Posted by: maydayunderground | April 23, 2015

Two Days Until Mayday!

It’s that time already! Ignore the snow, and stop by for the real sign of spring: Mayday! Underground. This time we’ve got over 60 artists, including a lot of fresh faces and new things. Invite your friends to the event on Facebook for a fun day out.

Posted by: maydayunderground | January 2, 2015

Mayday Application Open!

Woohoo! You can tell it’s a new year, not from champagne and confetti, but from the emergence of the Mayday! Underground application!

The application will be available until March 1. The show is Saturday, April 25 in the Village Gate, our usual location, at 274 Goodman St N from 10am-4pm.

Please read through our FAQ page before applying (a few things have changed since the last time) HERE, then click the Apply tab to get started.

Happy New Year!

village gate2

The Village Gate


Posted by: maydayunderground | November 1, 2014

Mayday! Underground is TODAY (and tomorrow)!

Stop by early for a free swag bag! We’ve got 25 to give out Saturday and Sunday morning. The show opens at 10am, so arrive early enough at the stairs leading upstairs by Espada to get a ticket, which is redeemable for your SWAG! We’ll have signs posted all over the place so you’ll be able to find us, even if you’ve never been to the Village Gate.

There will be 60 awesome artists present, as well as live music and raffles. Please bring unwanted and unused toiletries to donate to Sample Soap and if you check in with Yelp, they’ll give you freebies too!

collage day of show

Posted by: maydayunderground | October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Have a handmade Halloween this year!

Posted by: maydayunderground | October 29, 2014

National Cat Day

National Cat day is a thing! And we might as well celebrate it at Mayday! since handmade cats abound! Hover over the image for the artist’s name.

Posted by: maydayunderground | October 28, 2014

Sunshyne Silverwear

Once again, Sunshyne Silverwear is our headlining sponsor! Take a look at some new pieces Erin has made. Her next, closest show to Rochester is the Thompson Heath Holiday Bazaar which takes place at the M.M. Ewing continuing Care Center in Canandaigua, NY on December 4th from 8am-4pm.


Posted by: maydayunderground | October 27, 2014

The Hungerford

The Hungerford is a community of artists, craftspeople and businesses in the historic Hungerford Building in Rochester, NY. In the early-to-mid 1900s, it was a major manufacturing plant for the J. Hungerford Smith Company, who made “True Fruit” flavored syrups, as well as the flavor syrup for A&W Root Beer.

Today, The Hungerford is one of the major art centers in Rochester. The majority of spaces are rented by artists as working studios and retail shops. Many of the studios offer classes too.

First Fridays are bustling with activity with dozens of open studios, many with special events. Many studios & shops are open on Second Saturdays as well. And between Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Hungerford will be open every Saturday so you can shop for everyone in one creative place. It’s THE place to buy original art!

Hope to see you soon!

holidays at the hungerford


The Hungerford

1115 East Main Street

Rochester, NY 14609

First Fridays: 6-9pm

Second Saturdays: 10am-3pm

Holiday Saturdays, 10am-3pm on Nov 29, Dec 6, 13 & 20

Posted by: maydayunderground | October 24, 2014

T-minus 8 days!

Guess what? Mayday! Underground is just 8 days away! Here’s some cool stuff you’ll find at Mayday to get you excited.


Posted by: maydayunderground | May 3, 2014

Fresh for Mayday TODAY!

Since Mayday! Underground is one of the first shows of the season, with it comes a lot of neat, new stuff our artists have been developing over the long winter. Here’s just a peek. Stop by TODAY from 10am to 4pm at the Village Gate to catch these awesome artists as well as many more. Remember to arrive early (before 10am) if you want a free swag bag!

The Violet Line, Modern Pendant Necklaces, $32

Pure Joy Co, Whole Line Debuting at Mayday

Lucends, new designs for spring line

Sage Studios, Jellyfish Glasses, $95

KiraArts, Spring Edition Colorful Barn Owls, $15

LimeMade, Denim Cuperate Necklace

Art Snack, Fuzzy Topped Chocolate Donut

Posted by: maydayunderground | May 1, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Sunshyne Silverwear

Today’s vendor spotlight is Erin Gursslin, proprietor of Sunshyne Silverwear.  Erin, creates eclectic jewelry made from recycled elements. She has been working hard through this long, cold winter to bring you some fresh picks for Spring.  Here are just a few of the latest products that you will find at Mayday! Underground on May 3rd.


Hand painted leather necklaces.
These come in a wide range of colors and geometric patterns.
Fun fact: they are all made from recycled leather from a local
saddle maker.


Multi-functional leather cuffs: come with 2 snap-on accessories.  $45


Watercolor necklaces:
Mini watercolor originals set inside recycled watch cases. $45


What a great way to usher in spring with one of her
real flower spoon pendants.  Buy one or a whole bouquet! Best
part is, they always stay as beautiful as the day they bloomed.


Keep up to date on the latest happenings in Erin’s studio and life by liking her on Facebook, following her blog, following her on Instagram, and visiting her online boutique.




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