What is Monster Market?

Monster Market is a curated freaky locally-traveling annual pop-up shop event in Memphis, TN organized by Holtermonster. Everything in the shop is high quality art, apparel, & home goods carefully chosen from makers, artists & small brands all over the country to fit into a broad dark, offbeat aesthetic. Monster Market appears in a new storefront in Memphis, TN each every year just for the month of October— we always close on Halloween night!

PAST monster markets

Monster Market 2017 at 88 N. Main Street in Downtown Memphis

Monster Market 2017 at 88 N. Main Street in Downtown Memphis

Monster Marker 2018 inside Crosstown Concourse

Why am I doing this?

Hello, I’m Holtermonster.

I'm a working creative living in Memphis— I design, illustrate, brand, copywrite, build websites, and make posters. On the side, I work on my ever-expanding line of Holtermonster products—shirts, stickers, buttons, magnets, and other stuff I make myself. I'm also just generally a fan of monsters, science fiction, illustration, horror, and everything to do with Halloween.

Over the years, I've set up booths at art markets, holiday sales, and vendor festivals. I've been lugging my stuff out to Cooper-Young Festival for over a decade. On Time Warp Drive-In nights, I'm set up outside the concessions stand at the Summer Drive-in selling posters and stickers (below).

I've done well with the support of my awesome customers, but I thought it'd be pretty damn cool if there was an event where the weird stuff was the focus instead of the afterthought. So, I created Monster Market—a shop designed to showcase the high quality works & goods of weird, dark independent makers from all over!

Figure 1a: the art of gracefully sweating

Figure 1a: the art of gracefully sweating

who makes it happen

Monster Market is made possible by dozens of amazing makers who contribute their work, and also by an awesome team of weirdos who volunteer their time.

Reagan Crow
Matthew Leathers
Blaine Garrard
Peyton LaBeauve
Kiefer Holtermann

Follow Monster Market on instagram to keep up with us year round!