The Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open on June 9, 2018, in historic Fernandina Beach, Florida. This market has over 25 booths of handmade arts and crafts like fine jewelry, handblown glass, recycled apparel and more. Check out Connie’s Chimes. These are affordable, whimsical wind chimes created from pirate ships, beer bottles, and driftwood. Hoper’s Handmades is a booth full of hand crafted wood items created by Troy Hoper. His items are beautiful, creative, and often you can see Troy’s sense of humor reflected in his art. One of the newest vendors of the Arts Market is Color Peace Tie Dye. With patterns and colors inspired by Mother Nature, these tie dyed fabrics are ice dyed and made with powdered colors; Color Peace Tie Dye Fabrics – Tie Dye with a Twist.
The Arts Market is located adjacent to the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market. This true farmers market features natural products such as seasonal produce, locally sourced, wild caught shrimp, and landscaping plants. You will also find hand crafted lotions, soaps, teas, candles, and dog treats. Other artisan foods include hand crafted ice cream, home baked sweet and savory pies, and ice cold lemonade made right before your eyes. This week we are featuring Logan’s Microgreens. A variety of nutrient dense edible vegetables and herbs, these young seedlings are harvested less than 14 days after germination.
Each week the Market Place likes to offer some information about other businesses and non-profits located in our community. This week, local knitters will be gathered under the Spanish moss draped oak trees to participate in June 9th’s World Wide Knit in Public Day. Started in 2005, this is a way for knitters to come together and meet like minded people. This is the largest knitter run event in the world. Last year there were 1125 Knit-In-Public events in 54 different countries, and this year they chose to knit at the farmers market.
Our non-profit this week is the Sea Turtle Conservacy Group. This advocacy program addresses the threats that face U.S. and International sea turtle populations and works to improve the survival outlook for marine turtles in the United States, especially in Florida, by raising national awareness, advocating for protection of sea turtles and their habitat and by empowering small, local sea turtle groups.
Music will be provided by Bruce Beville and the Laid Back Band, a local, toe tapping, family friendly band that will leave you humming the old-fashioned classics all day long.
The markets are both open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and are located on the corner of Eighth and Centre Streets in the popular Victorian Village known as Fernandina Beach, Florida. These are rain or shine markets, and your well-behaved, leashed pets, are welcome to join you.