MakeHaven Spring Makers Market


Welcome to the MakeHaven Spring Makers Market!

Shop Local. Support Local Makers.


Mark your calendars for May 4th & 5th and immerse yourself in our vibrant Pop-Up Market, featuring an array of locally crafted treasures! Located at 770 Chapel St, our doors will be open from 11am to 7pm, offering a special chance to explore handcrafted pieces and thoughtful products from talented MakeHaven artisans, inventors and business owners.

Every purchase you make directly supports the talents and passions of MakeHaven members. Seize this exclusive opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind, locally-made gifts while making a meaningful impact right in your neighborhood.
Whether you're on the hunt for the ideal Mother’s Day present or simply want an authentic experience with the local artisan scene, the MakeHaven Spring Makers Market is your ultimate destination. Come witness the ingenuity and craftsmanship of New Haven's finest makers and celebrate your loved ones with gifts that carry a rich narrative.
Don't let this exceptional shopping experience slip by—join us at the MakeHaven Spring Makers Market!

Market Details

Location: 770 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Dates & Hours: May 4 & 5 11am - 7pm


We Transformed 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.


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.


Meet the MakeHaven Market Sellers


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.


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.

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.

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.


Making custom apparel and artwork.

Maker: Darcy Canales

Hello MakeHaven, my name is Darcy I look forward to being a member of such a great place. I hope to learn, teach and create I've always since young had a thing to fix and make things. GOOD VIBES ALWAYS :)