The Handmade PNW Story
Allison of Handmade PNW has been organizing handmade markets in Tacoma since 2015. She saw an enormous wealth of art and local, handmade goods, and was surprised by how few handmade-focused markets there were in Tacoma! Tacoma markets have grown so much since then, though, which is fantastic - and allows her to curate just three special shows each year:
Spring Self/Love Women’s Market
Summer Kid Maker Market
Winter Village 253 Handmade Market + Mingle
Allison is also curating the Modern Womxn Art Show at Alma Mater, with support from the Tacoma Arts Commission.
Allison makes jewelry, which she sells at local markets, and is a business consultant focused on teaching small businesses how to use social media marketing efficiently, as well as connect offline with a local support network. An offshoot of this work is the Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business.