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Miracle on American Street Gift Market

November 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


About the Event:

NextFab and Olde Kensington Boutique have once again partnered to bring you the second annual “Miracle on American Street” Holiday Gift Market!

Shop local and handmade this holiday season, from over 70 local artists and makers while enjoying delicious food and drinks from vendors and cuisine from Sor Ynez. Tour the beautiful NextFab facilities and meet the makers in the actual studio spaces they use to produce the fantastic work available for purchase. Enjoy demonstrations, giveaways, and make-and-take activities within the makerspace. Be sure to stop by the laser lab at NextFab for your chance to win your very own Woodscapes Map, and the NextFab booth for the chance to win 10 Jawnaments of your choice! You must be present at the event in order to win.

Enjoy make-and-take activities for all ages, including the make your own ornament at the ornament-making station and personalizing your own jewelry at the jewelry stamping station. Pre-register for our leatherworking: make your own leather belt workshop, available here.

Tours of the NextFab makerspace will be available during the half-hour from 12 noon to 4 pm. 

After you are finished shopping, stop by our gift wrap station to get all your newly purchased gifts wrapped in locally designed wrapping paper. Our activity tent will host several fun activities for all ages!

Event Schedule:

11 am: Event begins! Shop from 70+ vendors in the NextFab building and parking lot

12 noon: Tours of the NextFab makerspace begin on the half hour. Enjoy demos in each of our shops!

2 pm: Jawnamnets Giveaway winner announced

3 pm: Woodscape Maps giveaway winner announced

5 pm: Event ends

Event Vendors:

In the NextFab Shops:
  • Mezzanine
    • Check out Lia Huntington’s amazing installation in the mezzanine, while enjoying live music from local artists and bands, including fan favorite, Gypstymother. 
  • NextFab Gallery
  • Workshop Area
    • Ever wonder what the NextFab staff makes in the makerspace? Staff members will have work for sale in the NextFab lobby area and around the space. 
  • Metal Shop
    • Watch the sparks fly in our metal shop, as metalsmith master, Tim demos TIG and MIG welding. Watch safely from a distance as he demonstrates skills learned in our metalworking classes. Be sure to pre-register for our open-to-the-public workshop in metalworking while you’re there. 
  • Woodshop Main area 
    • Curious about how to make furniture using the ShopBot CNC and other woodworking tools? Watch as Woodshop Manager, Tyler runs files on the ShopBot to turn flat wood into functioning furniture. He’ll be applying the skills learned in our Upholstery and ShopBot classes, where you can create your own tufted cushion in the Textiles Studio, to then have a finished stool. Open the public pre-registration will be open for our Make Your Own Stool Workshop, a three-part course that combines skills in the woodshop to make the base of your stool, then complete a tufted cushion, which finishes it up by fastening everything together.
  • Lathe Zone
    • Woodworker and musician Joey Catrambone will be showing off his lathe and turning skills in our lathe zone. Be sure to pop by, see some of his beautiful handcrafted work, and learn more about lathe classes at NextFab. 
  • Textiles
    • Open to the public preregistration is now open for our Leatherworking I: Make your Own Leather Belt workshop. Discover the basics of leatherworking by making a custom leather belt to give as a special gift this holiday season! Choose from black or brown leather, and nickel or brass hardware, and practice safe splitting, beveling, burnishing, and hand punching. Walk your newly created belt down to the event gift-wrapping station, and cross a loved one off your list.
      • Note: please bring belt measurements to this workshop.
  • Jewelry Studios
    • Take a swing at jewelry stamping in the NextFab Jewelry studio, and engrave a special message on a pendant. Add to a necklace, bracelet, or to the collar of your dog. Free and open to the public. 
  • Lasers
    • Woodscapes Maps maker Ray will be demonstrating his process of creating his customized wooden maps in the laser cutting and engraving studio in NextFab. As part of a special event giveaway, he will be raffling off one map at 3 pm – to enter and receive it, you must be present at the event.
    • Hyper-local ornaments, Jawnaments will be raffling off 10 Jawnments as part of a special event giveaway! Enter to win at the event, and be sure to be present as we announce the winner at 2 pm! 
  • Private Studios
    • Take a tour through our private artist studios within the makerspace. Member Bridget will have holiday magic happening in the studios. See where some of the gifts available to purchase come alive. 
Miracle On American Street Art & Gift Market


November 19, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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North Philly
1800 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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