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Kalamatopia features makers’ market

It has local artisans and wares, it’s outdoors, you can sip a beer, spirits or hot mulled wine and it’s just in time for holiday shopping. What’s not to love about Kalamatopia?

This one-night event, from 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 on the North Kalamazoo Mall, will feature vendors from Kalamazoo and other parts of Michigan, with booths lining the mall from East Michigan Avenue to Water Street. The event is put on by the Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center and is free to attend, with beverages and products priced separately. CDC social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks are required for attendees and vendors.

For more information, visit kalamatopia.com.