The Bluffton Artisan Market, an open-air shopping event that features local makers, will be held again in the fall, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays in the Southern Barrel parking lot in Buckwalter Plaza in Bluffton.

Dates are Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14. In addition, a two-day Christmas market will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27-28.

The events are open to the public and include live music.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to support local makers and engage with the creative community,” said Katie Silva, founder of Lowcountry Made, the organization sponsoring the events. “We insist that everyone – vendors and attendees – wear masks and practice other social distancing best practices.”

Registration is underway for vendors to book their booths for the events. A discounted fee will be given before Aug. 31. To register, visit

Lowcountry Made is a promotional organization that represents a collective of Lowcountry artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs creating in the Lowcountry. They promote their “shop small” agenda with an online directory, maker to shopper newsletter, special events, and wholesaling representation. The organization’s goal is to provide opportunities for local makers to help their brands succeed whatever each maker’s goals may be.

“The open air markets provide an opportunity for families to get out of the house and feel a part of their community again in a safe way,” Silva said. 

For more information, visit