Buffalo Art & Design One-Day Marketplace
Downtown shopping will have a Brigadoon-like appearance at the old Slotkin building this Saturday for a one-day artisan marketplace event known as the "Last Minute Gift Buying Panic Marketplace". It is this Saturday, December 20th from 11am - 4pm at the Western NY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St at Mohawk in downtown Buffalo. While the Book Arts Center is not quite officially opened, they have been busy with workshops and remodeling in anticipation of a Spring 2009 grand opening.
The marketplace event will give a preview of the WNYBAC bookshop that will be featured as a permanent fixture of the book arts center with imported artists papers and books that are not being stocked anywhere else locally.
Also featured are a diverse range of 20 local artists, artisans, designers, publishers, craftspeople and otherwise creative entrepreneurs who make their own goods. Included are: Avalon Scarves , Kimberly Collignon, Creations by Terri, Crude Crafts, Crowbiz, French Press ,Freshlyblended Press , Chris Fritton, Gem & I, Gesherwood, Lori Hutchinson, Kyla Avery Kegler , Little Scratch Pad Press , P22 type foundry , Mackenzie Sasser, Sunnyoutside, UB Department of Print Media & Where to Roam. A great way to support local artists & do some gift shopping for the deserving individuals on your list.
On display during the sale is an international exhibition of contemporary poster art which was originally featured at the Typecon conference in July, but only seen by conference attendees.
Admission is free and open to the public. But only for 5 hours on December 20. After that, the market vanishes into the mists (but will surely return again sooner than the time lapse since downtown shopping was to be had at this great old Buffalo landmark.)