About Us

We are an indie Crafts + Art collective that hosts seasonal events promoting handmade modern makers. We pride ourselves in creating a unique and fun atmosphere for forward thinking makers and likeminded shoppers. All vendors who sell at our shows are required to have handmade items. We believe Midwest really is the best, and we’ve got the makers to prove it!

Word on the street is we’re worth checking out

why_hmcNot only do our events showcase original creativity from amazing local artists but they are also family friendly and FREE to attend. We are hands down the best shopping in town! Our vendor list and crowd have increased with each passing event and with the ever growing fan interaction on our website and Facebook page we are helping modern makers sell their goods.

As always the Holiday ’15 event will host the area’s top indie artists and crafters selling high quality, affordable products. We will have a live DJ and product giveaways in addition to some fun surprises.

To become even more of an inspiring contribution to the Quad Cities community we are currently working with local charities and sponsors to partnership with. We believe art opens doors to amazing possibilities and we’re look forward to meeting future sponsors!

We are always looking for new artists and venues! If you are interested in becoming a part of our community to sell, support, or give ideas, please email us at: handmadecityinfo@gmail.com

Happy Crafting,
Handmade City 

We are currently searching for artists in the following categories:

art/ illustration/ housewares/ clothing & accessories/ paper products/ pottery/ handmade soaps & scents/ pet items
/ self published books/ zines/ up-cycled crafts/ hand dyed textiles/ screen prints/ art materials (ie: handmade paper, pastels)/ knits/ products/ photography/ sculpture/ woodworking/ furniture/ other unique handmade goods!

 If you’d like to be considered for an upcoming Handmade City Show please visit our application page. Something to keep in mind upon applying is we look at originality as well as great photography. All other information about applying for specific shows can be found on our application page when we are accepting apps for an upcoming event.