Milwaukee Makers Market

Face of Makers Markets

Ryan Laessig of Milwaukee Makers Market; Photo by Linda Smallpage, Boutique Photographer

“I call the Milwaukee Makers Market an experience,” says Laessig, who is an artist himself and daylights as a high school teacher and freelance event coordinator. “If you come here, you’ll notice the community atmosphere. You’ll hear from this amazing variety and diversity of small businesses.”

Milwaukee Makers Market brings over 50 local small businesses to each monthly market, from clothing designers and jewelers to bakers and coffee roasters. The one requirement for every small business is that they make what they sell themselves. To find the date and location of upcoming markets, visit milwaukeemakersmarket.com. There’s no admission fee to enter the market.

“You can just come and have fun and check everything out,” Laessig says. “And if you do decide to make a purchase, you’re going to find something you love, and you know that money is not going to a big box store. You’re helping a small business grow and supporting someone’s dream.”