Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Go Local, Milwaukee

If you're planning to do any Christmas shopping in the next week, check out these three events to get some presents or some gift ideas. I'm all for Amazon.com and their free shipping, but if I can find something quality that's unique and/or handmade, I feel like I get extra points in the gift-giving department. So think outside the box this holiday season, give gifts that are special and personal (ie not a Target gift card) and support some local businesses, too.

Art vs. Craft
The biggest and best shopping event in Milwaukee. If you have ever wasted away hours on Etsy, you'll love this event. Many Etsy sellers will be there, along with local and regional artists, vendors, and crafters. You can easily knock out half of your Christmas shopping in one day.
WHEN: Saturday, November 26th 2011, 10am- 6pm
WHERE: Milwaukee School of Engineering!
Event entrance is on the corner of Highland & Broadway
1047 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Made In Milwaukee
Over 40 Milwaukee-based performers, musicians, artists, and creatives - a showcase of local talent. See what's being created in the city.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 23 Doors open at 7pm
WHERE: Turner Hall Ballroom, 1032 N. 4th street

Hovercraft Milwaukee
A Milwaukee showcase of artists, crafters, businesses, and musicians. Craft demonstrations and tutorials along with live performances and mini tours of Sweet Water aquaponics.
WHEN: Saturday, December 3rd, 12pm to 6pm
WHERE: Sweet Water Organics 2151 S. Robinson Ave. in Bay View

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