Bozeman Spring MADE fair returns to MSU

Nearly 200 local and regional artists showcase wares May 5-6

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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.

The Spring MADE fair showcases art from the whimsical to the practical.
The Spring MADE fair showcases art from the whimsical to the practical.

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.

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.