CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Dozens of vendors are coming together for a new opportunity in Charlottesville: a pop up market which could turn into a permanent event.
FleaVILLE is a curated outdoor market. Vendors include business owners of Charlottesville stores like Pigment and ReThreads in McIntire Plaza. They'll be selling everything from vintage clothes and housewares, to up-cycled furniture, to handmade jewelry and arts and crafts. Plus you can expect food trucks and maybe even live music.
"Well of course you're supporting local businesses and individuals as well as the creative community, which again at Pigment we're really really excited about being a part of because it's just thriving here in Charlottesville," said Christy Baker, the creative director and manager of Pigment. "There are so many creative folks and artists and makers and we really are excited to be a part of a group that's promoting that."
Of course, there's already the Charlottesville City Market which starts next month. But the co-founders of fleaVILLE, Arielle O'Shea and Jeannette Andamasaris, plan to offer another place where people can get special, one-of-a-kind local items. They hope down the road people can take advantage of both markets.
The first fleaVILLE pop-up market took place as part of Tomtober Fest. This next one will be across from the Tom Tom Festival's picnic day in Lee Park on April 12.
After the April market, fleaVILLE will set up shop once a month through September at the IX project.
There are still openings for vendors throughout the season and anyone who is interested can apply on their website.