The event was created by Cowboy Christian Connection to coincide with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The NFR has inspired the creation of other trade shows in Las Vegas which feature products from the some of the biggest names in the Western industry, but the Cowboy Makers Market was set up specifically with individuals like Krause in mind.
“This is a small vendor show, and we’re very selective about the people and products that are coming in,” said Donna Evanoika, founder of Cowboy Christian Connection. “They have to fit specific criteria. It gives the little guy, the small shop and the rancher a chance to bring his skill and his product to the forefront.”
The event aims to spotlight the heritage arts of the Old West while promoting the modern-day craftsmen who use traditional methods to make their custom products. The market will also be the setting for the 5th Annual Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest, as well as workshops, speakers, cowboy poetry, Cowboy Church and live music.
Fans of the Western lifestyle can connect with the artisans daily at the market. Parking is free and package valets are available to handle all shipping needs. “Bringing people, businesses and organizations together to help each other and, in turn, glorify Jesus Christ” is Cowboy’s Christian Connection’s mission and the goal of the event.
For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit cowboymakersmarket.com.