Southern Makers Event Ticket Giveaway!

March 20, 2014 | By | Comments (20)


Where can you meet a forager, a fashion designer, a brewer and a barbecue master all in one place? At the annual artisan convergence that is the Southern Makers event in Montgomery.

With workshops on urban beekeeping and pocket parks, a DIY demonstration by Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin, a lecture from the Southern Foodways Alliance staff and a market featuring goods from over 100 makers, it’s one of the best places to see Alabama’s creative side.

We can’t wait to make the trip down on Saturday May 3rd, and we want you to be there too. Tell us who your favorite Southern artisan is in the comments section, and you’ll be entered in our giveaway contest to win two tickets to the event.

For contest rules, click here.


  1. Bridget Shrader

    There are so many talented and amazing artists participating in this year’s Southern Makers Event, it is difficult to choose just one. Southern Letterpress is near and dear to my heart, as I first saw the Yellow Hammer letterpress on Christmas Eve a couple of years ago. It was too late to order one for my husband for Christmas, but I had decided it would make a great anniversary gift once matted and framed. On Christmas morning, my husband presented me with a framed and matted picture of the Yellow Hammer. He had built the frame himself using reclaimed lumber from a Civil War post office that is on our land. This would be a great chance to meet Jessica Peterson and thank her for her work.

    March 30, 2014 at 11:01 am
  2. Lee Lindsay

    The thought provoking art by Amos Paul Kennedy is great !!

    March 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm
  3. Kathleen K

    Jessica Peterson – Southern Letterpress!

    March 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm
  4. Zelda

    ♥ Lucy Farmer of Lucy Lockets

    March 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm
  5. Kate

    zkano socks made in Ft. Payne! Great product & great people!

    March 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm
  6. Anna Hall

    You can’t go wrong with Good People Brewing Company. They are, after all, simply good people making (very) good beverages!

    March 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm
  7. Lucinda

    Most definitely Gina Locklear from Zkano socks! Her story is wonderful, and her products are even better!

    March 24, 2014 at 10:41 am
  8. Nancy

    So many great artisans at one time in one place is almost overwhelming and it’s so difficult to choose a favorite but….Zkano socks. I’m really looking forward to hearing the Pine Hill Haints this time.

    March 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm
  9. Rae

    Without a doubt my favorite artisan is Natalie Chanin. Love!!

    March 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm
  10. Judy Chaffee

    Why Natalir Chanin of course!!

    March 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  11. Leigh pody

    I would love to win tickets! I have never been to the show but hoping to go this year so I can have favorites!! I think Lucy Lockets may be in the show and I do love her pieces!

    March 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm
  12. Jared Fulton

    Excited to see Wood Studio and Orbix Hot Glass.

    March 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm
  13. Sandra Harper

    Last year we missed the show by a day. We know the great folks at southern accents and admire all our Alabama entrepreneurs

    March 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  14. Leslie French

    The talented, gracious Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin, of course!

    March 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm
  15. bethbryan

    Lucy Farmer! Love me some Lucy Lockets!

    March 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm
  16. Cassie Pate

    Lucy Farmer is my favorite artisan! I can’t wait for this awesome event!

    March 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm
  17. R Justin Bing

    Tasia Malakasis of Belle Chevre

    March 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm
  18. Anna Robertson

    I have to give a shout out to Scott Peek and The Pine Hill Haints. Scott and SD is based in my hometown of Waverly and I miss popping into his shed to see a haint or two screen printing shirts. I went to high school with the Wickles boys and haven’t seen June Corley in over a decade, what is that woman up to? I live 4 hours away now and coming home with two kids and making the rounds with the family offers little time to re visit the growing artisan movement in Alabama. If you give me these tickets I can make an entire weekend of having my own little creative old home week with the crew!

    March 21, 2014 at 5:22 am
  19. Heather Coleman

    Choosing a favorite Alabama Maker is like picking a favorite child— nearly impossible! I had the pleasure of attending last year and the quality of the artists there was pretty amazing. I guess I am looking most forward to seeing Amos P. Kennedy. I am glad that his move to Detroit didn’t keep him from coming back to Alabama.

    March 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  20. Kiera Gafford

    I’m so excited about pretty much all the artisan makers coming!! But my favorite will have to be Jim N Nicks BBQ! I’m a little biased but can’t help but LOVE those guys.

    March 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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