Costa Mesa’s New Craft Market Highlights Local Artists

Yoshiko Yap

The First United Methodist Church launched its new craft market on Saturday, Sept. 18 with vendors eager to share their handmade crafts and goods with OC residents. With the holiday season slowly approaching, the craft market is a simple one-stop shop to get one-of-a-kind gifts. Meeting the person who made […]



The First United Methodist Church launched its new craft market on Saturday, Sept. 18 with vendors eager to share their handmade crafts and goods with OC residents. With the holiday season slowly approaching, the craft market is a simple one-stop shop to get one-of-a-kind gifts. Meeting the person who made your specific product and buying directly from them is a unique consumer experience that just isn’t possible in most stores or malls.

The idea of holding a monthly craft market came easily to the team at First United Methodist Church. Josie Jimenez, administrative assistant at the church and an organizer of its many events, says the church is always looking for ways to be more involved in the community.

“We saw a huge desire for creatives and vendors to have somewhere to be able to pursue their entrepreneurial pursuits, and we happen to have a parking lot that we could offer,” Jimenez said.

Costa Mesa’s New Craft Market Highlights Local Artists

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