After taking last year off because of COVID-19, Clarkston’s Art in the Village returns Sept. 18-19 with a new look and attitude designed to engage a greater variety of shoppers.
Local pop-up shops with vintage and unique décor, wearables, and fresh food will join new and returning artisans in Depot Park.
“When we had to cancel last year, we decided it was an opportunity to update the show to reflect the popularity of vintage markets, while still respecting our loyal and talented artists,” said Amy Wilson, a board member of the Clarkston Community Historical Society, which sponsors the annual event.
Art in the Village will look and taste differently, too.
Booths will be spaced further apart, and food trucks and portable edibles will complement the CCHS’ fresh cider and doughnut sale. A marketplace section will also offer specialty treats.
Artists will bring handmade glass, pottery, photography, textiles, jewelry and other original creations. Confirmed local pop-up merchants include Jul’s Boutique, Yellow Dog Marketplace, French Finch, and White Blossom Farm. Food vendors, which will be set up in the parking lot adjacent to the city’s DPW building, are Union Joints, The Happy Camper ice cream trailer, and Shaded Bloom Coffee. Clarkston Family Farm will sell fresh eggs and Wren Meadow Farm will bring fresh veggies.
Live music and children’s activities will still be featured, and the CCHS will sell donated antiques and collectibles in an oversized tent, with proceeds funding the Clarkston Heritage Museum’s artifact purchases and museum exhibits.
“We’ve combined the best of an art fair, a pop-up market, an antique sale and great food, and we’re excited about returning better than ever,” said Wilson. “All we need now is good weather.”
Art in the Village hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
PHOTO: Yellow Dog Marketplace is featured at Art in the Village, along with several other new shops featuring vintage and handmade goods. Photo provided