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M&G Makers Market

During BJU’s Homecoming events every October, the Museum & Gallery hosts a curated market of handmade art, crafts, foods, and designs created by BJU grads, current and former faculty/staff, and current and former students. The Makers come from around the country and feature a variety of items including handmade cards, artisan chocolate, functional pottery, watercolor paintings, specialty cupcakes, handcrafted jewelry, clever fiber art, high-end writing instruments, soy candles, gourmet popcorn and more!

This all-day event is hosted in and around the Welcome Center on the Saturday of Homecoming (October 12, 2024), and it is open to the public to enjoy.


If you are interested in becoming a Maker, please consider the following process and timeline:


All artists (and craftsmen, artisans, illustrators, designers, jewelers, bakers, etc.) interested in participating must submit an application and images online between Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) through midnight on Sunday, June 9.

  • Remember, since this is during Homecoming on the campus of Bob Jones University, applicants are limited to current/former faculty and staff, BJU graduates, and current/former BJU students.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. All fees go toward the costs of the Market.
  • Market applications are only received during the 2-week time period stated.
  • For application helps, please reference these resources: FAQs and Before You Apply


Following the closure of the application process on Sunday, June 9, a jury of BJU grads will review all submissions and choose which artists will participate in the Market in the following categories: 2D Fine Art, 3D Fine Art, To Wear, Paper Goods, Fiber Art, and Everything Else.

  • Once the jury makes its choices based on quality, price point, and variety, M&G will contact the chosen Makers to accept their admission and pay their booth fee to participate.
  • Space for the Market is limited; therefore the number of total Makers is limited between 35-42 total.


M&G will announce the participating Makers on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, on our website, and via email in August. Saturday, October 12, 2024 will be M&G’s 8th annual Makers Market.


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