The Mission of Marin Handmade is to collectively promote and encourage the handcrafted, locally made work of North Bay artisans.
After meeting on the SF Etsy Team’s online forum, Heather Graef and Jennifer Spilly pulled together a group of Etsy artisans living and working in the North Bay to organize the first exclusively North Bay Etsy event under the name of Marin Handmade. That inaugural event was held on October 14, 2011 at San Rafael’s Art Works Downtown. The sense of community created by this event was so rewarding that Marin Handmade is now functioning as an artist collective, actively promoting future events and expanding our core membership in order to establish a shared presence and supportive community for artisans living in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. Artists interested in joining us can find more information on our Membership page.