Photo courtesy of Made in Tucson Market

Made in Tucson Market to feature 250+ local vendors including food trucks, artisans & more

November 26, 2023
By Sam Jump
By Sam Jump

Tucson’s creative heartbeat will pulse through the city on Sunday, November 26, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., as the Made in Tucson Market (MinT) returns to Seventh Avenue. This free-to-attend street fair, a brainchild of the Pop Cycle circle of creatives and Fourth Avenue Merchants, has evolved into a biannual showcase of local artists, makers, and food purveyors.

Photo courtesy of Made in Tucson Market

What started as a market house entirely in the parking lot of Antigone Books in 2018 has grown to an extravaganza that consumes Seventh Avenue, between Fourth Avenue and the train tracks, bringing together more than 220 local creatives including artists, food vendors, and more.

MinT attendees will have access to ample water stations, portable restrooms, and handwashing facilities along Seventh Avenue; however, parking might be scarce so consider utilizing Banner Hospital or Mercado San Agustin parking and hopping on the streetcar for a hassle-free experience — admission is free — or ride your bike.

Co-founder DeeDee Koenen’s vision goes beyond the market days, aiming to nurture Tucson’s creative spirit continually. With logistical improvements made over the years, MinT has become a hallmark of Tucson’s artistic prowess, inviting everyone to explore the city’s vibrant creative tapestry and the individuals that weave it.

“One of my favorite things, and it’s a consistent thing, is seeing a young creative out there for the first time setting up and selling their stuff and then watching them have a great day,” said Johnny Carrillo, creator of all the whimsical signage for the MinT events.

Food Vendors

MinT not only offers a vibrant atmosphere to explore local artistry but also provides a unique opportunity to savor the diverse flavors that Tucson’s culinary scene has to offer.


  • BAILEYS Artisan Pizza Company
  • BlackJack Citrus Infusions
  • Blondie’s Ice Cream
  • Heavy Kettle
  • La Indita
  • Cocina de Pueblo
  • Parkie Sandwich
  • Reservation Sensation Frybread
  • Transit Tea
  • You Sly Dog
  • Yum Yum Pocha


  • 5th Dimension Foods
  • ADIS
  • Ate Kei’s Filipino Treats
  • Baked
  • Baked Boba
  • Better Than Provisions
  • Carbs & Coffee Co.
  • Tucson French Macarons + Sourdough
  • Cheryl’s Jams & Jellies
  • Chez Peachy
  • Desert Provisions
  • Dirty T Tamarindo
  • Ducky’s Pineapple Banana Bread
  • Harley’s Coffee Co.
  • High Desert Sauce Co.
  • Kim’s Confections Tucson
  • Novia’s Bakery
  • Pickled With Pride
  • Prickly Paradise Elderberry
  • Sona Tortillas
  • Sonoran Sweetery
  • Sweet Vivi’s
  • SweetNess Bakery
  • Tucson Chocolate Factory
  • Tucson Tea Company
Adding a brick-and-mortar

In May 2023, the MinT organizers signed a lease for the space at 311 E. Seventh Street, which had previously been rented during event weeks to temporarily store goods. “Now we’re using that space on a year-round basis to facilitate all kinds of different things like craft supply swaps, flea markets, classes, skill shares and wellness classes,” said Koenen.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd
Photo courtesy of Made in Tucson Market (Coalition Space)

The Coalition Space, as it’s being called, is operated by the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition and uses the money it makes from the markets to fund the space. “What happens with the funds from the market is, they’re actually being 100% reinvested in the community,” Koenen advised.

Starting with the fall 2023 Market, the new Coalition Space will be an interactive part of the event.

“I’m not saying it doesn’t exist in other cities, but when you do find a community like this, you know that it’s really special, and I feel very lucky to be involved,” said local creative Linnie Damm-Kemp. “I think the Tucson art scene is kind of a secret, honestly. Tucson gets a lot of press for its Mexican food, which is definitely well-warranted. But the art scene is kind of a sleeper. I think an event like this brings people around to realize that Tucson actually does have a lot to offer artists.”

So, head to Seventh Street on Sunday, November 26, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to meet some of the city’s inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs while treating your taste buds and supporting the local scene overall at the Made in Tucson Market.

Visit Made in Tucson Market’s Instagram page for more details.

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