Minneapolis is definitely more my style than St. Paul, but the upcoming Lowertown Pop maker's market at St. Paul's historic Union Depot, filled with talented local artisans from all over Minnesota, will be worth visiting the Capitol city to enjoy.
Thanks to MN Blogger Bash, I was able to preview some of the makers popping up at the event - from upcycled leather goods from Desdamona Doolittle, to cheeky sentiments from Muddy Mouth Cards, to a Bloody Mary enhancer with some heat from Fast Mary's, to cleverly designed clothing by Anywhere Apparel, and everything in between.
The market on April 15 will also include live demonstrations including those for cocktail making, aromatherapy, and styling multi-functional clothing. The schedule of demonstrations can be found on the Union Depot website: http://www.uniondepot.org/events/lowertownpop/.
Lowertown Pop gives back to the St. Paul community! Tickets to the market are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and half the proceeds will go to River's Edge Academy, and half will go to one of the makers featured.
Perusing the market will be a great break from my PE studying and I am very looking forward to going. Also thanks to MN Blogger Bash, I have a pair of tickets to give away!
To win a pair of tickets to Lowertown Pop, tweet me (@UrbanOrchidBlog) with which maker you are most excited to check out, and don't forget to include the hashtag #lowertownpop. Entries are due by 12 p.m. (Central Time) Saturday, April 8.
The full list of featured Minnesota makers can be found here: http://www.uniondepot.org/lowertownpopmakers/