Makers Market vendors move monthly sale event to Barton Villa | Culture & Leisure
The Redlands Makers Market held its first event at its new, more permanent location, outside the historic Barton Villa on Nevada Street on Sunday January 16. Brewery and Ed Hales Park, during which they partnered with local nonprofit Stronger Together Now IE.
This month, more than 30 vendors showcased their wares, including Cranes Ceiche, Propagated Perfection plants, Wild Joy Jewelry, and Frost Paws Dog Bakery.
Founders Stephanie Mittelbuscher and Nicole Spaulding, who have been friends since their teenage years in Riverside, held the first Redlands Makers Market in September 2020 in the front yard of Mittelbuscher, which sells vintage clothing and makes hand-poured candles.
Six sellers participated, all friends of Mittelbuscher and Spaulding. Soon there were up to 12 of them. As they began to link up with other local makers, they outgrew the space.
“During the pandemic, so many people have struggled,” said Spaulding, who makes hand-dyed textiles. “We wanted an event to come together and support each other. It’s a nice little community that we’ve built.
Spaulding and Mittelbusch are delighted with their new home at Barton Villa.
“We love it. It’s beautiful. It’s big,” Spaulding said, pointing to the building’s curved parking lot. The pair hope the event will grow.
Vendors were also pleased with the event. Jasmine Nyirady from Loma Linda was there to sell Space Beads jewelry, which features zodiac charms, crystals and beads.
“I love jewelry, accessorizing and expressing myself in different ways,” Nyirady said. “It makes me happy to see other people carrying my stuff. It makes me happy to see other people happy.
Dr. Benjamin Barton built Barton House in 1866 after purchasing the land from early Mormon settlers in the area. It was the first fired brick building in Redlands and the second in the county, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current owners, Dr. Terry and Geneil Vines, purchased and restored the building in the 2000s.
This is the first small business marketplace the space has hosted.
“We love being able to offer this little piece of Redlands history for events like these,” said Villa Assistant Jessica Ducsay.
“Not only does Redlands Makers Market help promote the place, but we’re really happy to support these local artists and makers and give them a space to sell their wares.”
The next Market will take place on Sunday February 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is available from the north entrance to the site and further down Nevada Street towards Heritage Park.
Interested sellers can visit https://linktr.ee/redlandsmakersmarket or email [email protected]