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Bay Area makers gather for new holiday market

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When Bay Area Made launched this past summer, the promotional platform adopted the mantra "What we make makes us." Now highlighting and supporting nearly a hundred independent Bay Area–based designers, crafters, artists and makers—like Sharon Zimmerman of Sharon Z Jewelry (pictured)—Bay Area Made celebrates the region's diverse creative culture and brings most of its roster of vendors to the Barlow Center in Sebastopol for the inaugural Bay Area Made Holiday Market on Dec. 9.

Get a look at what the Bay Area has to offer in custom works of art and accessories, including jewelry, home and apothecary goods, apparel and more. Over 40 artisan makers, from well-known designers to up-and-coming brands, will be on hand, and guests will also get the chance to relax in the market's winter patio lounge, boasting outdoor pieces for sale like heated furniture and botanical arrangements. Libations from Sebastopol's Spirit Works Distillery and several North Bay wineries will be available, as will locally made sweets and snacks.

A percentage of sales from the event goes to Undocufund, which is providing direct funding to undocumented immigrants and their families who were affected by the North Bay fires. Bay Area Made Holiday Market commences on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Barlow Event Center, 6770 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 11am to 5pm. Free admission. 707.824.5600.

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