Under a sunny and blustery sky, music and conversation filled the air as the 600 Block in downtown St. Petersburg launched its monthly Saturday afternoon Indie Market.
On March 3, a leisurely crowd meandered up and down the block, eyeing tables of iridescent glass guitar picks, embroidered vintage pillows, jars of locally harvested honey and vintage clothing racks.
Ramblin’ Rose Upcycle shop co-owner Rosey Williams said the idea for the market developed as the district began gaining notoriety as an arts and culture destination.
Williams said business owners wanted to garner attention “for our strip of independent businesses while giving outside vendors a chance to showcase their talent.”
“We hope more people can get involved and join in as shoppers, visitors, artists, and realize the importance and benefits of supporting the local economy,” Williams said.
Vendors interested in showing their work can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Indie Market is located on the 600 Block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg and takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.