Sunday, June 28, 2009

People's Market is TODAY!!!

That's today, Sunday June 28 - and every Sunday for that matter, so get on downtown and check it out!

And as an added treat, if you're of the 'green thumb' variety, you can pick up some FREE plant starts - that's right, FREE!!

Look for the white tents and long shade canopy in the lot across the street from Rosetta's Kitchen - plenty of parking, beautiful day - go out and meet the People!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21: Markets abound!!!

The rains have stopped and the sun is back out - a perfect weekend for checking out two awesome ongoing Markets in Asheville. And if you're looking for a unique last-minute Dad's Day gift or if you just want to a nice slice of what's going on in Asheville, you'll find unlimited options at one of these great events:

See a wide range of artists, crafters and designers, get a snack from Bouchon's street food table and hear music by Kip and his band Rubber Cushions! Saturday, 11-4 (if the sun stays out, they'll go later!)

This month's Market features 20 artists and indie crafters - about half are returning and half new, so you know you'll find something new and exciting! Right next to Short Street Cakes for your sweet tooth stop: Saturday from 11am - 4pm.

On Sunday, the people are gathering at the Asheville People's Market! Buy, barter, swap - it's all happening in the lot across from Rosetta's Kitchen (and while you're there, check out the great garden that's growing under the overpass!). Sunday, starting at 11am.

Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market: June 13!!

What to do this Saturday...what to do....hmmmm....HERE'S an idea:

Start your Saturday morning at Short Street Cakes - grab a mini cup cake, or a half dozen full sizers, or even a cake or two! Note the location so you can go back next weekend for the Howard Street Handmade market. And pick up a couple of extras...bring a mini vegan to the Crazy Green Studios booth and trade it in for a free gift.

Follow Haywood around the corner and come up the street, passing Steebo Designs - go check out his garden and if the studio is open, pop in and see what's in the works!

A bit further up the street you'll find Izzy's Coffee Den - yes, it's time for a coffee break, and if you're feeling a bit peckish, perhaps a snack!

At the end of the block, take a right in front of the Rocket Club (by the way, the Funk Messengers and Melodius Culture are playing later in the evening), and walk a short block to Christopher's Garden - see the '2nd Saturday Artists Markets' sign? Go into the garden, and you'll find some very arty and crafty vendors, including the runny bunny, and next to the garden you'll find Christopher himself, with his fine work!

Leave the garden on the Westwood Avenue side, and cross the street and follow Domino Lane a short way into the 2nd Saturday Artist Market - you'll see more signs and the tents, can't miss it!

Here you'll find ceramics, jewelry, clothing, paintings, soy candles, soaps, felted treasures and more!! Spend some time, get to know the people who make these fine works, shop ahead for Father's Day, pick up a little bauble for yourself! Say hi to the folks from Mountin' Hopes in the Community Booth. Bring some canned food for MANNA FoodBank, and help decorate a bowl for Empty Bowls! And don't forget to drop off that vegan cupcake at the Crazy Green booth!

Wait, you're not done! Take the stairs up to Haywood, and check out Harvest Records, Custom Boutique and Touch of Glass, then wander across the street and see what's going on at Blue BarnHouse, Krug Creative and BookWorks.

By now, if you're getting hungry again, The Admiral should just be opening for dinner or a frosty beverage, or perhaps you'd like to get a head start on the suggested Sunday agenda and head back down Haywood, over the bridge and into the River Arts District for the Studio Stroll!

Check out the 2nd Saturday blog this week to learn more about participating artists and the Community Booth, and then come out on Saturday and join the fun!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Asheville People's Market is open!

It's a beautiful Sunday in Asheville - a perfect day for the opening of the Asheville People's Market! The Market runs today until 4pm, and then reconvenes every Sunday through October. If you're a vendor, check out their blog site for information, and if you're in the neighborhood or planning a visit, be sure to put this on your list!

Some early images from the first Market:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Howard Street Handmade Crafty Swap Bonanza This Weekend!

Hey friends! We are so psyched about this weekend's Howard Street Handmade! From 8am to 3pm, there will be three different workshops for new and experienced crafters. Starting at 3pm, there will be a crafty supply swap ($3 bonanza ticket) and sale ($10 table to sell all your used crafty materials).

Also, an update: Music by Wildflowers (Juan Holladay and Eliza Sydney, featuring harp, guitar, and vocals) will take place between 2 and 4 pm.
And we are happy to announce that we will be giving out samples of beer from the Wedge Brewery at Howard Street, as well as featuring our Wedge Stout Cupcake in the Cake Shop. Can't wait to see you there!

The Ginger Stout Cupcakes made with Wedge Imperial Stout:

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Jodi (Short Street Cakes)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Come to the funky Lexington Bazaar on Saturday June 6th!

After the awesome Opening , the next Bazaar is just around the corner...come and enjoy lots of new vendors and music by Ras Berhane of Chrystal Kind!

This coming Saturday, June 6th from 11am-4pm in the Lexington Avenue Courtyard at 58 1/2 N. Lexington.