5th annual Black Friday has been announced!!

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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.

 

Rotation , Rotation , Rotation!

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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 circulatemke@gmail.com

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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:

http://thevibemke.org

http://wpca-milwaukee.org

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/westmilwaukee

 

 

Gratitude – September 24th

Saturday September 24th, 11-4pm with a set up time starting at 9am, at the MLK Peace Place (MLK Dr. & Ring)
(Outdoor venue)

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We would like to send a sincere “Thank you” to all of the creative’s who have been vendors with Circulate over the last year. Circulate started first, because I made a promise to myself. During the 2015 holiday season I promised to only purchase my family’s gifts from artists/entrepreneurs that I hold near and dear to my heart. In this way my purchase would support people who created well crafted and meaningful products and the gift itself would hold a value that could not be bought in a corporate store. The second reason was to respond to the simultaneous nationwide call for a holiday season boycott of non-community owned box-stores and corporate chains. Although I agreed with it, I also understood that if you want people to make different choices you must also offer viable alternatives. Circulate was not created to eliminate corporate shopping altogether but to create options and begin the transformation from surviving to thriving for both our vendors and our communities.

We have hosted a wide variety of wonderful businesses. At the Circulate Markets you can gain knowledge from vendors about healthy practices, holistic healing and chemical free bath and beauty products. You can speak to artists who are also story tellers, giving you a sense of pride and connection to our city’s historical connectivity and cultural roots. For those who are paying attention Circulate is more than a market it is a reminder that we come from greatness. We are building a cooperative community and we are excited about expanding and growing!

As the fall season approaches we wanted to acknowledge our one year anniversary by per-determining the calendar for the rest of the year so that we can prepare for the most improved Circulate Markets yet.