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Downers Grove

Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club to hold virtual handmade market shows

DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club (DGJWC) will hold two more virtual Handmake Market events this fall and next spring.

The DGJWC hosted its first virtual Handmade Market show in April and had more than 3,800 website visitors. The transition was made last minute from in-person to virtual due to COVID-19, said Cathy Lykins, co-chair of the DGJWC Handmade Market.

“We had to quickly pivot from an in-person show to a virtual event in April and were so happy with the success," Lykins said.

“We’re extremely excited to add two more opportunities to support our local artisans by introducing a fall 2020 and a spring 2021 show,” Lykins said. “The beauty of a virtual Handmade Market is that anyone, anywhere can browse and buy all weekend long."

Both Handmade Market events will feature 60-plus artisans showcasing quality, handmade items ranging from clothing, accessories, home décor, apothecary, artisan foods, specialty items and more.

The virtual event will take place this fall on Nov. 21 and 22. The spring event will be held on April 24-25. All event days will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. The application fee is $15 per show or $25 for both.

The DGJWC asks that all vendors interested in participating must have an online marketplace, such as Etsy or a personal ecommerce website, to simplify the shopping experience. You can find any additional information or apply online at www.dgjwc.org/handmade-market.

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