Purse by Samantha Biggs; Earrings by Jennifer Cline
Sheryl Cancellieri of Highland Park had long wanted to organize a market featuring handmade items created by local artists and artisans. Now, Cancellieri’s idea is going to come to life later this month when Eastside Handmade holds its first show in Highland Park on April 13. Approximately 20 vendors who make textiles, pottery, jewelry and other “lifestyle objects” are scheduled to appear the market, which will be held outdoors behind Shopclass, the new vintage furniture and accessories store on York Boulevard. Cancellieri said the market, which will coincide with Second Saturday Gallery Nights, will be held on a quarterly basis in conjunction with monthly artisan workshops.
“I approached Shopclass with the idea and they were thinking along the same lines,” said Cancellieri. “The purpose of the market is to support local artists and create a market during the day for the community to enjoy. We want to give local artists a venue to show their handmade wares.”
Eastside Handmade will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at 5215 York Boulevard