Posted by: maydayunderground | November 2, 2015

Sponsor Spotlight: Little Button Craft & Press

Little Button Craft & Press was started in July 2015 by owners Madelyn Kerber, and Jennifer Posey of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates.  Madelyn is a knitter and a letterpress printer and Little Button is the home of “Pearl”, an 1895 printing press.


If you stop in the shop (which we hope you do), you will find local artists handmade goods on consignment and a bunch of things from other artists from around the country.  Little Button also carries Blue Sky Alpaca yarn, Madelyn’s favorite to knit with.

Jennifer grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and Madelyn was a traveling nurse in Los Angeles, CA for a number of years.  The shop has a tendency to make one feel as though they have been transported somewhere else.  It has the feeling of a cool little shop you’d find in San Francisco, or Boston, or Portland.  It has been the goal to bring some of those things found when traveling here to Rochester.

Come visit at 658 South Avenue, hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-7pm, and Sunday 12-4pm.  Craft workshops to start late fall/winter with a variety of local artists guest teaching.  #craftliveshere



Posted by: maydayunderground | November 1, 2015

Luxurious Gifts

For the king and queen in all of us, here is a selection of luxurious items you can pamper yourself with (of give away to someone really special) from Mayday! Underground.

luxury collage

Clockwise from top: DNA Jewelry Designs, French Press, Sage Studios, Weathered Heather, Old Soul Clay, Metal Some Art

Posted by: maydayunderground | October 30, 2015

Gifts for Dudes

Many of these items aren’t *just* for men, but since craft shows usually ignore the dudes, here is just a tiny sampling of the awesome gifts you can find for the dude in your life at Mayday! Underground.

manly stuff collage

Left to right, top to bottom: Old Soul Clay, Metal Some Art, On Hand Lotions, Sage Studios, Dirty Ass Soaps, Mmim, Sunshyne Silverwear, Jackbear Stamps, Moya Lazy Factory, The Nerdy Octopus, Isaac Biddwell, Terremum, Cabbages and Kings, Prismatic Gardens, McGibbom Made, Peaches Products

Posted by: maydayunderground | October 28, 2015

Eco Friendly Gifts

Stay tuned for a series of themed git guides, filled with awesome handmade items you can pick up at Mayday! Underground.

Handmade crafts are generally seen as a greener alternative to mass produced plastic stuff, but these artists take it a step further by using homegrown materials, old and vintage ephemera and objects, hand dug clay, and natural elements.

eco friendly collage

Clockwise from top left: Circuit Breaker Labs, The Knotty Owl, Zufoos, Sunshyne Silverwear, Old Soul, Making the Nest of it, On Hand Lotions, Terremum. Center: Prismatic Gardens. Click the image to make it bigger.

Posted by: maydayunderground | July 8, 2015

Summer in Rochester

Summery finds from Rochester artists:

summer in rochester treasury

p.s. Apply for the November Mayday before September 1!

Posted by: maydayunderground | July 2, 2015

Apply to Mayday! Underground

It’s that time! The application is due February 15, so get it in now while you’re still thinking about it. Navigate to the Apply tab at the top which contains a timetable and information about the show.

New this year: We’re taking photo uploads (instead of image URLs) and we’re requesting links to items you make that fit into any of three categories. We’ll be making and promoting spiffy gift guides as we draw closer to the show date.

Keep it crafty!


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!

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