The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange will occupy the IWFM space (901 N. East St.) as part of the Mass Ave Holiday Hoopla on Friday December 4th, 5-9 p.m. (The IWFM will be open normal hours Saturday December 5th, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s bring a friend to market week!)
The Mass Ave Merchants Association has invited the IHE to participate in their annual First Friday Holiday Hoopla. In conjunction with the gallery openings, sales, parties and other events on Mass Ave, the IHE will have 46 vendors, live music and raffles at the Chatham Center, located just three blocks off of Mass Ave, at the corner of 9th and East.
The way from Mass Ave to the Chatham Center will be lit by the beautiful white rainbarrel luminaries commissioned by King Park Area Development Corporation last December. Folks can make the quick walk over from Mass Ave to our building, or they can catch the FREE Holiday Hoopla Shuttle service, and be dropped off directly in front of the Chatham Center. There is also plenty of street parking on East St. and in the lot directly south of the building, for those who drive there directly.
The event will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is FREE and open to all ages. This is a great chance to finish holiday shopping early, and to make sure you get unique, high-quality, handmade gifts. You’ll purchase directly from the artist and will be able to ask questions about the materials and methods used in their creation. Many artists also accept custom orders, so don’t hesitate to inquire if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for.
Bundle up and bring the whole family. We will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Hope to see you there! And then of course back Saturday morning for your IWFM shopping. Bring a friend along to enjoy the fun. It’s bring a friend to market week!