When Suzy Ekman opened her Makers Market shop owner at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard in April, it became clear pretty quickly that this was not your typical retail shop.

Not only does Makers Market showcase the products of independent creators, artists and makers, but it regularly spreads its wings beyond its four walls, hosting outdoor markets and craft fairs within the Lumber Yard. The typical event hosts up to 20 artists, featuring live music and drinks.

The MVLY location will host at least six outdoor markets a year, Ekman says, and they’re doing so once again on Saturday, Sept. 8 (10am-5pm), with an expansive event featuring more than a dozen vendors that span mediums like pottery and jewelry to leather goods, soaps and lotions and candles (see full list below).

Bay Area musician Ronnie Mills will perform at the event. Mills has been called a rising star whose “music is captivating and very uplifting,” with “song selections that are contemporary and soulful.”

“We’re really excited to continue to connect with this community,” Ekman says.

The 411: Makers Market, which is open in the Mill Valley Lumber Yard at 129 Miller Ave., hosts an outdoor market featuring an array of artists and makers on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10am-5pm. MORE INFO. And here’s the full story on Suzy Ekman and Makers Market.

NOTE: Help the environment and take advantage of the easy transit, pedestrian and bike access to the Lumber Yard, with 60 bike parking spaces onsite. If you need to drive, don’t park in front of neighbors homes as there is ample median public parking in the surrounding area.


​Tina Fossella Pottery – Pottery
HIIDE – Women’s clothing
Krista Sheldon Jewelry – Jewelry
Z Line Lavender Farm – Lavender Products
My Dear Tejas – Leather goods
Nicole Lea Hats – Hats
Ice Poppy Bike – Bags
Caryl B – Soaps and lotions
Farm Fresh to You – Food delivery services
MorninGlorias – Beaded hairpins
Antares Furnishings – Repurposed bags
Napa Valley Candle Co. – Candles
Yolotli – Textiles and bags
Cat Makes Things – Jewelry
Adelyn Designs – Womens Clothing
Turquoise Blue Design Co. – Jewelry
Anker – Pens