Making music-responsive art pieces using acrylic and LEDs Zeitgeist Shop has some pretty cool and interesting lights to see. As a new vendor to the BHM, this is one stop you must see.
What started out as a simple dress up accessory for her son, JO Designs' crocheted beards have become a very popular Christmas item on many people's gift giving lists. But don't forget to check out her soft and cozy cowls and her new line of home goods too.
Creating some amazing bags in a socially responsible way is what Pansy Maiden is all about. Her bags are made with products that are animal friendly, great for vegans, environmentally friendly, and great for anyone who wants to add a great bag their collection.
The Collective Press
Making things from screen printing and letter press The Collective Press has many posters, cards, shirts, and much much more to choose from. There is sure to be something to suite your taste and style from The Collective Press.
Beri Bee Designs
A mom of two who loves to sew Beri Bee Designs makes some of the cutest kids clothing. Just wait and see what she has...you will be wishing she had it in your size.
Bets & Mags
This mother daughter team make some of the funnest kids toys and accessories you will see. Their doctor kit and farmer's market produce sets are just the cutest things ever. The little kiddo in your life will love either set for a fun afternoon of play.
Crocheting functional pieces Crooocus makes a little bit of everything. From bags and purses, to rugs, to storage bowls and containers, there really is a little of something for everyone at Crooocus.
As a mom herself, Curly Pigtails saw gorgeous but stuffy clothing and boring but comfy clothing but nothing that combined the best of both. So she started her own line of little girls clothing that is fun, cute, and comfy. Clothes that look good but kids can still play in. You will be sure to find something for the little girl in your life and make her happy too.
That's right....just 30 days till the biggest and baddest BHM EVER!! And here are some more of our local to Bloomington vendors.
Celebrating Bloomington and magical arts that make up our town Press Puzzles makes his own art by handcrafting his own puzzles in Bloomington themes. It doesn't get any more local than that folks.
Little Oak Threads
Capturing the spirit of kids in their fun clothing Little Oak Threads makes high-quality apparel for kids. Who says kids clothes have to be boring or plastered with cartoons. Let's throw a little whimsy in there.
Toys by Jean Elise
Making fun toys for kids with a old school taste. That's how we like to look at Toys by Jean Elise. She makes fun illustrations for kids and turns them into fun, classic games for your kiddos. They make for great birthday and Christmas gifts for kids of every size.
We are just ONE month away folks!! Can you believe it? This is going to be our biggest show yet with more awesome vendors.....so lets get to introducing them to you.
Bea's Soda Bar
If you have been in Bloomington and seen a cute little vintage camper...that's Bea's. And it's for sure a place to stop and get a quick treat. Because everything they make is A-mazing! From cookies, cakes, sandwiches, retro sodas and so much more you are sure to find something you like.
After being gone from the BHM scene (at least as a vendor) for a year or two, Conduit Press is making a come back this year. Making beautifully handcrafted leather journals, leather bags and purses, hollow books, and fun leather cuffs, there is sure to be something for everyone from Conduit Press.
A local screen printer here in Bloomington, Badknees will print anything you want on any fabric you want. One great thing though about Badknees is their community involvement. He is printing things for Middle Way House and (since his wife is a local doula) also prints things for doulas. Great people make for a great business.
This year BHM is so excited to have media sponsorship provided by WFHB!! WFHB is Live, Local, Community Radio- right outside our back door actually (well, behind Gather that is). It's always SO exciting to partner with local like-minded businesses to get the word out about the Market. WFHB is Indiana's FIRST community radio station and has been volunteer-powered and listener-supported since 1993.
You can find such greats as the Firehouse Follies, The Daily Local News as well as podcasts like BloomingOUT and Activate. It all points back to the mission of WFHB : "WFHB exists to provide an open community forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas and issues, and to celebrate and increase the local cultural diversity."
And we're certainly more than happy to be a part of it.
Tune in today, and be a part of your local community radio.
Each year we have the joy to work with local establishments like Cardinal Stage to help us put our show on! We're so excited to bring Cardinal into the fold and share with YOU what is so great about them!
Coming up this weekend you can catch Peabody, a play by Glen Berger at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (running from OCt 17-Oct 25). Sure to be a great launch for the Cardinal for Kids show season!
Then, coming up later in the year!!!!