Material Things is excited to announce that we are going to have a special Pop Up event, an Indie Arts and Vintage Market, every 3rd weekend of the month on our beautiful new lot #downonPark! The half acre lot with magnificent live oaks, pecans, and cedar trees is the perfect setting for a Pop Up Market once a month. We are close to the Farmers Market, there are plans to grow this end of our charming downtown, and we have so many friends and fellow entrepreneurs that want to network and meet new people! Many other cities have a similar market place where they set up for commerce on a regular basis and celebrate local independent artists, foodies, and artisans. Many of these vendors operate Etsy storefronts or websites and do not have a regular brick and mortar storefront – although their goal is to grow and build their clientele! Soda City in Columbia or the Saturday Market on the River in Augusta are similar operations and we hope to grow over time to that sort of a vibe!
The Indie Arts and Vintage Market will be from 9am -1pm every 3rd Saturday of the month. The first event is July 21st!
In addition to artists/artisans/vintage dealers, there will be local musicians busking with their instrument cases open for your donations. The Feel Good Food Truck will be here serving breakfast/brunch style food in our Cafe area where we will also have a Skill Share class going on! In July, Amy Neely and friends will be teaching us how to do old style crewel embroidery like this: Pitch in for supplies and learn a new skill under the oaks each month. So, we are basically throwing a great Saturday morning party #downonPark once a month.
There are other activities #downonPark being planned on the 3rd weekend, also. An Urban Sketchwalkers group is being formed, there is Bluegrass at the Depot, and of course, the Farmers Market.
Material Things is planning special activites inside and around our shop for this event, also. Stay tuned for an invite to our annual Dorm Decorating Party during the July market. This is a fun Mother/Daughter activity to customize that new home away from home, get tips from last year’s Freshmen, or change out a few decorating items as you move from a dorm to apartments.
Artisans, artists, photographers, and vintage dealers are signing up to rent booth space now. If you are interested in helping grow the market and your business, give Kristy a call at (803) 643 3701 and she will let you know all the details.
Tell your friends about the #3rdWeekend #downonPark and plan to come hang out with us! It’s pretty cool in the mornings under all these trees!