Celebrate Shelton’s final Handmade Market Dec. 17

Celebrate Shelton's final Holiday Downtown Handmade Market is this Saturday, Dec. 17  from  10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Conti Building – 415 Howe Avenue in Shelton. Creator's Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey encourage all to visit the handmade market, which is free to attend with live music, children’s activities, and over 25 handmade artisan vendors.

“On Saturday, Dec. 17 – we will be welcoming over 25 handmade artisans for our final Holiday Downtown Handmade Market.  From unique spices to soaps and lotions, winter clothing and one-of-a-kind home goods, we have a wide range of locally made goods. We invite you to visit our final Holiday Downtown Handmade Market at the Conti Building in Downtown Shelton,” said Heriot-Mikula.

“When we shop local, we are supporting business owners who are our friends and neighbors, while strengthening our local economy in Downtown Shelton. We invite you to join us for our handmade markets and purchase locally made goods this holiday season,” Tickey added.

The full list of artisans for Dec. 17 include: Auntie Arwen's Spices, Bath Bombs By Brittany, Bead Dangle Design, BringtheHoopla LLC, Chad Anderson Photography, Cozy Christmas Creations, Fancy Frames, The Glass Source Stained Glass Studio,Grateful Pawz, Greystone Bookworks, GROW, Kilbride Creations, KP Jewelry, Legends of the Heart, Macky&Maeg's hook and needle, One Lotus CreatZen, Oronoque Farms Gift & Bakery,Our Woven Community, Reids BBQ Sauce, Renn's Recreations, Sally Russo Tarot Readings, Steven James Jewelry, Stock the Bar Candles, Sugar Pop Crochet, Suki.design, The little dog laughed, The Raven & The Rose Handcrafted Soaps, Woody Things and Zayver.

The Conti Building Shops include: Periodic Tableware, Three Bridges Coffeehouse, Welcome Relaxation, Sage Yoga, Written Words Bookstore, Nicky's Attic, Memories from Aunt Helen's Attic, and more!.

There will be live music by Dan Carlucci and Creamery Station Acoustic Trio; and children's activities.

For the last two weekends, Celebrate Shelton has gathered a collection of local artisans, craftsmen and small businesses as they showcase their wares at Celebrate Shelton’s Downtown Handmade Markets. Celebrate Shelton's festivities kicked-off with a Community Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Downtown Shelton with performances and a special appearance by Santa. "Our Holiday Handmade Markets and Community Tree Lighting were well attended by hundreds of families. We thank you for joining us as we support local artisans this holiday season," said Skrtic.

Celebrate Shelton, a city-wide initiative, was created by small business owners - Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey. Learn more about Celebrate Shelton at www.celebrateshelton.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/celebrateshelton) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/celebshelton). For any questions, email the staff at  celebrateshelton@gmail.com.