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Handmade: A Maker’s Market Saturday, November 11, 11:00 am

Discover a unique outdoor market, full of handmade, sustainable goods made by local artisans.

Handmade: A Maker’s Market
Event Type



6 hours


All ages




The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, 92675
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We recommend you bring a hat, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle/canteen.

We will be taking pictures and possibly video to use on our website, social and other educational media, and by registering for this event you agree to our photo/video release policy.

We invite you to join us at The Ecology Center on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from 11am-5pm. Supporting local artisans and their craft is a vote to further our positive impact on Planet Earth. We will celebrate community and the individuals who make our village stronger. 

Here is what to expect at our 2017 market:
  • 40 local makers, check them out below.
  • 20% of proceeds from all Makers benefit The Ecology Center programming.
  • Enjoy an all-day Beer Making Workshop donated by Docent Brewing Company.
  • Tokens available for purchase, for the little ones to enjoy crafting in our Wildcraft Kids Lab.
  • Enjoy live music by local musicians.
  • Food available for purchase from PuestoThe Rye Truck & Bear Coast Coffee.
  • Free yoga for kids hosted by Bala Shala.
Are you a member of The Ecology Center?
  • Come early to take advantage of our Members Only Shopping Hour from 10-11 AM.
  • Enjoy 10% off in our Tools for Change Shop all day.
  • Receive an exclusive Handmade Market Shopping Tote donated by Vissla*.
  • Complimentary coffee & bites curated by Bear Coast Coffee.
Thinking about becoming a member/renewing your membership?
  • Sign up for a membership on Saturday, November 11th and receive a complimentary Handmade Tote* + a token to be used in our Wildcraft Kids Area or Beer Making Workshop.
  • Enjoy 10% off in our Tools for Change Shop all day.
  • Come early to sign up and take advantage of our Members Only Shopping Hour from 10-11 AM.
  • Enjoy complimentary coffee & bites from Bear Coast Coffee and get your shopping done before the public.
  • Purchase a new membership or renew an existing one and you will be entered to win (2) tickets to a community table or workshop.
  • To learn more about our memberships, click here.
*Totes are available while supply lasts

Story of Handmade: A Maker’s Market

“Through gathering creative communities we help preserve culture, create a local economy and foster connection with the makers of our products.”Kristin Morrison, Handmade Makers Market Founder

Here at The Ecology Center, we provide Creative Solutions for Thriving on Planet Earth. In our fourth year of Handmade: A Maker’s Market we examine how indigenous craft and technology has helped preserve culture. Focusing on four distinct trades PLANT, WOOD, FIBER, & CLAY/METAL curated artisans produce goods that are functional, well designed and sourced organically while implementing techniques passed down through generations.

2017 Handmade Maker Vendors: