River City MRKT is a series of design-focused pop-up retail events in Mid-Michigan, celebrating art, DIY culture and beautifully designed objects.
Founders Amalia Boukos & Debbie Carlos, though hailing originally from western Canada and the Philippines, respectively, met in Lansing, MI. They bonded over a love of art and design, and a strong belief in supporting local and independent makers.
Boukos & Carlos curate a selection of art and functional goods made by emerging & established artists and designers in Michigan and surrounding states. They look for unique handcrafted goods including ceramics, jewelry, apparel, natural beauty care products, stationery, and affordable art and furniture.
The mission of the MRKT is to bring attention to makers in Michigan and to be a part of creating a space in Lansing that connects them with a wider audience. Focusing on high quality and innovative design, and championing the spirit of DIY, the MRKT searches for those new voices right here in the Mitten.