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Downtown Oceanside Makers Market

Shop in the sunshine for handcrafted goods while supporting local makers and businesses at our final pop-up market.

Photos by Bobbie Mills

MainStreet Oceanside created the Downtown Oceanside Makers Market to encourage our community to support our Downtown, local makers and small businesses by bringing people here to shop at a safe distance.

At this pop-up market, between 35 and 40 makers display their handcrafted and locally made goods in Downtown Lot 35, the location of the Sunset Market Main Stage, and in Artist Alley. Shoppers can expect to find an array of handmade and artisanal wares, including jewelry, macrame, paper goods, small-batch bath products, home decor, art and local photography.

Rhonda Stoiloff, local resident and owner of Rhonda’s Rustic Recycled Handmade Art, channels her passion for recycling into creating custom-made signs, wind chimes and birdhouses using old license plates.

“I am grateful for a safe place to show off my upcycled art and to support the Oceanside community,” said Stoiloff.

Supporting local is more important than ever with so many small businesses struggling to remain open during the pandemic.

“After having to shut down for a time, we appreciate the opportunity to come back and safely share our art with the community,” said Terry and Court Willoughby, owners of T & C Baskets.

The Willoughbys form fallen King Palm tree sheaths into hanging baskets embellished with preserved foliage, feathers and decorative necklaces. In addition to wall art, they use locally grown and harvested bamboo as organic pots for succulents and air plants.

The final Downtown Oceanside Makers Market happens on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Lot 35, Pier View Way and in Artist Alley.


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