Each year, Pygmalion’s Made Fest lines the Accord Outdoor Annex Lot (N. Market and Main Streets) with pretties. Made Fest is a two-day, outdoor, curated marketplace featuring work by some of the best handmade and vintage sellers around. The event runs this Friday (September 23) from 4 – 9 p.m. and Saturday (September 24) from 12 – 8 p.m. Stopping by is free, and many of the marketplace’s vendors offer lovely wares on the affordable side.

Here’s a preview of what you can dazzle your eyes with at this year’s Made.


Quirky paintings, multi-media artwork, hats and more by Danville artist Barry Callahan

Argaman & Defiance

Otherworldly scarves, many of them silk, and other cloth creations

Artery Ink






Print, cards, and more that get, like, WAY up close and personal with the human body








Artofzen Design

Mesmerizing ink doodles, modern mandalas, and more by Urbana artist Katie Funk, a former Civil Engineer

Brianna Lawrence

Delicate embroidery and stitched playthings, including children’s items

Camelot’s Finest 

Sleek handcrafted wood items for kitchens and more

Coming Home Candles

Environmentally-friendly candles that smell like heaven

CTF Illinois’s 9 Muses Art Gallery

Art objects created, made, and sold by individuals with developmental disabilities

Dear Home

A Made Fest regular, Dear Home sells and reuses vintage items


Animal-themed illustrations by Illinois artist Katie McCarthy

Evelyne’s Intentions

Art of all types and media, but especially mandalas and jewelry that captures aspects of nature


The Exquisite Corpse Boutique creates truly one-of-a-kind jewelry and timepieces, many of which feature ornate designs and natural wood


Fiber work that ranges from embroidery to cross stitching and that often talks back

Half Hazard Press

Print and design objects that aestheticize the Midwest 




Who says food isn’t art? Hopscotch will have beautiful baked treats on hand to fuel your shopping





Badass clothing and designs that knows their cultural reference points

Lisa Kesler Studio

Champaign-born print work that makes the local look lovely

Lollieeeepop Weaving

Vibrant woven wall objects for making spaces warm and bright

Long Dog Dandy

Sassy clothing, pins, and vessels for all kinds of drinks, alcoholic or nah

Lydia Puddicombe and Bob King

Multimedia artworks inspired by plants, animals, and other things of nature

Miller Woodworks

Woodworking that works for you, like these charming iPhone speakers


Neckties, pendants, jewelry, and other wearables that are unisex, geometric, and flashy

Mrs. Emily

Hats, t-shirts, clothing and more that combines edgy with comfy

Nathan Westerman

Minimalist paintings that make slim slivers of color get up close and personal with one another 

Neurotik Art

Paintings and other art work inspired by states of psychopathology. The artist, Allen Creamean, is a counselor at the Pavilion Hospital.

Norden at Home

A German design studio and a local favorite, Norden will be bringing several popular items back to Made this year, including an expanded earring menagerie

Old Town Flowers

Beautiful bouquets grown and arranged near downtown Champaign


Classy wooden peg dolls and peg doll vehicles for peg dolls on the go

Pen, Paper, & Fabric

All kinds of paper goods, many inspired by vintage designs

Poppy & Pinecone

Geography lessons in watercolor with heart

Real Soaps



These soaps are not only real, they also smell amazing. Oatmeal and Lavender is a personal favorite.





Rosalynne Love

Apparel and mugs just in time for the cold weather season

Rumours Hat Shoppe

Hats for every classy head, usually located just a few blocks away from Made Fest on Chester Street

Same Street Textiles & Scrap Yard

Playful, multimedia art objects that make their textile-based nature known

The Simple Palette

Watercolor illustrations, hand lettering, and adult coloring book cards (!)

Sophie McMahan

Comic-inspired art that makes you look twice… and then a third time… and then again

Sunshine Design

Minimalist art objects inspired by the flatlands of Central Illinois 

This Loves That

Wearables that keep it simple in color and shape but classy in style 


Beloved local screen-printing store that puts your designs on soft, comfy shirts and more 

Westmoreland Place

Homey quilts and other handmade items for babies, kids, and homes

Work Press & Publication

Work Press is a St. Louis-based spot for publications and images of all sorts


Drawings, paintings, and quasi-monstrous art creations 

For more on Made Fest, click here.