THIS WEEKEND--June Downtown Handmade Market

Celebrate Shelton creators Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey are looking forward to the June Downtown Handmade Market, sponsored by SolarCity on June 4 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Conti Building.

“Our goal is to ignite a greater sense of community while bringing a positive presence to Downtown Shelton," Heriot-Mikula said.

Tickey added, "The Monthly Downtown Handmade markets have become a destination for small businesses, artisan vendors, eateries and culture as residents from Shelton join to shop local." “We want to encourage our families, friends and neighbors to shop locally and support our local businesses," Skrtic pointed out.

Just in time for Father’s Day, Saturday's market will feature live music and 20 handmade vendors - from teas to seasonal spices; from men’s soaps and lotions to home goods. The Downtown Handmade Market is free to enter with ample free parking. This will be the last Downtown Handmade Market until October.

June handmade artisans include: Anam Cara Center,  Anthony Videira Fine Art, Auntie Arwen's Spices, Common Bond Market, D'Green Pickles, Happy Hippie Heads, Jess Smalley Photographs Everything, Killbride Creations, Liquid Lunch/GROW, Om Pajamas, Quilts by Nancy, Reid's BBQ Sauces, Renn's Recreations, Steeped Tea, The Raven & The Rose Handcrafted Soaps, Woody Things and more!

The Conti Building Shops include: BringtheHoopla, The Glass Source Stained Glass Studio, Periodic Tableware, Nicky's Attic, Three Bridges Coffeehouse, Written Words Bookstore, Welcome Relaxation, Sage Yoga, Memories from Aunt Helen's Attic.

Special events throughout the day include Tarot Readings by Sally Russo; and there will be live music from 11:00am – 2:00pm with Lee Ann Lovelace and Paul Kramarz.

Our highlighted non-profit of the month is: Friends of the Shelton Libraries. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries are individuals, families and businesses who share an appreciation for the resources and services provided by the Shelton Libraries.

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 and follow Celebrate Shelton on Facebook ( and Twitter (