Lowertown Pop Minnesota Maker’s Market Returns to Union Depot on April 15 with the Twin Cities’ Most Talented Artisans and Craftspeople
Event to Benefit River’s Edge Academy and a Minnesota Maker
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (March 10, 2017) – The popular Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers’ market will return to Union Depot in downtown St. Paul for its second year on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the venue’s Waiting Room. The event, held in partnership with Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique, will feature an array of local artisans and craftspeople including brewers, bakers, distillers, musicians, and visual artists, and will include live demos on the main stage throughout the event.
Fifty percent of event ticket sales will be donated to River’s Edge Academy, a nonprofit organization that challenges students to discover their greatness by learning through experience in a small, supportive community, and fifty percent will be given to one lucky Minnesota Maker. Last year’s Minnesota Maker winner of half of the event ticket sales was Melissa Boyle who owns and designs the Wooly Wearables and Marvelous Melissa cat toy lines. The $4,100 she received allowed her to purchase her first cell phone for the business, and allowed her to hire an additional production assistant, pay for professional product photography, and participate in two large makers’ events that had previously been too costly.
This year’s participating vendors includes Moxie Malas, Nest Pure, Sidhe Brewing Company, Desdamona Doolittle, Gardenagerie, Hart and Soul Herbal, 212 West, Tonja’s Table, and many more. For a complete list of vendors, which is regularly updated in the weeks leading up to the event, visit http://www.uniondepot.org/lowertownpopmakers/.
Advance tickets are $10, with free admission for children ages five and under. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lowertownpop.com. For information about River’s Edge Academy, visit http://www.riversedgeacademy.org/.
Getting to Union Depot
- Bike: Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
- Bus: Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street / Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
- Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit's Green Line
- Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
- Car Share: Zipcar
- Car Rental: Hertz
About UNION DEPOT...The beautifully renovated Union Depot is one of American’s great rail stations from the early 20th century. Union Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and certified LEED® Gold in 2014. Today, it is a welcoming destination for all and serves as a major transportation center and dynamic event venue in the heart of the Twin Cities. Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority owns Union Depot which offers a full complement of transportation services including Amtrak®, Jefferson Lines, Greyhound and megabus.com. The Regional Railroad Authority is dedicated to a long-range vision that addresses changing transportation needs by preserving rail corridors for future transit use, studying transit options and providing transit services. JLL, under contract with the Regional Railroad Authority, is responsible for management of Union Depot and working collaboratively to establish a welcoming community gathering place at the historic landmark. For more information, go to uniondepot.org.
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