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Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market at Founders Brewing Company

Underwriting support from:
Mandicraft Jewelry

Mandicraft Jewelry

Paper Peacock, Handmade ceramic buttons!

Paper Peacock, Handmade ceramic buttons!

The Avenue for the Arts Market will extend their summer session to include a Holiday event being held at Founders Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday November 21, 2009. The Holiday market will be an indoor, all day event, featuring twenty vendors selling unique, personal gifts for that impossible to shop for person we all have in our life. Here are our top 10 reasons to shop the Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market!

Number Ten: Beat the rush and enjoy the holiday season instead of scrambling for last minute presents. The holiday Market is the weekend before Thanksgiving, so you can jump start your holiday gift buying.

Number Nine: Avoid Black Friday, especially the traffic, long lines and unfriendly shoppers

Number Eight: Plan on coming early to shop, but stay late, to check out the bands playing later that evening. The Wildfire and Mother Nature are both great local acts!

Number Seven: The excitement of being able to enjoy a great Founder’s sandwich and local brew while you browse the vendor booths!

Number Six: By visiting the holiday market you get to check out an amazing Grand Rapids Neighborhood, Heartside. On your way to Founders you might want to stop by some of the great shops, like Vertigo, Sanctuary Folk Art or Bohemia Too!

Number Five: Are you always looking for one-of-a-kind gifts like handmade jewelry, cool clothing, and exceptional artwork? You know you will find something for everyone on your list.

Number Four: The organizers of the Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market will be on hand to tell you more about the  Market and all of our seasonal events. Stop by the info booth to speak with a volunteer about how to get involved or support this great community building event!

Number Three: How often do you get to meet the crafts people who are making these amazing items and learn the stories behind their work? A gift means so much more when you can share insight into the artist’s process and inspiration!

Number Two: You will be able to enjoy the atmosphere because it is an alternative, exclusive shopping experience. You can guarantee that it will be leisurely and relaxed, unlike big box retailers. You can bring friends and family,  and can stop in for a few minutes or stay all afternoon without feeling rushed, pressured or like you are one of the masses.

The Number One reason that you will be supporting the Holiday Avenue for the Arts market... is...
by shopping at the AAMarket you are supporting a variety of small business owners all in one place, contributing to growing a healthy, stable local economy! 

So what are you waiting for? Come out to find those special gifts and see all that the Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market has to offer. Conveniently located in downtown Grand Rapids off Grandville Ave at Founders Brewing Co. ample on street parking is available.

What:  Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market at Founders Brewing Company

Where:  235 Grandville Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI

When:  Saturday November 21, 2009 12pm-8pm

Who: Avenue for the Arts and Founders Brewing Co.

For more information regarding this event or any of the businesses in the Avenue for the Arts, please contact Jenn Schaub at 616.855.0435, or by email at [email protected].

 

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