The Atlanta Indie Marketplace features a curated selection of locally based, independent artists, brands, shops and grassroots organizations. Their offerings include visual art, street apparel, vintage fashion, by-designer clothing and jewelry, home goods, ethnic and cultural treasures, indie artists’ merchandise, locally grown snacks, and amazing food trucks.
Being a small-business owner can have its joys and challenges. The Atlanta Indie Market has found ways to give opportunities to small businesses while providing customers with a unique shopping experience.
On Feb. 24, the Atlanta Indie Market will make its return. We recently caught up with Brian Wynder to discuss the Atlanta Indie Market.
How did the Atlanta Indie Market begin?
Here at POP ATL, we’re all about community. My business partner and I started the Atlanta Indie Market back in 2012 as a way to bring something fun, new, and creative to the art and small business scene. We ran the market for the summer of 2012 and learned a lot of dos and don’ts. In 2017 we decided to bring it back after seeing the influx of creatives and small business owners around the city, but didn’t have a platform other than online to sell their goods. So we curated the event strictly for independent artists and business to have a home to call their own and we want the community to come experience it all. So we decided to make it free to the public.
What can attendees expect?
How does it help small business owners?
Small business owners are able to showcase, sell, and a market their business in a very fun and exciting environment. The vending prices are extremely affordable (starting at $35 for a 5×10 space). The networking and experience is priceless. The event is every 4th Saturday, so it gives small business owners a place to call home every month, all year.