I know, I know… Change? What? Why?
Well, let me start by saying how much I loved the Vixens of Vintage market brand. I put my heart and soul into those markets and really felt that, with the help of A LOT of wonderful people (customers/ vendors/ volunteers/ family/ friends), we created something really special. There was a real sense of community and spirit at Vixens markets and that is what drove me to put my new vision into action. I have always wanted to create an experience for both the creatives and the market-goers. Something…BIGGER and Curated. is exactly that: an all-encompassing experience. My ultimate vision coming to fruition. This rebrand is for all of YOU!
Curated. is a handmade market, first and foremost. One with a broad array of creatives and, yes, still including vintage-inspired artisans. Curated. will still have the same sense of community and spirit and will maintain the foundation on which its predecessor’s success was built. Growth and change are inevitable and a beautiful part of life. The more well-known Vixens became, the more applications I received from talented creatives that fell outside of the “vintage-inspired” umbrella. I wanted to incorporate something for EVERYONE. Bigger. Better.
Curated. is also an EXPERIENCE. A vision of maker and market-goer collaborating and creating TOGETHER……How exciting!!! A full day of workshops with different makers that is all about choice. The market-goer chooses from a series workshops that they would like to participate in. Workshop days are full of food, happy vibes, and, of course, CREATING! The workshop experiences will take place during the month leading up to each market. Participants will graduate the workshop day with products that they have designed/created themselves and skills that they learned. Memories made that will not be soon forgotten!
The Curated. experience will also include cool pop-up shops at local boutiques in between market dates. The idea behind these pop-up shops is to give future market-goers an idea of what is to come at the upcoming Curated. event. A way to support businesses both in the community plus added exposer for our talented handmade artisans. Curated. is an EXPERIENCE and not just another “craft show”!
And now, the pièce de ré·sis·tance: Lemonade Stand by Curated. My exposure to the handmade community allowed me to converse with a HUGE network of creatives. In speaking with many of these creatives, I learned that their own children are budding entrepreneurs!! When I heard about this, my mind was completely blown: I was learning about very young creatives who were starting their own businesses! I felt a strong urge to mentor and encourage! I was inspired in a way that words fail to explain. I asked myself: What could I do to help young people launch and further their businesses? Lemonade Stand by Curated. was born. A dedicated area within the Curated. market where young makers (under the age of 17) can dip their toes into the market world at no cost to them! Lemonade Stand by Curated. excites me beyond imagination and I cannot wait to see where this all goes!
Thank you for joining me on this journey and coming along as we create a sustainable market experience for all! Whether you are a maker or a market-goer, Curated. is an experience that you will not ever want to miss, I can promise you that!