Founded in 2008 by Zhenelle Falk and Rachel Wrightson Naylor, Tight
Knit events showcase an incredible array of handmade and carefully
curated goods by artists, crafters and collectors from throughout the
Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Berkshires and Southern Vermont.
In 2008, Tight Knit's first ever annual Black Friday Holiday Event boasted 50 vendors and welcomed hundreds of visitors and shoppers over two days. The 2009 Summer season saw Tight Knit expand to a weekly open-air market every Saturday during June, July and August in Troy’s beautiful downtown area. The seasonal market reconvened that same year for the Winter holidays, tucked inside the Troy Atrium upstairs at 3rd and Fulton Streets, joining the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market in their Winter home. Tight Knit is proud to be a part of a small business boom in downtown Troy, where in addition to shopping our markets for one-of–a-kind items, you can experience the region's best and most diverse farmer's market, and visit the great variety of boutiques, shops and eateries lining the historic city streets.
In 2012, Tight Knit re-imagined its role as a presenter, reaching out to an expanded audience with the introduction of "Troy Flea: An Urban Bazaar". The areas best Artisans and Crafters mingled with connoisseurs of Vintage clothing, Antiques, collectibles, oddities, and what-nots; curated to present you with only the best, most diverse market the area has to offer.
Now in its 5th year, Tight Knit will focus on creating distinct specialty events; from February's "Made with Love" market to this summer's Friday Flea at Troy Night Out, an open air bazaar with live entertainment and a perfect breezy evening ambience.
With a strong focus on community and small business over big box globalization, Tight Knit’s mission since inception is to organize and motivate local artists and citizens to share their perspectives, knowledge and creativity with others. Let’s keep our dollars in our communities and grow together.
Tight Knit presents a market of handmade goods sold directly by their makers. Housed inside the atrium of the old Frear's Troy Cash Bazaar adjacent to the area's best Farmers Market, this is a shopping destination each Saturday. Take in the breathtaking marble staircase and iron craftsmanship, bask in the light of the magnificent skylight, enjoy the music.
Frear Building, Corner of Fulton & 3rd Streets, 2nd Floor, Troy NY 12180
Saturdays, November 16, 23, 30 & December 7, 14, 21 9am-2pm
Local folks offer a variety of "sweet somethings" made by hand to gift with love this Valentine's Day, at this one-time specialty market presented by Tight Knit.
Troy Atrium, Broadway between 3rd & 4th Streets, Troy NY 1218
Saturday, February 8 9am-2pm
An open air bazaar showcasing the area's best artisans and crafters, connoisseurs of vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, oddities, and what-nots, Friday Flea is curated to present only the best, most diverse market the Capital Region has to offer.
Monument Square (Broadway between 2nd and River), Troy NY 12180
Each Troy Night Out in May (31), June (28), July (26), August (30) & September (27) 5pm-9pm
HOME GOODS & DÉCORA Candle Station - Handcrafted Candles, Soaps & One-of-a-Kind Products
The Spotted Kitty - Whimsical Felt Cat Toys and Organic Dog Biscuits
Ann Haker - Unique Mosaics for the Home and Garden
Tertulia - Handmade Party Accents and Vintage Home Decor
Weathered Woods - Sculpted Home Decor from Locally Gathered Driftwood
cPk Mosaics - Glass Frames, Mirrors and Plaques
PK Brown Woodworking - Grinders, Banks, Boxes and More
Adam Parsley - Hand Blown Glass Ornaments, Glasses, and Jewelry
Higgins Handcrafts - Turned Wooden Gifts & End Grain Cutting Boards
As The Wheel Turns Pottery - Functional and Decorative Pottery
Savvy Sisters - Repurposed and Handmade Household Accessories
ART, PRINTS & PAPER CRAFTMary Sherwood - Watercolor Note Cards and Prints
Art by Sarah Jane - Unique Handmade Art and Accessories
Nicolette Callaway - Original Collage Artwork, Prints, & Greeting Cards
M's Handmade Boxes - Decorative Boxes with Specialty Paper
FABRIC & KNITSHold Onto Your Hats - Handmade Felt Play Toys and Hats for Children
Mittens and More - Fleece Lined Mittens and Winter Wear
Sweet Gabbie - Hand Sewn Ornaments and Decor from Recycled Fabric
Sweet Caroline Wools - Original Hand Spun Yarns http://www.sweetcarolinewools.com
Ex Libris Handmade - Organic Cotton Books and Notecards
Ivy Rose Wool Art - Unique and Whimsical Wool Fibre Art
Hamsterdam Knits - Knitted Winter Accessories
Lily Whitepad - One of a kind, sustainable accessories
H Squared Designs - Quality handmade totes, purses, clutches, and infant items
JEWELRYThe Quiet Woods - Tender Jewelry
Jewels By Jaime Lynn - Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry
Little Gems by Kari - Jewelry, Crocheted Goods, Soaps, and More
Custom Viking Wire - Wire Woven Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings
The FamiLee Jewels - Repurposed Vintage and Steampunk Jewelry
Indigo Hare - Beaded Jewelry & Felted Accessories
Dancing Magpie Designs - Handstamped Jewelry
Cariku Designs - Offbeat Jewelry with an Ethnic Vibe
Metallum Works - Silver, Copper, Brass, & Enameled Jewelry
Something IvoryCoasty - Dreamy, Beaded Jewelry and Handbags
A.N. Original Jewelry - Artisan Jewelry Crafted From Sterling Silver, Gold, Brass, & Semi-Precious Gemstones and Pearls
FRIENDS OF OUR MARKETDowntown Troy Business Improvement District
Etsy - Sharing info and ideas from the world's handmade marketplace!
WEXT - Exit 97.7
Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group - Business trainers and consultants with an emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.
A: Vendors selling handmade goods, crafts and art. We are looking for skilled artisans and brilliant artists; local folks with a keen eye for goods you've just got to own.
Q: What is the fee?
A: $300.00 for the full market series, $50 per market. Vendors applying for all 6 markets will be given preference.
Q: Can I sign up to share a space with a friend?
A: Sure! Just please be sure to note that in the special notes section of your application, and submit photos and links to your partners work as well.
Q: What do I need to bring as a vendor?
A: Tight Knit provides the space, you bring the rest! Tables, chairs, display items, etc…
Most important to bring, after your fabulous wares, is a great attitude! This should be fun!
Q: Do I need special permits to sell my wares?
A: We are required to collect each vendors Personal Tax Id Number for our file, we will never share this information. Your tax ID can be your Social Security Number. Each vendor is responsible for charging sales tax at the market.
Q: Where exactly will the market be located?
A: Tight Knit's Winter Market will take place in downtown Troy's Atrium, on Broadway between 3rd and 4th. We are situated on the 2nd floor, incorporated with the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.
Q: What if I sign up but then need to cancel?
A: We understand plans change; if you need to cancel we ask that you do so a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your committed date. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations, however we will make every effort to reschedule your date. This market operates entirely on the fees collected from vendors, and space is limited.
**All incoming Winter Market applications will be wait listed as of November 25. All markets are currently SOLD OUT.