Collaboration has always been at the foundation of independently owned and artisanal businesses, where they can come together and focus on creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. By supporting the skilled artisans who employ creativity and manual dexterity, this weekend’s event Meet The Makers – A Pop-Up is dedicated to preserving the trade of handcrafted goods here in Boston.

The two-day event, created to introduce some of the city’s favorite local craftspeople including 44 North Coffee, Union Press, Sloane Merrill Gallery, and Ferro & Fawn, will celebrate local businesses and artisans who’s handmade goods are crafted with an obsession to detail. The handcrafted weekend kicks off today at Sloane Merrill Gallery in Beacon Hill, where locals not only have the opportunity to watch live painting demos from local artists, but can browse and purchase artwork while mingling with a fresh brew of 44 North Coffee.

Sunday’s festivities will ensue at the Union Press studio in Somerville’s Union Square, where owner and operator Eli Epstein, will share an inside peak into his traditional letterpress businesses. The shop produces letterpress posters (they recently did show posters for White Fence and Ty Segall), art prints, invitations, business cards, music packaging, and more.

For more details check out the Facebook event.
Saturday, October 25th from 11am-5pm at Sloane Merrill Gallery: 75 Charles Street in Beacon Hill.
Sunday, October 26th from 11am-5pm at Union Press: 440 Somerville Avenue in Union Square.