The Downtown Handmade Market will be open Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Conti Building, 415 Howe Ave. Celebrate Shelton sponsors the events on the first Saturday of every month.

More than two dozen artisans, craftsmen and small businesses showcase their wares and a local nonprofit organization is highlighted. This month’s nonprofit is the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, as its gears up for Soupstock on June 20 and 21.

There also is live music, children’s activities and an outdoor hoop area. This month’s food truck is Tipsy Cones.

The June 6 event is being coordinated with the Shelton Farmers Market opening and a Written Words Bookstore author talk.


Participating artisans, businesses


Artisan, business and food vendors who will be at the June 6 market are:

— Marla Bee Designs

— Brinsco Designs

— CrazyFun FacePainting

— Crissy’s Wellness Essentials

— GPC Designs

— Hipponotic Candle
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— Inspiredesigns

— Lilla Rose

— Liquid Lunch

— Lisa’s Soaps

— The Little Dog Laughed

— Little Feet

— LoveBug Tiedyes

— Magic Moments

— Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies

— Natural Solution Skin Care

— Origami Owl

— Purrtraits by Sarah

— Recycled Beauties

— Reid’s BBQ

— Special Treats

— ThunderSlugg

— Tiny Hobo

— Woody Things

Conti Building shops include:

— bringtheHoopla

— The Glass Source

— Nikki’s Candy Boutique

— Periodic Tableware

— Shadee Lady

— Written Words Bookstore


Musical performers


There will be live music from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the June 6 market, with:

— Joe Ballaro of the Wagon Riders/Smoke Signals

— Benny Mikula of the Alpaca Gnomes

Later in the summer, Celebrate Shelton will sponsor free, outdoor Friday evening concerts in nearby Veterans Memorial Park on July 17, July 24 and Aug. 7.