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This is a community announcement from the Ithaca Maker’s Market. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at

The Ithaca Maker’s Market, scheduled for Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th from 10am to 5pm at Cliff Street Retreat, 407 Cliff Street in Ithaca, is the perfect place for your for holiday shopping for friends, family or family. just yourself; so mark your calendars! A diverse and distinctive assortment of over 40 Finger Lakes artisans will be selling their wares in an industrial warehouse transformed into a holiday wonderland with plenty of free parking and even a free coat check with stroller parking.

Local artisans Hala Ostwani of Foundry Workshops & Heya Design and Shaunessy Bloom of Barracuda Brand have put together an event that will delight all who gather to shop, enjoy local beer, wine and cider, as well as a variety of foods. local food trucks and lots of indoor cafe seating. A children’s area with games and crafts will keep the little ones entertained, and there are even two boats on display where you can sit and drink your beer, wine and cider.

Shoppers can browse a wide range of handmade items, from candles, art prints, jewelry, leather bags and wallets, pharmaceuticals and reusable bags to custom fitted jumpsuits and delicious macaroons. There will also be, among other things, home decor, decorative items, and last but not least, locally produced spirits.

As artisans, Shaunessy and Hala understand the work and process of making products by hand and take great pride in owning and donating items that are not only unique, but also support craft as an art form. Every item purchased from an artisan supports someone’s dream and connects us to a larger community that allows our inner creativity to flourish.

The Ithaca Maker’s Market is a collective that supports the creative products and makers of this region and is the place to find truly unique and innovative gifts this holiday season.

Be sure to join us, we look forward to seeing you there! For a detailed list of all vendors, visit



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