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A Downtown Handmade Market takes place the first Saturday of every month in downtown Shelton. The next market is this Saturday, March 7.

The market, which features many artisans, food producers and businesses from Shelton and elsewhere in Connecticut, is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Conti Building, 415 Howe Ave.

The market began during the recent Christmas season as part of the Celebrate Shelton initiative.

Among the participants in upcoming markets are:

— Bead Dangle Design

— Bel Mare Creations LLC

— Benny The Baker

— BringtheHoopla LLC

— Electric Bones

— The Glass Source Stained Glass Studio

— Grateful Pawz

— Greystone Bookworks

— Laurie Lynne’s Jewelry & Kids Parties!

— Lisas soaps naked and natural LLC

— Liquid Lunch

— Look and Sea

— Nikki’s Candy Boutique

— The Olive Oil Factory

— Origami Owl Living Lockets

— Periodic Tableware

— Stone Gardens Farm

Learn more about Celebrate Shelton at www.celebrateshelton.com, email celebrateshelton@gmail.com, or call 203-924-4368.