Handcrafted pieces will be for sale Nov. 27 at the Maricopa Main Street Marketplace.

MARICOPA — Local talent and entrepreneurship will be on display Nov. 27 for the first of what organizers hope will be many local markets.

Maricopa Main Street Marketplace will bring together local artists and crafters to showcase their wares for Small Business Saturday, allowing people to get their holiday shopping started by buying local. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. indoors at Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road, with plenty of items for sale.

“Maricopa has a wealth of talented artisans, which is what inspired us to do this,” said event co-producer Peg Chapados. “We’ve got some wonderful artists participating.”

The following are the vendors listed to attend the marketplace:

  • Cynthia Portrey — Cynful Weaving woven articles
  • handcrafted wood items from Unique Wood Turning artist Steve Portrey
  • decorated eggs from Laura McDaniel of Egg-Clectic Pysanky Art
  • jewelry and accessories by Veronica Jones
  • Natalie, age 16, a painter and jewelry maker
  • Linda Taylor and her gourds
  • Russell Frank who offers pastels and pottery
  • uniquely hand-crafted wood pens, bowls, cups and more from Don Knox
  • folded star ball ornaments from Peg Chapados
  • fan blade art, junk journals, jewelry and more from Tina Frank and Rosa Stoll
  • City of Maricopa Arts & Cultural Affairs Committee promoting the Maricopa Wild Horse Project

“We haven’t had an indoor arts and crafts event to kick off the holiday season in a while,” said co-producer Tina Frank. “This will be a fun, relaxing way for people to shop for that special gift or unique find all under one roof.”


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