Kicking off UW-Milwaukee’s newly reinstated homecoming was an artist and farmers market in the Student Union Concourse Tuesday.
Students gathered to sell their crafts as UWM clubs (such as Print Club and Crafts Club) welcomed guests to their booths. Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry collections were spread across vendors’ tables.
Gabrielle Johnson and her friend Taylor Simerson stopped to browse between classes.
“I love that kind of stuff,” Johnson said. She added that she “loved the atmosphere” and that it was “all reasonably priced.”
Emily Murphy stopped to check out the hand crafted jewelry and didn’t leave empty handed.
“I thought it would be fun…I definitely spent too much money,” Murphy joked.
Tucked behind the crafts was UWM fresh produces grown in the university gardens. Apples, tomatoes, and a variety of peppers were sold.
The fair and market kept students connected and helped them find a unique treasure.
“It was a great success,” Simmerson said.