The Mississippi Festival You Can't Miss on June 11th

It takes a village to make a creative community flourish. That's why we created Mississippi Made, a Saturday market that features local artisans and makers from our home state. From handmade copper jewelry to local honey to unique wooden toys, Mississippi Made is an event you don't want to miss. 

Join us on Saturday, June 11th, as we celebrate Mississippi makers and eat delicious food in the Mercantile Yard. While you never know what could happen on Mississippi Made days (surprise visits and such!) you can certainly look forward to seeing handmade, quality products from all over the state. 
Vixon Sullivan is a ceramicist and artist from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He likes to create functional art pieces that meet everyday needs and ceramic essentials, like coffee cups, jewelry, and other household items. 
You'll also have the chance to meet Laurel's very own Harley Perdue, a ceramicist who makes affordable, utilitarian art pieces that people use in their daily life. 

Her work frequently displays a mix of textures, deep colors, heavy contrast, and dimensional finishes while still embodying a minimal, clean look. 

While you're picking up something special for yourself, don't forget about the kiddos. A Wood Working by Terry Woods is a mastered toymaker from Aberdeen, Mississippi. Though he recently moved to Mississippi, his love for crafting and carving beautiful pieces is as deeply engrained as Ben Napier.

Fine woodworking vendors will be in no short supply, as Blessings and Hugs Woodworking and Free State Bowls will be vendors at Mississippi Made as well!

If you have a knack for home design, you'll appreciate our artists on deck. J. Graham Designs is a artist and calligrapher from Jackson, Mississippi. His focuses have developed over the years to involve all things lettering related, letterpress printing, woodworking, mural painting, and custom commissioned sculpture work.

 Laken Cole Designs also offers hand painted signs and home decor. She's a full-time mother and artist that offers encouragement and beauty through her sentimental work. 

Elizabeth Fanslow is the local Laurel business owner of the Be Amazing Paper Company, a physical shop and online store that sells stationery, journals, books, candles, and gifts of all kinds. It's a small store on Central Avenue with a big heart, and Elizabeth's passion for reaching the community with a handwritten letter is unstoppable.  

 Some other notable vendors include:

Buff City Soaps

Novi Creations (Handmade Jewelry)

Wells Lazy Acres (Homemade honey)

Jones Bones (Homemade and healthy dog treats)

Emma Wilder Farms (Homemade Goat milk soaps)

Jones County Junior College's Stained Glass Class by BJ Hatten

'Siply Good Tea

Coastal Cookie Designs

Hi Y'all (Home Decor and artwork)

Stick around for lunch and grab a bite to eat from our food truck park at the Scotsman General Store.

Can't make it in June? Visit our upcoming Mississippi Made on September 3. Each Saturday market is open from 10am to 4pm and conveniently located in the Mercantile Yard at 414 Front Street in Laurel, Mississippi. We'll see you there!