MakeHaven Market



Welcome to the MakeHaven Maker Market!

Join us this December for a holiday shopping experience like no other at 770 Chapel Street, right next to MakeHaven. Our doors are open on select dates for you to explore a world of handcrafted wonders and local artistry.

We are Tranforming An Empty Storefront Into a Popup Experience With the Magic of Handmade

Our Maker Market is a festive pop-up space where creativity meets community. Discover unique gifts and meet the makers behind them—from exquisite jewelry and designer glass art to innovative tech gadgets and cultural expressions.



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Shop Local, Support Makers

Every item you purchase at the Maker Market directly supports the talents and passions of MakeHaven members. It's your chance to buy unique, locally-made gifts while contributing to the local economy.

Market Details

Location: 770 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Dates & Hours: Three weekends in December Only

Day Date Hours Special Info
Thursday November 30 7pm - 8:30pm Preview: Shop open as preview during Tree Lighing on Green.
Week 1
Friday December 8 3 PM to 6 PM Kickoff reception
Saturday December 9 Noon to 6 PM
Sunday December 10 Noon to 6 PM
Week 2
Friday December 15 3 PM to 6 PM
Saturday December 16 Noon to 6 PM  
Sunday December 17 Noon to 6 PM  
Week 3
Friday December 22 3 PM to 6 PM  
Saturday December 23 Noon to 6 PM  

Get Involved

Are you a maker looking to showcase your work? Join the MakeHaven community of creators and take advantage of this unique opportunity to sell your products in a vibrant marketplace setting. MakeHaven members can register to sell.

Visit Us

Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift or simply want to experience the local maker scene, the MakeHaven Maker Market is the place to be. Come see the talents of New Haven's finest makers and celebrate the season of giving with gifts that tell a story.


Don't miss out on this extraordinary holiday event—see you at the MakeHaven Maker Market!


Meet the MakeHaven Market Sellers


I design and create jewelry and decorative objects from polymer clay. I sell my work primarily at craft shows, although I have a few retail outlets.

Maker: Nancy Nearing

I have been working in polymer clay for over 30 years, and remain enchanted with its vibrant color and its ability to behave like a host of other mediums from paper to glass. I love small venues and teaching. I began working full time with polymer in 2015 and was selected as an emerging artist at the Columbus Arts Festival in 2016. I have exhibited at the Columbus Winterfair, the Cleveland Flats Festival of the Arts, the Arlington (Virginia) Festival of the Arts, and the Guilford Art Center Craft Expo. My has been published in Lark’s 1000 Beads and Marie Segal’s Artists Guide to Polymer Clay. My most recent project was the creation and sale of Traditional Herbal pins, the proceeds from which went to provide maternal mental health care to black and brown mothers in the New Haven area.

Glow Worm Ideas

Design and prototyping studio. Specializing in metals and polymers.

Maker: Aaron Monikowski

Molecular Engineer with 10 years as a medical research scientist that recently started a VR development company.

Twisted Tree Studios CT

Handcrafted wood products incorporating live edge wood slabs and epoxy resin. We handcraft clocks, dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, signs, phone cases, charcuterie boards, cutting boards, bottle openers, coasters, and more! All of our products can be engraved and customized!

Maker: Corey King

I have recently started making live edge coffee tables, end tables, charcuterie boards and more. I would like to continue to improve with the resources at make haven.

Poetic Play Lab

Poetic Play Lab is a new store where art and storytelling blend into a unique experience. Our website is still under construction, but we’re excited to share a curated collection where every handcrafted item tells a story. At Poetic Play Lab, we value the beauty of crafted tales and the artistry of life.

Maker: Madoka Wada

Madoka Wada is a Japanese interactive and mixed-media artist currently based in Connecticut. She makes mobiles and decorations that integrate poetics and playfulness. Drawing inspiration from both folk art and contemporary designs, Madoka turns each piece into a visual story and a starting point for conversations. Portfolio:


My work is designed with the intent to make folks feel good! Feel-good goodies. Always cutesy, never classy. I only sell things that I enjoy making, because I think folks can feel it and I want my business to be a source of positivity for both the creator and the customer. I specialize in different forms of plastics (resin, acrylic, polymer clay). Note; Earring hooks and posts are all titanium... Read More

Maker: Akari Roudebush

Craft devotee who excels at starting projects and not finishing them. Enthusiastic about enthusiasm!

Black Joy Creations

At Black Joy Creations, together we embark on a shared experience of community and humanity. Black Joy Creations captures the essence of the human experience and resilience. It is an homage to people who find the courage to celebrate and rise within the struggle.

Maker: Akeera Peterkin

Hi, my name is Akeera (She/They). I’m a lover of humanity, culture, art, my family/friends, and nature/animals. I’m a Senior Director at a domestic violence agency and the owner of a private practice that specializes in the mental health of underrepresented populations and trauma survivors. My artistic experience includes painting, poetry/spoken word, photography, and drawing (Haven’t done in years). I currently sit on the board of the National Association of Poetry Therapy. I’m looking to expand my creative world and given my career, dive into other self care practices to help balance work challenges. I’m looking forward to bringing my compassion, curiosity, and unique experiences to the space. Who knows, maybe I can also bring my poetic skills to the space one day.

Stonebridge Woodworks

Cutting boards, charcuterie boards, raised cedar planters

Maker: Bob McGonigle

Artistry in Fused Glass

One-of -a-kind designer fused-glass products, including jewelry, ornaments, designer plates, garden art, wall art and more. The designs are inspired by all that I have been blessed to have experienced in my life.

Maker: Linda Parsloe

Following my initial career success in set and production design in theatre, tv and film productions, I developed a successful career in graphic arts, product design, and website design, I am now creating original designs in fused glass. Fused glass is an exciting colored glass medium that offers a wide range of artistic techniques and expressions. It is fascinating to see light play with the textures, transparencies, and the rich spectrum of colors, making a fused glass piece totally unique. My designs are inspired by decades of my creative art development, combining functionality with one-of-a-kind artistic creation. I invite you to browse my evolving selection of custom hand-made jewelry, plates, bowls, wall art, garden sculptures and window sun catchers.


Making custom apparel and artwork.

Maker: Darcy Canales

hello MakeHaven,my name is Darcy i look forward to being a member to such a great place. I hope to learn,teach and create. i always since young ive like to fix and make thing. GOOD VIBES ALWAYS :)