Stop by for Rochester’s coolest Indie show from 10am-4pm at the Village Gate! We’ll have 60 vendors, raffles, swag bags, music, an art exhibition by Dichotomy, and a photo booth from 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!
As we ramp up to the final preparations for tomorrow’s show (yesss TOMORROW!), we always enjoy putting together the swag bags. You could get one if you’re one of the first 50 shoppers! And if that isn’t enough, we’ll be raffling off one of five MONDO swag bags every hour, on the hour. You can earn raffle tickets (bring your postcard, ad, or donations for Sample Soap) or you can purchase them. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the swag we’ve received.
Meet one of our local artist sponsors, Erin Gursslin, owner of Sunshyne Silverwear. Erin believes that just because you have taken a stance on being eco-friendly doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. She creates a wide range of recycled silverware jewelry to fit any taste.
Her most popular pieces are her spoon pendants. Each one is hand painted and layered with art to give a unique three dimensional look.
Nothing goes to waste, because she also uses the handles of the spoons as beautiful teardrop pendants with real locally found flowers embedded inside.
Or how about these earnings made from vintage silver plated fork tines. Elegant with an edgy side!
And this modern twist on the classic spoon ring. Did you know that Erin will re-size any spoon ring to your specifications either at a craft show or when you order online?
Erin’s mission statement sums it all up:
“I am committed to being as green as possible. From start to finish, my pendants are made with a multitude of recycled, up-cycled and reused materials. I am devoted to making my business eco-friendly.
The future of our planet is heavily influenced by the decisions we make today. By purchasing eco-friendly items, consumers will drive more demand for environmentally responsible products. The benefits to the planet are undeniable. Besides, what could be better than looking good and protecting the environment at the same time?”
To find out what’s new on Erin’s worktable, participate in her frequent contests and giveaways, or to get a glimpse of her personal life, follow her here:
At Sunshyne Silverwear, ‘green’ never came in so many colors!
Howdy! With the hubbub of tweeting birds and longer days of spring upon us, it marks the time of the year where Mayday! Underground comes out from hibernation. If you’re an artist or crafter, get your application in- there are only 3 days left to apply! This spring marks the seventh Mayday! show, which will again grace the atrium of the Village Gate from 10am to 4pm. As usual, we’ve got some exciting additions to the show that you won’t want to miss.
Take a look at some of the neat things we’ve seen from our applicants, then head HERE to apply to be a part of Mayday!
Come all, come early! Here’s a peek at what you may find in one of the 50 swag bags that are going out to the first 50 shoppers. Not an early bird? Stop by with a mayday postcard and bring your unused toiletries for Sample Soap to receive raffle tickets for our hourly prize drawings!
In April of this year, Tanvi Asher opened Peppermint on Park Avenue in Rochester. From the beginning, Peppermint has carried a selection of designer clothing and accessories, local artisan works, and a collection of dresses designed by Tanvi. Currently, Peppermint is featuring a winter/holiday collection of chic, warm apparel.