Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/10/24

Westside Motor Lounge

April 20 6pm – 12 am

In its fourth year, Mystic District Marketplace commemorates a legacy of live performances, interactive art, eclectic vendors, and vibrant feminist energy.

Embark on an enchanted journey during this year’s Mystic District Marketplace: The Dark Forest Edition. Hosted at Westside Motor Lounge on April 20th, from 6 pm to 12 am, Mystic District Marketplace invites attendees to lose themselves in a world of wonder and whimsy.

Experience an eclectic lineup of live performances by Chelsea Shag, Dara Carter, Naoma, and Coruja. Prepare to be dazzled by a one-hour drag and burlesque show hosted by the fabulous Royal Tee, DJ set by Geexella, and stunning circus performances by Bailey Entertainment.

“We’ve meticulously curated this event over the past four years to showcase a diverse array oftalented local Atlanta artists, spanning performance, visual, and DIY art. At Mystic District Marketplace, we’ve created a welcoming haven, inviting feminist, queer, and witchy art enthusiasts to revel in self-celebration within a soft and inclusive environment. Partnering with Westside Motor Lounge is a thrilling opportunity to elevate their already exceptional venue into a realm of enchantment and magic.” – Liz Peña, Producer of Mystic District Marketplace.

Mystic District Marketplace offers more than just entertainment – it’s a haven for exploration and discovery. Attendees will be met with diverse offerings from 40 hand-selected curio vendors showcasing metaphysical treasures, taxidermy, vintage clothing and beyond. Immerse yourself in healing and spiritual experiences including chakra healing, tarot readings, and massage. Plus, get pampered by Wayward Parlor, offering hair tinsel and funky braids.

Get lost in interactive art installations created by CFCM Design, Darla Schumacher, and Ramouz; engage with enchanting characters curated by Victoria Rose; and participate in creative workshops where you can construct your own mushroom fairy garden with Growin Womxn or delve into the art of collaging with Chrysta Avers of The Bakery Atlanta.

Take away actionable tips from live panels discussing environmental justice and the empowerment of mystical women in business, featuring esteemed guests such as Atlanta City Council Member Liliana Bakhtiari, Reverend Keyanna Jones, Unearthing Farm & Market, Meagan Andrews, Audacity Magazine & Events, Arcana Tarot, Living Alchemy, and Luna
Mindful Infusions.

The first 50 attendees will receive a custom-designed Mystic District shirt by Easy Did It, while all guests have the chance to win over $2000 in raffle prizes benefiting Sol Underground. Dark forest themed cosplay is encouraged and delicious food and drinks will be provided by Westside Motor Lounge.