again. The event will take place 11am–5pm at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and is set for Sunday, October 31st – Halloween! Shop and discover a curated collection of over 170 local and regional artists. You can expect to see everything from affordable, functional works of art to fine heirloom pieces at the show.
Though entry and parking are free to attendees, those interested in a head start on shopping can purchase a New VIP Pass valid for an hour before the show opens to the public. Beat the crowds with a $10 VIP pass to gain entry from 10–11am. All ticket proceeds will go to a Gallatin County non-profit. Attendees: please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.
Last year, handMADE Montana made the difficult and responsible decision to cancel all of its in-person events. Energy and time was instead put into promoting artists through the website and social media. With the recent success of the Missoula Summer MADE fair, organizers are cautiously proceeding with the fall and holiday events. Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not an option, and the layout at the upcoming Bozeman MADE fair will have additional room to roam.
The one-day event will once again feature indoor trick-or-treating and an all-ages costume contest at 1pm. New moms can enjoy some quiet feeding time for the littles at the family care area provided by the Gallatin Breastfeeding Coalition. Make a day of it with your friends and enjoy strolling the aisles and supporting your local artists. Visit www.handmademontana.com for additional details, access to VIP tickets, and to pre-shop all of the participating artists.
The MADE fair is a modern art and handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists and makers. Events are a curated collection of skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits. The MADE fair’s mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft businesses by providing a place to sell their goods.
handMADE Montana provides opportunities to artists of all levels, from the hobbyist to the seasoned professional. It was recently given the Retailer of the Year Award by the Made in Montana program. •