Join us for our very first private opening night party to celebrate Wintry Market 2016! We’re only selling 200 tickets, making this fun way to shop without the crowds and get the first pick of the handmade goodness from our 66 vendors. As always, it’s a great way to shop local for the holidays. A food truck will be in the parking lot for your dinner needs, the Oasis Bar will be open for your imbibing needs, and complimentary snacks will be provided. Also, each attendee receives one raffle ticket to win a plethora of amazing art and craft donations from our own vendors!
DATE : Friday November 18, 2016
PLACE : El Korah Shrine downtown Boise
TIME : 6-9pm
COST : $8
We are so excited to share our 2016 event poster, created by the super talented The Dapper Jackalope! We have also announced the full list of 2016 Wintry Market Makers – to get a glimpse of what they will be selling head over to this page.
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.
Last week Team Wintry hosted our 2015 Camp Wintry, a meet-up of vendors and an event Q&A with Amy and Kristin at BeeWise Goods/Boise Bakery on State Street. Owner, maker, and entrepreneur extraordinare, Gabrielle Krake, hosted us and provided the biggest and best cookies in town (which, by the way, paired really well with our wine and beer). We can’t thank her enough for offering up her space, sweet treats, and sharing her expertise as a past vendor and shop owner. Gabrielle, along with a handful of other experienced Wintry sellers, gave the newbies great tips on bringing enough cash, the intricacies of using phones and tablets for electronic payments, and filing the appropriate tax documents. We shared Julia Green Illustation’s amazing posters for this year’s event, and talked about the logistics of parking and booth set up. It was such a great night to meet up and ask and answer questions. Looking forward to seeing what our 60+ creative vendors bring to the El Korah Shrine in a few short weeks!
WE CAN’T EVEN STAND THE CUTENESS OF THIS POSTER DESIGNED BY JULIA GREEN! WE ARE GETTING SO EXCITED FOR WINTRY MARKET 2015 – DON’T FORGET TO RSVP HERE!!
WE HAD AN AMAZING RESPONSE OF APPLICANTS FOR THIS YEAR’S EVENT. IN ORDER TO BRING YOU ALL OF THESE TALENTED ARTISTS WE ARE USING THE UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS OF THE EL KORAH SHRINE FILLED WITH THE 60+ VENDORS LISTED BELOW:
HIGH FIVE! GIMME FIVE! IT’S OUR NUMBER FIVE!
That’s right, Wintry Market turns FIVE this November, friends. We are so excited to share our 5th anniversary with you all. Team Wintry is currently in the mad prep and plan phase for 2015. If you’re a maker/vintage seller/painter/crafter who’d like to try your hand at a sweet holiday market, our application is live and free and quick and easy. You have until September 18th: http://bit.ly/1JJB6bx.
We’re happy to announce that this year’s dates are Saturday November 21 from 10am-5pm and Sunday November 22 from 10am–3pm. And we’re back at our favorite historic place to party again this year…..the El Korah Shrine! In case you haven’t been there before, it’s located downtown Boise on the corner of 12th and Idaho Streets, right near the Record Exchange. Here’s to big birthdays and happy holiday markets!
Team Wintry is excited to announce our first ever Wintry Market Pop Up Shop!
As part of the City of Boise Arts & History Department Boise MADE series at the Sesqui-Shop this December, we’re kicking off the month, Wintry style. Starting this First Thursday December 4th, we’ll be selling select wares from 20-30 of our fantastic Wintry Market vendors. Join us from 5-9pm on Thursday for live music by Audra Connolly, coffee, tea and cider from St(r)eam Coffee & Tea Bike, snap some photos at our festive photo booth, and, shop local and handmade for the holidays, of course!
Thursday December 4th 12-9pm | Friday December 5th 12-6pm | Saturday December 6th 12-6pm
The Sesqui-Shop is at 1008 W. Main Street, Boise. It’s a little historic storefront near Asiago’s restaurant.
Free! The super affordable and creative gifts you’ll want to purchase from us along with a warm beverage will cost a tiny bit, though, so bring cash, check or credit cards.
Check out the event Facebook page here for more info!
The whole premise of Wintry Market is to give back to our local community by providing makers and artists with an affordable booth at a unique holiday market to sell their wares with no commission taken. Another piece, of course, is offering the Treasure Valley a great, fun shopping environment for two days in November free of admission.
This year, though, we wanted to give back even more to our community! We’ve invited the Hawthorne Harmonics, an elementary school choir of 3rd-6th graders from up on the Boise Bench, to come and sing some holiday carols for our crowd on Saturday morning, the 22nd around 10:15am. Supporting our public schools, especially their arts education, is pretty important to us.
Another important addition this year are the Idaho Food Bank barrels you’ll find in the El Korah Shrine ballroom this year near the entrance. If you bring 2-3 cans or other nonperishable food items, you’ll get a 10% off coupon to use in any participating vendor booth purchase!