Seattle Made Week 2015: September 19 – 26

Posted on September 17, 2015, 1:57 pm
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Seattle’s entrepreneurial and creative communities are being celebrated all month throughout the metro area. The Seattle Design Festival is ongoing, Bellevue Fashion Week‘s big event is the Independent Designer Runway Show, and this weekend marks the beginning of Seattle Made Week, which highlights the work of dozens upon dozens of locally produced goods, from jewelry to craft beers.

From Saturday, September 19 through Saturday, September 26, check out events around town, beginning with the Seattle Mini Maker Faire this Saturday and Sunday. Next Wednesday is the Seattle Made Brewers’ Night, featuring beers from ten local breweries, and next Friday is the Taste of Seattle Made Party, with bites and sips from over forty Seattle-based food and beverage makers.

Can’t attend the events but want to discover more locally produced goods? Check out Antsquare, the official app of Seattle Made Week. Download the Antsquare app from your app store with promo code $5OFFSEAMADE for a $5 credit towards any purchase.

The full list of events and links to purchase tickets to events are below.

Seattle Made Week 2015

Seattle Mini Maker Faire

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 10 AM to 5 PM

Where: EMP Museum (325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)

Seattle Mini Maker Faire at EMP Museum and surrounding Seattle Center locations features 100 of the coolest innovators, creators, tinkerers, robots, hobbyists, crafters, artists, and young makers in the Northwest. It’s a family-friendly event celebrating creativity and amazing DIY technology.” Read more on the website. See the lineup of exhibitors.

Exhibits and activities include homemade robots, a large-scale ball maze, the world’s largest solar-powered tricycle and the “Tower of Power,”which is composed of hundreds of Seattle Made products “from propellers to bikes to leather bags to whiskey.” The tower will have its own activities and prizes. On Saturday, there will also be a Meet Your Maker happy hour at POP Kitchen + Bar, from 5 – 7 PM. Discounts on food and drinks plus tabletop games make this a fun and family-friendly way to end your day.

All ages. $8 – $15 advance tickets. Buy tickets for Saturday. Buy tickets for Sunday.

Made in Seattle: The Future of Urban Manufacturing

When: Tuesday, September 22, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Urban Hardwoods (2101 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121)

From the website:

The evening will feature some of Seattle’s most visionary thinkers discussing how Seattle can realize its potential as a national innovator in urban production and manufacturing. With an emphasis on the role played by collaboration, we’ll share short inspiring case studies of how Seattle businesses are reimagining everything from capital to space, materials to relationships. Then we’ll dive deeper with a moderated discussion/audience Q&A, and top the evening off with a reception.

Speakers include:

We hope you’ll join us for a night of networking, drinks, appetizers, and inspiring conversation!

Register online. $35 for general public. $25 for members.

Seattle Made Brewer’s Night

When: Wednesday, September 23, 5 – 7 PM

Where: The Beveridge Place (6413 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA)

“Come sample some of the best beer made in Seattle, at one of the best pubs in Seattle! Brewers from over 10 Seattle breweries, including Pike Brewing, Hale’s Ales, Fremont Brewing, Spinnaker Bay Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing and many others will sample their goods at The Beveridge Place Pub.”

Free to the public. Ages 21+

Taste of Seattle Made Party!

When: Friday, September 25, 6:30 – 10:30 PM

Where: Metropolist (2931 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134)

“Beer, pasta, hot sauce, wine, popsicles, cheese, chocolate, whiskey, sausage, crackers, ice cream! Come sample tasty  goodness from 40 different Seattle-based food and beverage makers, then stick around for a rockin’ DJ dance party, food trucks, and bar. Your ticket gets you 10 alcohol pours and unlimited food samples.”

$30 general public. Ages 21+. More info and ticket purchases available through the website.

Mystery Maker Tours

When: Saturday, September 26, 1 PM – 7 PM

Where: Evergreen Escapes (2960 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134)

“Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to transform materials and ingredients into the products we love and use and take for granted every day. You’ll visit four local factories and production spaces that make food, beverages, and products, and hear directly from the makers why they do what they do. We’ll have a snack picnic of locally made food, and we’ll top it off with a wine reception at Elsom Cellars!” Hosted by Evergreen Escapes.$105 general public. $95 members. Register online.

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.