Not one, but two of Philly’s finest curated markets take a turn this weekend, just in time for early holiday shopping.
The indoor fall edition of the excellent Art Star Craft Bazaar heads to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum for the very first time to accommodate a bigger, better bazaar. Formerly held in the 23rd Street Armory, this year’s indoor market will take advantage of the vintage auto museum’s airy environs to supply way-cool atmosphere for shopping.
On the Main Line, the Clover Market rolls out wonderful wares for its final outdoor market day of the year. Lovers of fine furnishings and fittings should venture to this fine flea for major scores.
We think hitting both of these sounds like a spectacular Sunday shop-a-thon.
More on curated markets in Philly this week, below.
• Fall Art Star Craft Bazaar
The Art Star Craft Bazaar sets up shop indoors for two full fall market days this Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8. Shoppers can browse and buy the high-quality handmade goods that stay true to Art Star Gallery & Boutique’s popular, quirky aesthetic, with items ranging from prints and sculptures to housewares, clothing, jewelry, paper goods, toys, accessories and tons more. With a huge lineup of 70+ juried local and national artists, this fall edition of the bazaar definitely won’t disappoint. In addition to all the goodies to buy, folks can make-and-take with hands-on craft activities and an on-site photobooth. A number of fest-friendly food offerings will be served up over the weekend, too, with food trucks, Victory Brewing Company, Reanimator Coffee and more.
When: November 7-8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825 Norwitch Drive
Cost: $3 admission to bazaar and museum (museum is normally $12 to enter)
• Clover Market
Fans of alfresco browsing and buying, take note: the last Clover Market of the fall is this Sunday. Way beyond a run-of-the-mill flea market, Clover Market features a juried (read: hand-picked!) selection of high-quality antique vendors, emerging and experienced artists, designers and craftspeople, who each have their own shop for the day. This weekend, nearly 100 vendors will be on-site with a ton of inventory to peruse and purchase. Beyond the great goods, Clover Market also includes a solid lineup of food vendors, too, with both Main Line restaurants and a selection of food trucks on hand.
When: Sunday, November 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 7 N. Bryn Mawr Avenue