14TH ANNUAL ICE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECTACULAR
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/18
Now in its fourteenth year producing craft and art markets, the Indie Craft Experience presents its Holiday Shopping Spectacular November 17-18. The event features 170+ craft, art, and vintage vendors as well as a dozen local food vendors, DJ Zano, and swag bags for the first 250 attendees each day designed by Janae Easton of Platypusfile and Sarah Watts of Crafted Moon. The event takes place at the Georgia Freight Depot, the oldest standing building in downtown Atlanta.
“For the last 14 years we’ve curated a market featuring the most talented artists and crafters from all over the Southeast and beyond,” said Indie Craft Experience co-founder Shannon Mulkey Green. “Our Holiday Shopping Spectacular provides shoppers access to the best handcrafted and vintage gifts available each holiday season.”
The Holiday Shopping Spectacular offers a unique opportunity to buy handcrafted gifts with an indie aesthetic. Shoppers will enjoy the experience of buying products directly from the creators. The feel-good of directly supporting an artist rivals only that of receiving a gift that is handcrafted. Vendors will be selling jewelry, paper goods, candles, t-shirts, bath & body products, gourmet food, ceramics, art, and more. The lineup is a great mix of returning vendors as well as people who are new to the event.
“There is always a fresh batch of artists who apply to our shows. In the past couple of years we’ve started receiving applications that say, ‘I’ve been attending your events since I was a kid, and now I’m applying.’ We have truly inspired the next generation of local crafters and artists.”
Vendors represent the entire Metro Atlanta area, plus other Georgia cities like Athens, Dahlonega, Savannah, and Valdosta. They also hail from the rest of the Southeast: North Carolina (Hendersonville, Asheville, Winston-Salem), South Carolina (Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest), Tennessee (Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga), Alabama (Birmingham), Louisiana (New Orleans, Metarie), Kentucky (Louisville), and Florida (Tallahassee, Santa Rosa Beach, Sarasota, Amelia Island, Miami). While the majority of the vendors are from the Southeast, a small percentage comes from further away cities like Pittsburgh, Austin, Little Rock, and from even further: Sunset Beach and Torrance, CA and Portland, OR. Event is $5.
For shoppers looking for last minute holiday gifts in an intimate setting the Indie Craft Experience is also producing their 3rd annual Holiday Market on December 9th. Join us for our super-fun, intimate, last-minute holiday shopping opportunity! This one-day event features 60+ craft & vintage vendors, a great selection of local food vendors, swag bags for the first 100 attendees designed by Maria Lutz, and DJ Zano! This event is $5.
PONCE CITY MARKETS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR RETURNS
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/18
This Year’s Lineup Includes Revelry from the Grinch, Visits with Santa, a Menorah Lighting Celebration & King of Pops’ Tree Elves Lot
Festivities Kick Off on Friday, Nov. 23rd with Mayhem at the Market, the Ultimate Showdown between Santa & the Grinch
This November and December, Ponce City Market’s holiday spectacular will return to the historic community destination for merry celebrations throughout the season. Free and open to the public, The Yard will transform into a winter wonderland complete with King of Pops’ Tree Elves Lot, visits with Santa, revelry from the Grinch, a menorah lighting celebration and more.
Featuring a lush, winding forest of trees for purchase beginning late November, The Yard’s winter wonderland welcomes guests to either choose a tree to take home or place an order for the King of Pops Tree Elves to deliver the green prize right to their doorstep. The Tree Elves will also pick up trees for easy recycling after the holidays!
Holiday cheer will be spread all around Ponce City Market, and festivities kick off on Friday, November 23, when The Yard becomes ground-zero for one of the biggest holiday brouhahas Atlanta has ever seen. It’s the Ultimate Showdown of Naughty vs. Nice, with the green, mean, anything but clean Grinch and his Punishing Posse in one corner and the man in the famous red suit with a sack of menace slung over his shoulder in the other! Come one, come all, and claim a ringside seat to witness up close a wrestling match for the ages. Mayhem at the Market is free to all and begins at 11am, but come early for face-painting, poster-making, temporary tattoos and more starting at 10:30am.
UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL 2018
Posted by Liz and John Attaway
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH
Back for another wine-infused affair, the Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival hosted by The Atlanta Sport & Social Club returns to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Beginning at 12 p.m., wine aficionados can enjoy over 50 varieties of complimentary wine and craft beer tastings, including an extensive list of cabernets, chardonnays, merlots, Park Tavern’s handcrafted brews, and much more. Revelers can also celebrate their love of wine with a variety of wine-themed activities while enjoying DJ performances throughout the day. In addition to tastings, music and all things wine, attendees will walk away with an official Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass as a souvenir. For ages 21 and up, tickets are available for the Uncorked Wine Festival for $48 before Thursday, November 8th and $54 from Friday, November 9th through Friday, November 16th. Tickets, if available, will also be sold for $60 at the door. To purchase tickets or more information, visit www.parktavern.com.