Introducing: Handmade Happy Hours Virtual Marketplace
While we wait for things to get back to “business-as-usual,” we want to support our makers & artists that you would usually see at our in-person markets by establishing an online Virtual Marketplace.
Our artists & makers have had their events canceled for March, April, and beyond. Many, if not most, of our HHH makers rely on the income from our pop-up markets to pay rent, bills, and support themselves & their families.
With the Virtual Marketplace, 100% of the sale goes directly to the artist. HHH simply hosts the marketplace.
With the uncertain & unusual times we are experiencing, it is more important now more than ever to shop local & support local independent businesses.
With that said, HHH is struggling, too. Simply put, we rely on the income from our monthly markets to host future markets. Without monthly markets, for the foreseeable future, we are unable to reserve venues & put out marketing material to gain awareness of our organization, and potentially, host more markets.
Right now, the future of HHH is unknown. We strive to support our artists & makers in the absolute best way we can, whether that’s through social media, hosting our monthly pop-up markets, putting together Artist Networking Events, or our new Virtual Marketplace. These things cost us money. Usually, our pop-up markets generate enough revenue to keep these things running smoothly. But now, we find ourselves in a bit of a pickle.
If you can, please donate to the cause to support the future of Handmade Happy Hours using the link below.
Thank you so much, and we really hope, REALLY HOPE, to see you soon!
Stay safe & healthy, and keep your physical distances 🙂