The first Annual Maker-Market was a huge Success!
BRIX – Barrie Region Innovation Xchange have made a splash in Downtown Barrie with their first event.
With 20 different local makers, artisans and creators coming together to showcase their creations, they had the opportunity to meet other people in the maker community and to sell their often one-of-a-kind items to those looking for unique gifts this holiday season. There was a number of other makers on a waiting list which certainly points to the level of interest and need there is within our area to bring forth opportunities for makers to display their gifts and network with other creatives!
More than 225 people came through the Five Points Theatre, few leaving without taking something home from the Maker Market. Reviews from those leaving ranged from glowing to asking if the market could become a weekly event.
While currently BRIX do not have immediate plans for another market, expect something similar during the warmer months!