Get to know Us

Our Story

Hi! We're Al and Mike Barker. We live in Louisville, Kentucky & we love this city so much. We are makers ourselves & we have a passion for our craft and the local community.

In early 2016, we founded Made Market with the goal of coming alongside the maker community and supporting their small businesses, providing a platform and an elevated visibility from which to share their work. That vision has only strengthened as we have had the privilege of working with so many incredible local and regional makers.  

Mike grew up in Michigan, so it only made sense that our next market location would be Grand Rapids, Michigan which we hosted for the first time in the summer of 2018.

We could not be more grateful to each maker, their communities, and the cities that have welcomed us so completely. We’re honored to work with individuals of such passion, conviction, and sincerity.

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 Mike & Al Barker

Mike & Al Barker