August 11, 2018, is the second Saturday of the month and in historic Fernandina Beach, Florida, this means the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open right next door to the popular farmers market on North Seventh Street. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., these markets are full of fine art, pottery, paintings, jewelry, seasonal produce, artisanal foods, fresh baked breads and so much more!
Whether rain or shine here are just a few of the nearly 30 vendors you will find in the Arts Market on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Ben Smith owns Red Wolf Woodworks. He creates custom pieces from reclaimed wood. One of his most popular items are his old windows that he paints nautical themes upon such as fish, pirate ships, and seascapes. He also makes tables, chairs, benches and stools. Another featured artist this week is Jack Stewart. Scenic Pics by Jack provide canvas photos inspired from over 30 years of travel across the United States. Scenic Pics spark immediate geographical recognition that include landscape and wildlife, while also paying tribute to the transportation of local industries. Photos can be customized by size and coloring options and are available on canvas, acrylic, wood, or metal. Local artists Carolyn and Bill Dwyer own The Mermaids Walk. This is fine jewelry inspired by sharks teeth, sea glass, and other sea life like mermaids and turtles. Jewelry making classes, custom jewelry, and jewelry repair are also available.
With 40 tents full of fine edibles and tasty treats, shopping in the farmers market will make your back to school meal planning healthy and easy, too.
Jenn Burns Staples will be providing outstanding entertainment, and the Citizens for the Restoration of the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina will be set up on the lawn of the Pineland Bank to advocate for the restoration of a working, public marina. This is a call to the city’s manager and commissioners to make sure the marina’s contruction schedule is publicly published and updated.
The Market Place is located between Centre and Alachua Streets. This has become the place to be on a Saturday morning for fresh market shopping, fellowship, and family entertainment. Hop on your bikes, walk on over, or load up the mini-van with your friends and neighbors and join us at the Fernandina Beach Market Place, also fondly refered to as Florida’s friendliest farmer market.