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Local Shoppers Meet Makers at Market Day
DES MOINES, Iowa -- "We know a lot of people that make cool stuff and we wanted to bring the people that make great things together with audiences who are local, who might want to support these local businesses," said Dani Ausen, Director of Market Day. "And, that`s how Market Day was born." Market Day had small beginnings. When it started in 2009, the event had only 15 vendors, but the free event has come a long way since then. It's now held in the Atrium at Capital Square, where thousands of local shoppers can discover original gifts from more than 75 Iowa and Midwest makers.