tue21mar3:00 pmtue7:00 pmOZ INC Wholesale MarketRegional Artist Maker Show for Area Retailers
Graduates of the OZ INC Cohort of Artists Makers (Cohorts 1, 2 3) showcase their trade goods
Graduates of the OZ INC Cohort of Artists Makers (Cohorts 1, 2 3) showcase their trade goods during the event, which is free and open to the public from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The OZ INC Artist Makers Wholesale Market will take place on Tuesday, March 21st, at the Main Stage Creative Community Center in Eureka Springs, Ark. Regional artisans will showcase their trade goods during the event is free and open to the public from 3 p.m. to 7p.m.
The culmination of the Ozark Incubator (OZ INC) 10-week cohort headed by Main Street Eureka Springs, the wholesale market features artisans ready to work with retailers looking for unique items and bespoke crafts.
The Maker Wholesale Market is the brainchild of Jacqueline Wolven, Executive Director of Main Street Eureka Springs and business incubator, OZ INC. “Although our incubator’s market platform is on its first run, this is the retail community’s ground-floor opportunity to support our efforts to build a wholesale market,” Wolven said. “We need a wholesale market in Northwest Arkansas to drive a strong regional artisan trade-goods economy, and OZ INC is in place to deliver.”
“We encourage our retailers to make this investment in our local artists and makers. Show up. Share your expertise. Preview the wholesale opportunities that will now and in the future benefit your business. The ground floor is where the most important connections happen,” Wolven said, “we’re making those connections now.”
OZ INC draws artisans from throughout the region to participate in a cohort during a semester-long workshop. Working together to share experiences, artists, and makers build their enterprises, refine their wholesale market tactics, and support other artisans.
Graduates from each cohort are invited to participate in future wholesale markets, growing the diversity of artisan goods available to retailers in Northwest Arkansas.
Artists and makers who want to grow their business, develop a marketable product line, and sell wholesale can apply at https://www.mainstreeteurekasprings.org/ozark-incubator.
Sessions are held in a combination of in person and virtual allowing for ease in participation. The OZ INC Wholesale Market will be Tuesday 3-7PM at 65 N. Main Street in Eureka Springs.
Main Street Eureka Springs offers core programming for entrepreneur development and education, placemaking projects, economic development, historic cultural tourism, brand building, leadership development, and telling the district’s story to a broader audience. Main Street Eureka Springs is a fully accredited program through Main Street America & Main Street Arkansas. Visit https://www.mainstreeteurekasprings.org/ozark-incubator for more information.
(Tuesday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street Eureka Springsdirector@eurekaspringsdowntown.com 65 N. Main, Eureka Springs AR 72632