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'Celebrate Shelton' Handmade Market Set For Saturday

Nicole Heriot-Mikula and Michael Skrtic
Nicole Heriot-Mikula and Michael Skrtic Photo Credit: YouTube
Fresh pickles at a past Handmade Market in Shelton.
Fresh pickles at a past Handmade Market in Shelton. Photo Credit: Facebook

SHELTON, Conn. -- Celebrate Shelton's, June Downtown Handmade Market, will be held Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Conti Building in Shelton.

The event is free.

Saturday's market will feature live music and 20 handmade vendors who will be selling everything from teas to seasonal spices; men’s soaps and lotions to home goods.

June handmade artisans include:

  • Anam Cara Center
  • Anthony Videira Fine Art
  • Auntie Arwen's Spices
  • Common Bond Market
  • D'Green Pickles
  • Happy Hippie Heads
  • Jess Smalley Photographs Everything
  • Killbride Creations
  • Liquid Lunch/GROW
  • Om Pajamas
  • Quilts by Nancy
  • Reid's BBQ Sauces
  • Renn's Recreations
  • Steeped Tea
  • The Raven & The Rose Handcrafted Soaps
  • Woody Things

The Conti Building Shops include:

  • BringtheHoopla
  • The Glass Source
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Periodic Tableware
  • Nicky's Attic
  • Three Bridges Coffeehouse
  • Written Words Bookstore
  • Welcome Relaxation
  • Sage Yoga
  • Memories from Aunt Helen's Attic

Special events throughout the day include Tarot Readings by Sally Russo and live music from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. with Lee Ann Lovelace and Paul Kramarz.

Celebrate Shelton, a city-wide initiative, was created by small business owners Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey. The market is sponsored by SolarCity.

“Our goal is to ignite a greater sense of community while bringing a positive presence to Downtown Shelton," Heriot-Mikula said.

Tickey added, "The Monthly Downtown Handmade markets have become a destination for small businesses, artisan vendors, eateries and culture as residents from Shelton join to shop local."

“We want to encourage our families, friends and neighbors to shop locally and support our local businesses," Skrtic pointed out.

The market's nonprofit of the month is Friends of the Shelton Libraries. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries are individuals, families and businesses who share an appreciation for the resources and services provided by the Shelton Libraries.

The Downtown Handmade Market has ample free parking.

This will be the last Downtown Handmade Market until October.

Learn more about Celebrate Shelton by clicking here , follow Celebrate Shelton on Facebook by clicking here and on Twitter by clicking here .

The Conti building is at 415 Howe Ave. in Shelton.

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