The VTGCLT Summer Market has new vendors, a new location and new beverages

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VTGCLT Summer Market is this weekend and if you’re thinking you’ve been there, done that, think again. This market has never disappointed and this year follows suit with veteran vendors in both the vintage category and handmade, and past elements that have been improved to make the market better than ever.

If you’re hoping to see some new vendors, you’re in luck. Alongside some tried and true businesses (Beautiful Idiot, Voila Paper Co., Havok Designs, and Geoflora Jewelry, to name a few), there’s a collective of newcomers that Amy Herman, creator of the market, has assured will knock your socks off.

These newcomers include Jocie Pots, My Vintage Kit & House on Central, EDIA Maps, Cheryse Fulton, and Holley and Sage. They were chosen by a jury to participate, so getting an entry into the market means they have something interesting to offer. 

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Now that you’re excited to see these 60+ vendors, you should probably note that the market has moved to a new location, too. You’ll now find the market at the new Goodyear Arts building, 514 N College Street. The use of the building was gifted from Daniel Levine of Levine Properties, after the Skyline Artists-in-Residence project was displaced due to development of the Goodyear property. The new venue will make shopping at the market easier and the layout of the vendors simple to navigate, both pluses for everyone coming to shop.

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Finally, if those points weren’t enough to get you excited, VTGCLT is working closely with Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate to create a patio that’ll keep you at the market for a few hours too long. She’s creating a mini tropical getaway on the patio where you can have a Sparkle Party beer-mosa from Legion Brewing, food from the Blue Barn and Hiya Food Truck, juice from Viva Raw’s Tuk Tuk, and something sweet to finish off your visit with Hart’s Soda Shop and King of Pops. It’s a step up on the creative ladder from last year’s summer market patio. I’m thinking it’ll be a good photo opp, and want to see your best faux-getaway snaps.

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Make sure you head out this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or at 10 a.m. for the early bird entry for $5) and definitely expect a line if you get there anytime between 11 and 2pm. It becomes one-in, on-out as the crowd picks up, but I’m assured it moves as fast as possible.

RSVP to the market here.

All images courtesy of Amy Herman. 

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Jordan Dollard
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Resident fashion expert and chocolate cake connoisseur. Covering fashion and retail across Charlotte.