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Market presented by Avenue for the Arts to be held this Saturday only

Come see local and regional art available for purchase, local musicians and recycled materials transformed into pieces of art on Saturday, June 9.
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To browse the full list of vendors, visit the Market website.

On June 9, Avenue for the Arts will be setting up its annual Market on South Division between the streets of Fulton and Williams. The event will run for one day only rather than several weekends like it has in the past, but will have longer hours running from 12-9 p.m.

“We like to keep our events fresh. The idea to go with a single day came from our advisory committee and vendors. We are excited to see a larger one day event that extends and physically connects all the businesses along the Avenue for the Arts with vendors and entertainment,” said event coordinator Jenn Schaub.

The event provides an opportunity for artisans to network their pieces and will give Grand Rapids a chance to support local talent, explains Grace Face Designs creator Alaina Clarke. “Art can’t thrive without the help from people in the community,” Clarke said. This artist, who manipulates bottle caps into what are called “beerings” is excited to be setting up a table for the first time at the Market. She will even be revealing three new designs especially for the occasion. “My table will be the one marked with empty beer bottles,” Clarke added.

The Market presented by Avenue for the Arts host a variety of talented local and regional artists, along with a stage showcasing musicians and entertainers. The lineup will include a variety of performers including a barbershop quartet and Zumba instructor. Entertainment will start off at noon with Karisa Wilson.  

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