Want to support Baltimore artists and industry?
Check out the Made-In-Baltimore Pop-Up Shop, which is launching this week in Station North.
The shop, which will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the art gallery Space Camp, will feature more than 70 Baltimore-based businesses selling clothing, furniture, accessories, housewares, food products and more.
"This is the first project that we've done. At this point we are really trying to promote the makers in the city," said Andy Cook, an organizer within the Industrial Arts Collective, an association of artists and small manufacturers based in Baltimore.
"It's an opportunity for folks in Baltimore and the surrounding areas to become familiar with the different types of products made locally and hopefully support the folks that are making them," said Cook, who also works as the sustainable economic development coordinator for the city.
The group hopes to replicate the success of similar concept pop-ups that have been held in San Francisco, Montreal and Brooklyn, says Cook.
"We are certainly not the first, but Baltimore City has a rich manufacturing history," Cook said. "The remnants are here. We are trying to reinvent the identity of Baltimore as a place where manufacturing happens."
Find the "Made-In-Baltimore" Pop-Up Shop Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Aug. 8 through Sept. 26 at Space Camp, 16 West North Ave. in Station North.