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The purpose of Local Makers is to encourage, empower and equip our neighbors who are gifted with and passionate about creating quality & unique handcrafted items.


It is our mission to provide opportunities for them to take these skills from their living room to the public to sell their wares and share their stories. 

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LM began in 2021 with the vision of one creative furthering her reach by collaborating with other talented and like minded craftsmen. A community was born and went from one, to a handful and now is comprised of dozens of Makers working together to promote their unique quality items and build their small businesses. 



  • 75 Members

  • Two retail locations: The Harbor General Store & Union City Market

  • Grossed over $100,000 in sales within the two retail locations

  • Put on ten local Markets: The Harbor General Store, Sehmel Park 

  • One of our Mini Makers was featured in South Sound Magazine

  • Article written about LM in Gig Harbor Now


  • Featured at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show & interviewed live with Q13

What Sets Us Apart

LM members work together to build one another up. We collaborate and show up as a crew. Our markets are well organized and each Maker is part of a whole vs individual. Our retail locations are carefully maintained on a regular basis and continually overseen, ensuring visible interest and quality of product. Coaching is offered to Makers if their products are not selling. Our saying is that we want their items to "SELL, not sit". We offer our members community, collaboration, and small business workshops aimed at helping them succeed. 


Our members believe in supporting the next generation of creatives and entrepreneurs. We offer them free booths at our event and coordinate with the families to create a positive experience. 

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Meet the TEAM

While it takes a village to run Local Makers, meet the leadership team that works daily behind and in front of the scenes. 

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