Team Wintry is very excited for our 6th year of Wintry Market – we are busy planning to bring even more fun to this years event!
Learn more about the creators below!
Amy Pence-Brown is a writer, body positive activist, artist, and historian in Boise, Idaho. She has a master’s degree in art & architectural history and has worked at many museums and has juried and curated numerous exhibitions. Pence-Brown has written for several local & national publications, and currently works for Preservation Idaho. She serves the children and youth of her community as a mother of three, on the Vista Neighborhood Association Energize our Neighborhoods project, and as School Garden Coordinator for Hawthorne Elementary School. Her radical stand for self-love at the Capital City Public Market on August 29, 2015, in Boise, Idaho, was documented in a blog post, photographs and a video made by Melanie Flitton Folwell. Pence-Brown’s message of self-love and the value of all bodies, no matter their size, went viral and has been written about by several publications and interviewed by the likes of CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, People, TODAY, WGN Morning News Chicago, Idaho Statesman, and Idaho’s NPR station – Boise State Public Radio.
Kristin Montgomery is an Interior Designer, crafter, and art enthusiast who has grown up in the Treasure Valley. She attended the University of Idaho where she received a degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture, and uses that knowledge working for a design / build company called EverGreen Architecture & Construction. She has served as a Chair for the Interior Designers of Idaho; Chair Affair (a furniture design competition) from 2008-10 / 2012-14. In her spare time she likes to donate her skills to local non-profit capital improvement projects. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, finding hidden gems (locations) in Idaho, and experiencing new music.
For those of you who haven’t done a market before (and for those who have) we wanted to provide you some ideas for setting up your display. The booth spaces at El Korah Shrine are 6’x6′ again. Please use your space to best display your product, below are a few layout suggestions for an outward facing and inward facing design.
Here are some useful tips for displaying your goods:
Layout and access to your booth makes a difference for your patrons – do a mock-up at home before the event if you can.
Decide where you want to sit / stand in your space.
Plan a location for additional merchandise and gift wrap.
Create signage so patrons know what your booth name is.
Be creative with your booth materials, create more than one level of display.
Below are some display ideas from a few of our 2015 Wintry vendors – check out our Pinterest board for more!
(p.s. You have just a few more days to apply – application deadline is this Saturday September 17th!)
Attention all Idaho artists, crafters and makers! Our application has been live for a few months now and the deadline is looming. Ten days is all you’ve got left to fill out our easy online form and attach your best images showcasing your handmade goods. It doesn’t cost a thing (booth fee required if selected) and trust us, you’ll want to give it a shot. (Just ask around – Wintry Market is pretty great, if we do say so ourselves.)
Vendor selection is competitive and carefully curated and we’ve only got 40+ booth spaces at the historic El Korah Shrine downtown Boise. Apply today or share with your creative friends and get ready to shop Handmade for the Holidays on Nov 19th & 20th! (Applications due Sept 17th).
This year we are SO EXCITED to announce that we will be giving away three packs of these adorable buttons designed by our Wintry Market vendor Julia Green Illustration…Simply be one of the first 50 people through the doors at El Korah Shrine this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10am, and they’re yours!
We are so excited to share our free kids’ craft for this year’s Wintry – a coloring page created by the ever-talented Julia Green Illustration! You might recognize the fun imagery from this year’s poster as well. Of course, we’ll have crayons and colored pencils available for your creative needs. And we all know this isn’t just an activity that the kids love. Come color with us in the basement of the Shriners in the lounge space/eating booths. Bring your coffee or grab a cookie from Boise Bakery!
Additionally, this year we are partnering with Boise Public Library to offer a day full of free 3-D printing workshops! We’ll be crafting up some jewelry with this newfangled technology and it’s really the coolest thing and the greatest opportunity to try your hand at making in a nontraditional way. There will be three workshops : 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, and 3-4pm on Saturday November 21 only.
Please bring your laptop if you have one. If you don’t, we’ll have a few available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Even though it is free, space is limited, so it’s advantageous to sign up ahead of time online here.