The Bozeman Spring MADE fair is fast approaching May 5-6, just in time for finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Shop Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the campus of MSU Bozeman and discover a curated collection of over 195 local and regional artists.
Browsers can expect to see everything from affordable, functional works of art to fine heirloom pieces at the show.
“Make a day of it with your friends and enjoy strolling the aisles and supporting your local artists,” suggests organizer Carol Lynn Lapotka of handMADE Montana.
Those interested in a head start on their shopping can purchase a $10 VIP Pass, valid 5-8 p.m. Friday, or a $5 Early Bird Pass, valid from 9-10 a.m. Saturday — an hour before the show’s regular hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a solid head start and check out the best selection. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Compassion Project, a local non-profit dedicated to teaching and spreading compassion through art and mindfulness. https://www.compassionpject.org/
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
In 2022 handMADE Montana raised over $18,000 for non-profit organizations across Montana through fairs in Bozeman, Missoula and Helena.
The MADE fair is a modern art and handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists and makers. These events showcase a curated collection of skilled artisans and a handful of non-profits.
According to Lapotka, the MADE fair’s mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and to support local and regional small craft businesses by providing a place to sell their goods.
“We provide opportunities to artists of all levels – from hobbyists to seasoned professionals,” she says.
Visit the website for additional details and pre-shop all of the participating artists.
Parking is free; visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.