With craft season in doubt and fairs still being cancelled across the island — most notably at Argyle Park in Babylon — this group of makers has decided to take matters into their own, well, hands.
The five makers have launched the area’s first micro craft fair, “Maker Takeover at Pallet Refinery,” now held every Sunday outside Pallet Refinery at 420 Broadway in West Babylon.
The micro fairs run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting.
(Scroll down for the COVID-19 rules.)
“Small businesses and the maker community are struggling to stay afloat and present,” said Gabrielle Sprance of Pallet Refinery.. “How can people support the crafters and their work if everything is cancelled?”
So, she said, the group got together with the vision of creating a small pop-up market to display their work, as well as hang for the mornings to talk shop.
“We’re sticking together, sharing creative ideas and using the outdoor space to work together to try keep momentum and spirit up,” she said.
The makers also include d lauren b paper florals, Pallet Refinery, Salt & Sea, two gypsea souls
and From.the.heart.designs. Tap the links for their Instagram feeds. Follow Pallet Refinery on Instagram or Facebook for any cancellations due to weather.
because of COVID
• Masks required
• Hand sanitizer at every booth
• Social distance observed
• Outdoors only
• Contact-free payment options
Photo: The makers outside Pallet Refinery in West Babylon. (courtesy)