Monday, November 10, 2014

Shelton's Downtown Handmade Market kicks off on Black Friday

SHELTON >> Celebrate Shelton, a city-wide initiative, begun by two small business owners, Michael Skrtic, owner of The Glass Source Studio, and Nicole Heriot-Mikula, owner of bringtheHoopla have joined together to form Celebrate Shelton, which will present 3 major events to highlight small business and the community which surrounds them: Downtown Handmade Market, Community Tree Lighting and the Small Business “Crawl” event guide.

Downtown Handmade Market, a 5-date vendor festival, will be held at the Conti Building on 415 Howe Ave., Shelton. A Black Friday Kick-Off celebration on Friday, Nov. 28 from 6-9 p.m. will be sponsored by Liquid Lunch and wine from Linda’s Liquors in Shelton. Celebration will include handmade artisan vendors, live music, hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting. All vendors will feature a special offer during this kick-off event. Tickets are $5 at the door. Kids 14 and under are no cost.

The market continues on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free.

Community Tree Lighting sponsored by Webster Bank, Valley Community Foundation and Center Stage will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Park, 83 Canal Street East, in Shelton. Caroling with Center Stage, hot cocoa and sweets by the Boys & Girls Club of LNV and Santa Claus will be there for everyone. A huge special thank you to Jones Family Farms and City of Shelton. All children are encouraged to create their own handmade ornaments to hang on the tree with their families on the evening of the lighting.

Our Small Business Crawl event guide is a 24 page glossy magazine that will include a special offer from all participating small businesses throughout the month of December. The goal is to encourage our community to shop local! Keep an eye out in Shelton for your very own guide.

For questions, please email us at or call us at 203-924-4368. Visit us on Facebook and at

This is a press release from Celebrate Shelton.

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