Kick off your holiday shopping this weekend with local handmade wares!

You are invited to Maker Mart this Sunday Nov 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Open Works (1400 Greenmount Ave. Baltimore).

Maker Mart is a platform for the community to shop with and support local makers and entrepreneurs. Browse a collection of handmade wares from books, body products, art, jewelry, accessories, apparel and more from up to 30 local vendors.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please visit

While admission is free, registration is requested. Register today at

Don’t miss this opportunity to find that special gem!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.