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Connecting local makers to the people who want to support them.

Nearby Maker is a listing of artisans organized in and around major cities. Supporting these makers helps your dollars stay in the communities you're invested in.

This is not an ecommerce site, but rather a resource to help you connect with local makers to purchase goods directly from them.

You can support our efforts through Patreon. Thank you.

* We are currently focused on the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Currently paused for new applications.

This site is only a list, and not intended as an endorsement of any maker on our site. All transactions will be between you and the seller and do not occur on The Nearby Maker site. Therefore, make sure that you are comfortable doing transactions with any of the vendors listed on this site.

If you ever have a bad experience with any vendor listed on our site, please let us know. We do require that all makers are located in or within close proximity to the city they applied to on our site. We do our best at screening all applicants. However, if you suspect that any maker is improperly designated to a specific area, please let us know at