M&G’s 7th Annual Makers Market takes place during Homecoming events on the campus of Bob Jones University. This all-day, indoor fair is hosted in and around the Welcome Center on the Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10AM-5PM. And, it is open to the public to enjoy!
Because the Market is part of the university’s Homecoming, all the art, foods, creations, and designs are made 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 chocolates, functional pottery, illustrations, watercolor paintings, scented candles, jewelry, clever fiber art, woodworking, calligraphy, gourmet popcorn and more!
If you’re interested in being a Maker, please follow the process outlined below:
Artists (and craftsmen, artisans, illustrators, designers, jewelers, bakers, etc.) can submit their application and images online beginning at 8AM Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) through Midnight Sunday, June 11.
- 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 an application fee of $25.
- Market applications are only received during the 2-week time period stated! Please apply before midnight on Sunday, June 11.
- Before applying, please reference these resources: FAQs and Before You Apply.
- These are the submission categories: 2D Fine Art, 3D Fine Art, To Wear, Paper Goods, Fiber Art, and Everything Else.
- If you know someone that fits the criteria to participate, please share this webpage with them.
- Current BJU Students apply HERE.
- All Other Makers apply HERE.
Maker Selection Process
Following the closure of the application portal on June 11, a jury of BJU grads will review all submissions anonymously 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.
Public Announcement of 2023 Makers
M&G will announce the participating Makers on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, on our website, and via email in August. Saturday, October 7, 2023 will be M&G’s 7th annual Makers Market.
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