Sunday, May 31, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market is expanding!!

The next 2nd Saturday Artist Market is June 13, which if you've been paying attention you'll know is the same weekend as Studio Stroll in the neighboring River Arts District. In anticipation of great crowds all over the area, we're expanding the 2nd Saturday Artist Market in several ways:

* 10x10 tented booth fees are now just $30: 2 artists may share a space, but at least one of you needs to have the tent

* un-tented 'table' space is now available: as long as the sun is shining, we'll try to make room for everyone we can, so if you've been interested in applying to the Market but daunted by lack of tent, fear not! For the June Market, you need only have a table, and like the booth spaces, two artists may share a 6' table. Table space is $20. If it goes well in June, we may keep doing it throughout the season.

We'll be keeping the application process open until we just can't fit in any more vendors, and once you've been juried in, you may simply submit your request to participate in future Markets.

Go to the event blog for Market applications - the table space feature is brand new, so if you don't see it on the application form, just write it in. And if you have any questions, email 'info' at ''.

And if you're not vending in one of these great Markets - get out and visit them all! You'll be surprised and thrilled to discover the range of products and resources available right here in Asheville, produced by your very own neighbors!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Two Howard Street Handmade Events in June!

Lets start at the beginning.
On June 6th, from 8am to 7pm, Short Street Cakes Presents the newest incarnation of Howard Street Handmade: The Crafty Supply Sale and Swap Bonanza! Here's the rundown from one of our organizers (and resident HSH logo artists, ass-kicker, and all around awesome mama), Katie Elkins of Scrumdidlyump fame!
One June 6th Howard Street Handmade will host a fabulous day of low-cost
workshops and a Crafty Supply Swap + Sale Bonanza. Howard Street Handmade
takes place at 227 Haywood Road in East West Asheville, next to our lovely
sponsor, Short Street Cakes.

The day will progress in three acts, (eat your heart out Ira Glass):

*Part I - *8 am -10:30 am

- *A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - But you Need a Few of Those Too*

Low-Cost Photography and Writing Workshop
Bring your work and we will do a hands on photo shoot! Learn how to take great
photos of your work with minimal equipment. We will play with props, lighting and help each other write great descriptions of our work, and gain skills to sell more of your work! Great for Etsy or for building a portfolio to approach galleries and shops!
cost - *$5 *
brought to you by scrumdidlyump
*All proceeds from this class will go to the Howard Street Handmade marketing fund!*

*Part II - *11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- *That Felt GOOD!*
Felting basics workshop
Learn how to make your own felted soaps with needle felted designs!
cost -* $10 *+ supplies
brought to you by MellowKnee

- *Yo Mam**a Likes Prints*
Low-tech Printing basics workshop
Make your own stamps and learn how to print on paper and fabric.
cost - *$10* plus supplies
scrumdidlyump + special surprise guest

*All classes are first come, first serve. Reserve your spot today by emailing

*Part III - 3:00 pm - 7 pm

The Crafty Supply Swap + Sale Bonanza*

- *The Sale - Downstairs*
Vendor Table fee - *$10*
3 ft tables available to sell all those crafty supplies you've been making/hoarding.

- *The Swap - Upstairs*
Bonanza ticket -*$3*
Buy a ticket, bring some crafty stuff you don't want, take away some stuff you do.
BYOB. (Bring Your Own Basket)

Sign up quick, because spaces are going to fill quickly!

Now, the second event, is the monthly tradition we have all come to know and love: The Howard Street Handmade Craft Market! This month's HSH will take place on June 20th, and will feature the usual awesomeness from returning and new vendors, as well as Music! Outdoor Vendors! A Cake Walk! and maybe BEER!

For more info, visit the Howard Street Handmade Blog!

we love you.
jodi and short street cakes and the Howard Street Handmade organizing team.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Scenes from the Lexington Bazaar...

The grand opening celebration continues until 4pm today. Click the link on the right for the event blog, directions and a map.

the courtyard on Lexington is a perfect backdrop for a street market

Moni Hill and her sweet little birds

Live music from 'Now You See Them'

treasures whimsical and beautiful from runny bunny & Christopher Mello

Lexington Bazaar visionary and founder, Alexandra Brown

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lexington Bazaar Grand Opening Saturday!!!

The Lexington Avenue 'Bizarre' Bazaar - your Funky Outdoor Market - opens Saturday, March 23. The party gets started at 11am and goes till 4pm.

Where? Lexington Park Courtyard (entrance next to Virtue) nestled between North Lexington Ave and Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville. Click on the image above and you'll find a map at the event blog site.

What will you find? Indie artists, crafters and designers, selling direct to YOU - no middle man, no mark ups. Straight from the source!

After the grand opening celebration, the Lexington Bazaar will continue every first and third Saturday (weather permitting) through October.

The grand opening celebration will also feature music from acoustic indie/funk trio Now You See Them, and delicious crepes & frites (that's fries!) from Bouchon.

Booth fee proceeds from the first three Lexington Bazaar's will benefit the Asheville Mural Project.

So come on down - soak in the sun, look fly and shop yourself happy!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market - June 13 Market has space!

Artists, Craftspeople, Musicians - booth spaces are still available for the June 13 Market. Our June Market coincides with Studio Stroll, which is just across the river, so we're pitching our tents, planting our flags and inviting everyone to extend the party into East West Asheville!

10x10 Booth space is $30, and two vendors can share a booth. One of you needs to have a tent, however, so we can all be safe from sun or rain. Click on the image above or on the sidebar and go to the blog site for applications and other event information.

Mountin' Hopes will be our guests in the Community Booth in June, but there are other months available. If you have or know of a community organization who would benefit from being at the Market, this booth is donated for their use and they only need contact Lori 'at' to get on the schedule.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Some great street markets to check out TODAY!!

Asheville City Market, on Charlotte Street (click image for details) -
also check out the French Broad Food Coop for the Market outside their doors!

In the heart of Montford, Asheville's oldest neighborhood - click on the image for details

Right next to Short Street Cakes in East West Asheville - get down & get crafty!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This Saturday: Howard Street Handmade!

All the great artists and crafters PLUS music by Sparrow! And right next door to Short Street Cakes - a treat for all the senses!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Introducing the Asheville People's Market

The Asheville People's Market will be open every Sunday, June through October from 11am to 4pm in the Parking Lot across from Rosetta's Kitchen (Broadway's, Nova, the Emerald Lounge, and TV Eye) at 93 N. Lexington Ave. Parking is available near the Food Lion skate park and under the 240 overpass bridge, and on the street on Lexington Ave.

In the spirit of the markets of the world and the generations, i proudly introduce, The Asheville People's Market. It is a flea-market style place to buy art, crafts, and homemade items from Asheville artists as well as bartering for and haggling over for yard sale items, lost treasures, and other peoples un-loved functionals. It is also the place for spending a social Sunday shopping outside of the typical consumer loop.

So bring the kids, the old folk, a sun hat, a few bucks, and come on down to see what treasure you might dig up and what necessities you can skip at the big box stores! Keep it local, Keep it real!

Vendor spaces will be available for 10$, on a first come first serve basis and are open to arts, crafts, handmades, and personal used yard sale and flea market items. We will judge re-sale vendors and informational tables on a individual basis. For more detailed information, or any questions or comments, please e-mail me at

Whooo Hoooo, this will be so much fun!
Love, Rosetta Star

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You!!

Asheville Street Markets is an association of regularly scheduled Markets featuring artists, craftspeople, musicians, flea markets and more! Stay tuned for more info!