Starting this weekend the Boston Artisan Market will be your spot for finding handcrafted art like a unique pair of glass earrings from a local artist.
Kalembar Dune Shirley Walsh, is the brains behind the market, and recently purchased the building. She has quickly put her stamp on her property by creating the market, and also removing the billboards on top of the property. The market is comprised of three units inside the Art Deco building at 162-166 Spring Street across from Dunkin' Donuts.
She came up with the idea of the market after purchasing the space, “We wanted to showcase this great retail space by showing it off in a non-traditional way while at the same time brining something special to the community.”
What the open-to-the-public market will offer seems like it is something out of NYC's Soho, or the more trendy neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Walsh handpicked jewelers, painters, designers and more who will be displaying their works during opening weekend.
Walsh wants a revolving group of artisans to be featured during the weekend market. The market will be open this weekend starting at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and there is customer parking in the rear of the building.
Artisans including jewelers, painters, designers will be displaying their works in the space during the opening weekend.
“Our hope is that we can offer a variety of goods each weekend and bring something new to shoppers so they will continue to come back and support the arts community," said Walsh.
Walsh is also celebrating the opening with a VIP Cocktail celebration on Friday night.