Shop local this holiday season and support Philadelphia’s Makers of Things courtesy of the creative community at NextFab.
We love when the opportunity to support both the local arts and local businesses arises. Now, thanks to the good folks at Philadelphia’s NextFab and their annual holiday gift guide, the occasion is upon us.
NextFab is a member-based community of artists and businesses that create in a network of makerspaces, or studios, located in Philly and Wilmington, Delaware. Each location is well equipped with resources for its members to execute their crafts in creative bliss.
NextFab recently launched its North Philadelphia location and hosted its “Miracle on American Street” Art and Gift Market, opening its doors where guests could tour and shop the new building.
“At NextFab, we believe in local artisan entrepreneurs and our team dedicates itself to helping more people to make things for themselves – and to feel empowered, to create new art, new products, and new businesses. With the opening of our new North Philadelphia space, we will be able to do that at an unprecedented level,” – Evan Malone, President, NextFab.
Here is a brief selection of artists and companies whose goods caught dM’s eye will make wonderful gifts this holiday season:
Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, Drawings, Jewelry
Price range: $12 – $200
Holiday ornaments highlighting your hometown.
Price range: $15 – $20
Handcrafted scrap metal clocks and lamps.
Price range: $45 – $120
Housewares and gifts.
Price range:$8 – $150
Calligraphy-based Christmas ornaments, weddings, and signage.
Price range: $24 – $150
Handmade jewelry and accessories.
Price range: $20 – $350
3D relief wood carvings for home and business.
Price range: $25 – $300
Handcrafted, custom wooden signs.
Price range: $150
Specialty candles, home decor.
Price range: $10 – $100
Home goods and furniture design.
Price range: $10 – $220
Price range: $12 – $175
To review the entire NextFab Holiday Guide and learn more about what NextFab is offering local artists and businesses visit their site HERE.