West Virginia State University Extension Service and West Virginia Preservation Alliance have joined together to host the first West Virginia Made Trade Show September 10 and 11 at the Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, West Virginia.
This event is the only in-state wholesale/retail trade show exclusively promoting handmade work from West Virginia artisans and gourmet food producers. Arts organizations, such as MountainMade, have also been invited to attend but may not sell.
Friday, September 20, will be limited to wholesale only from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. The Trade Show will be open to the public on Saturday, September 11 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you can make it to the Trade Show, please stop by MountainMade’s table. We’ll be on the lookout for new artisans and artisans we haven’t seen recently to attract to MountainMade and our exciting new website.
The goal beyond the initial trade show is to create a trade association to operation the West Virginia Made Trade Show as an annual event. Association services proposed included a website with member listings and a like to their business website.
Connie McColley, a MountainMade jewelry artist, is leading this effort and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org