Crafts

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Rec Room Craft Co. unveils new DIY Christmas crafts

Published Nov. 26, 2019

This summer, Rec Room Craft Co., a craft studio and bar, opened in Walker's Point with 20 different craft projects from wood projects to flask covers, and recently the fun spot revealed new projects for the holidays.

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Do This: Shop the even bigger, better West Allis Makers Market on Oct. 24

Published Oct. 23, 2018

After hosting their first successful West Allis Makers Market in June, The West Allis Farmers Market has teamed up again with the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis to host a second (even bigger) market on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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Milwaukee Bucket List: Farmhouse Paint Bar & Cafe

Published Aug. 7, 2018

"This is an advanced level piece," the instructor told my Saturday morning class at Farmhouse Paint & Sip. The four people present, besides myself, groaned. It didn't take long for those groans, however, to turn into good times - and even better art.

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8 things to buy at the Westown Farmers Market

Published June 14, 2016

The Westown Farmers Market is perfect for a weekday work break, whether you want a quick lunch or a long stroll through the park to check out the soaps, snacks and entertainment available from 10 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday.

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Fischberger's plans West Side expansion

Published April 12, 2016

Nine years ago, Sarah and River Ditzenberger opened a delightfully quirky and old-timey variety store called Fischberger's in the Riverwest-Harambee neighborhood. They have now secured a second location.

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New e-biz crafts opportunities for artisans

Published Nov. 16, 2014

After what she describes as "a truly serendipitous collision of events," Wauwatosa's Erica Riegelman started aftcra, an e-commerce marketplace specifically for American handmade artisans to sell their goods.

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Maker Market returns for a second season

Published May 3, 2014

Almost exactly a year after its debut, Milwaukee's Maker Market kicks off its second season. The craft, art and design market takes place five times this year, beginning on Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Bay View's Colectivo at the intersection of Lincoln, Howell and Kinnickinnic Avenues.

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Happy local Cyber Monday

Published Dec. 2, 2013

For Cyber Monday/Week, we'll do our small part but on a local level. Even with the OnMilwaukee.com Shop Local marketplace still in beta, the store's shelves are full and they await you.

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Paper Source opening Sept. 20

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Paper Source is the latest addition to the Bayshore Town Center family, with an opening date of Sept. 20.

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Maker Market brings local artists and makers into the light

Published May 2, 2013

As the weather warms, Milwaukee's farmers markets will come out into the light again. But Cortney Heimerl has organized an event that will also shine some light on great Milwaukee crafters, too. The Maker Market will take place the first Sunday of every month from May to September in the parking lot behind the Alterra on Kinnickinnic and Lincoln in Bay View. The first installment is Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.