NEWS

Change of Venue. Change of Date.

Change of Venue. Change of Date.

Thank you for your continued support of the Southern Makers event. Going into the fifth year of our celebration, we have decided to make some changes that we hope will keep the event as fresh and exciting as year one. Montgomery has been a fantastic host city over the last four years and has proven to be a huge success.

There has been an outpouring of requests for there to be multiple events in different locations. As much as we would love to do this, we currently only have the capacity to organize one event per year. We have discussed the options at great length, and all things considered, have decided to host the 2017 Southern Makers event in Birmingham.

The date and venue have not been finalized, but we will let you know as soon as both have been confirmed. We will keep you updated as details are available, and hope you will continue your participation in our celebration of all things unique and special in the South.

Mama Mocha’s Coffee Emporium: A place for creatives to gather

Mama Mocha’s Coffee Emporium: A place for creatives to gather

By Kelsey Barcomb

“It is 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and Mama Mocha’s Coffee Emporium in Auburn, Alabama, is filled to the brim with people. They’re studying with laptops. They’re enjoying the company of friends. One man is even staring wordlessly out the front window with a dreamy expression.

And, of course, they’re all drinking coffee.

Sarah Barnett Gill is not only the creator of Mama Mocha’s, she is also the namesake. People started calling her Mama Mocha in the beginning of her career because of her love for chocolate drinks and her maternal ways.”

Read the full article here: HomeGrown

Makers featured on Conde Nast Traveler

Makers featured on Conde Nast Traveler

See how Jason Wilson of Back Forty Beer Co. in Gadsden, Alabama has created and nurtured Alabama’s beer culture with inspiration and support from his home state.

Featuring: Ovenbird Restaurant, The Collins bar, SpringHouse, and Back Forty Beer Co.

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Makers featured on Conde Nast Traveler

Makers featured on Conde Nast Traveler

Opelika, Alabama is home to Loyal Stricklin whose gorgeous hand-made leather goods are a favorite Alabama find for locals and visitors alike.

Featuring: Loyal Stricklin, Great Bear Wax, Rail Studio, and John Emerald Distillery

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Chasing butterflies with Alabama artist Butch Anthony

Chasing butterflies with Alabama artist Butch Anthony

By Anne Kristoff

“If you see a pirate ship sailing down the Chattahoochee River, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Butch Anthony.

Anthony is a self-taught artist and maker from Seale, Alabama, and despite listing “recluse” as the Intro on his Facebook page, he is no stranger to inadvertently attracting attention.

People have been showing up on the Anthony property since he was 14 years old. A chance discovery in a local creek bed brought instant fame and a steady stream of visitors when he dug up a 65-million-year-old mosasaur vertebra.

“After that, people started bringing me other stuff, and one thing led to another and it kept going and going and got filled up,” he recalled.”

Chasing Butterflies with Butch Anthony from anne kristoff on Vimeo.

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Southern Makers 2016 Recap

2016 Recap from Luke Lindgren on Vimeo.

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Images: Michelle Marie Photography
Logo: Cotton & Pine

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