By Chris Bavender
The first Made in Carmel market hosted by the Bask on Main spa and boutique is underway and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month through October.
“One of Bask on Main’s main goals has always been to support other local businesses in any way we can. off the ground,” said Marissa Hendrickson, marketing coordinator for Bask on Main. “It’s really a win to be able to help local businesses that have amazing stories and to be able to showcase their items.”
The Made in Carmel marketplace has five vendors but is looking to add more.
“If you have a local business you’d like to showcase at Bask on Main, let us know and we’d love to have you,” Hendrickson said. “At the moment we have locally made accessories, clothing and homewares. We would like a food vendor to attend.
Hendrickson said Bask on Main’s location at 336 W. Main St. makes it an ideal place to host the market.
“We love our location, right on the Arts and Design District roundabout, and we have so much space,” she said. “The first floor is our retail area and where we do Botox and fillers. The second floor is our event space which we rent out. It seats about 45 people and is so beautiful overlooking the fountain with a balcony and large windows and doors.The third floor is used by our medical esthetician, massage therapist and permanent makeup artist.
“We also have the beautiful outdoor space where we strongly encourage people to hang out and lounge with us when the weather is nice outside.”
When the weather “cooperates”, Hendrickson said the market will also use Bask’s outdoor space.
One of the goals of the Made in Carmel Market is to encourage customers to “shop small” and support small businesses in the area.
“Small businesses have a big impact, not only on our economy, but also on the ability to support the dreams of your neighbors and friends,” Hendrickson said. “We were incredibly blown away by the support we all received over the holidays, by how many people supported shopping small and bought their gifts and gift cards here.”
Anyone interested in becoming a vendor at Made in Carmel Market can contact Bask on Main at [email protected] or call 317-575-2275.