If there’s one thing that the 2020 pandemic has taught us, it’s that we should support each other, especially small business owners. This was the premise that a local refurbishing furniture company, The Scrap Yard, used to organize the Westfield Artisan Market.
The Westfield Artisan Market was designed to encourage, develop and support entrepreneurs and small businesses in the area. It is held every Sunday, starting in May and closing October 24. They have offered the ability to have a booth there every week, every two weeks or every month.
What I have loved about their mission with the Westfield Artisan Market is that they are encouraging a community within a community. From their website: “We are looking for vendors who understand that we can all grow our businesses together and we encourage vendors to learn about each other to better cross-promote available goods and services available at the market.”
Each week, a local charitable organization is presented center stage at the market. The organization is able to educate attendees about their mission over the microphone, as well as have a booth set up for free. The organizers are definitely more about their community and their potential new friends than making money.
All Wooled Up has chosen to be part of the market every third Sunday of the month. We are able to offer a variety of items at the market, from our lightweight summer coverups to some handknitted shawls to my newest fiber art and my new Bling Pillows. It’s been fun to change up our booth every month, thanks to the outdoor setting!
So far, I have enjoyed scrumptious pizza from one of Westfield’s oldest pizza restaurants, Jan’s Village Pizza and delectable treats from Savage Cake Artistry. My granddaughter has fallen in love with succulents and hand-knotted hangers from Uptown Common. I also chose my newest purse from another vendor.
It’s been a lot of fun to support our local businesses, and to know that I’m not the only one struggling to get back to normal after the hellish year I, and we all, had last year.
If you’re in the area, we invite you to check out the collection of local artisans and small businesses in Hamilton County. You can find the Westfield Artisan Market at The Scrap Yard:
17379 Little Eagle Creek
Westfield, IN 46074