Founded by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Architecture and Engineering firm, in collaboration with, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques, a salvage and repurpose company, Southern Makers is an event that celebrates Southern creativity and innovation. Southern Makers is a platform for bringing together handpicked top talent in their respective trades. Ranging from experts in Architecture to art to fashion to food to repurposing and everything in between, the event explores southern based creativity that enriches lives. This is an event that is created for makers (and enthusiasts), by makers as a platform to come together in one central location to network, learn, inspire, create, cultivate and innovate.
To draw attention to, celebrate and promote Southern Creativity that is often overlooked by larger cosmopolitan regions in the Northern and Western parts of the US.
Explore the best of the South – past, present and future – centered on the top southern traditions in architecture, food, fashion and design and applying them in a modern, sustainable world.
This is a platform to showcase the best talent in the south. If you are selected to be part of this celebration, there is no charge for booth space. All makers are asked to make a donation in-kind or monetary that goes to a non-profit of the Events choosing.
Southern Makers (brand) is a platform for southern makers to promote themselves. We encourage Networking, cross promotion, cross commerce, and collaboration between the makers to garner exposure and economic development across the south.
We are not looking to profit from this event in any way other than making long lasting relationships and promoting the south as a great place to live. Any money generated through ticket sales and sponsorships goes toward covering the costs of producing the event. A portion of any remaining money goes toward a selected charity that shares our vison.
Partner with likeminded institutions in order to make the event richer, more educational and to garner further exposure.