VENDOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
After more than 30 markets hosted all across the city and working with over 100 local Milwaukee creative entrepreneurs of all ages, CirculateMKE is excited to return back to what is now ‘The Avenue’(Formally Shops of The Grand Ave), where they held their 1st market some 5 years ago! Located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee, where some incredible transformations and renovations are underway. CirculateMKE guests will get a sneak peak at the plans and new developments!
This year’s Black Friday market will be held from 11am until 5pm in the former ‘Linen and Things’ location with entrance on Wisconsin Ave. The annual CirculateMKE Black Friday shopping experience is open to the public, free and family friendly.
What started as a unique way to gather and support community makers and local vendors outside of traditional retail shopping during the holidays has grown and inspired new economic mobility options for many local vendors and businesses in Milwaukee.
On Black Friday, CirculateMKE will acknowledge and commemorate the many achievements made by their CirculateMKE family of vendors, makers and supporters.
Milwaukee can be a super cool place to explore on so many levels! Especially for the creatives. Especially since we are essentially breaking barriers and long standing social stigmas by consistently rotating with such a diverse core of vendors, shoppers and supporters. People always offer positive feedback about our unique location choices, understanding we want to keep the Circulate experience mobile, continuously increasing all of our city wide connections. Desegregating our dollars is no small notion… In the meantime, we are always on the lookout for perfect fitting potential venues in new areas as well as professional partnerships for future Market activations, special events and other Circulate moves. The demand for local products is evident in addition to the small business opportunities and awareness generated by supporting local makers and entrepreneurs around the city!
We would like your help! Yes! We have always asked our Circulate network for input and investment. It’s all win/win/win!
There are plenty of magical spaces and hidden jewels in each one of our beloved communities! Our team may be unaware and also there are different ideas and possibilities we would like to pursue with the right platform and collaborators! We love introducing our networks and community to different spots! The power of our network is in our communication and cooperation! Where to next? How can you become a part of this process? What’s the next move? Feel free to send us a link, email message to point us in the right direction! There will be several orgs and individuals offering info and resident and business resources. Promoting and connecting our collective efforts is important! Please keep us informed on how we can work together!
Questions? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
As we continue to open up possibilities and set up whole #Circulatemke markets or events at several unlikely places…..Send a special thanks and shout out to some of our recent Circulate venues = Just a few, check’em out & support:
We are honored to host our Feb 10th Market inside of Milwaukee’s gems; Walker’s Point Center for the Arts!!
There is a super powerful exhibit currently up at the gallery , so you will get a special visual treat when you come to support your favorite CirculateMKE Creative Entrepreneurs!! Here is some brief info about the artists and striking exhibit featured:
Tierra Herida: Printmaking from the Americas is a panorama of contemporary printmaking in the Americas—46 artists from 20 countries explore the theme of mining from colonial times to the present. This exhibit was curated by Alec Dempster.
To raise awareness and generate discussion around the theme artist from all over the Americas have created work on the theme of mining from their local and personal perspectives. The result is a graphic map of the current situation through contemporary printmaking. MAKE SURE YOU COME CHECK IT OUT!!