At Jackalope Arts, our mission is to bring community together and support local artistry and that doesn’t stop with the Jackalope Art Fair! In between our events, we love going out and supporting all the other local markets and artists. Plus, we love to shop and local markets provide a relaxed and creative place to do this with unique artists you can’t find anywhere else!
Last weekend, Jackalope staff spent Saturday afternoon shopping & networking at the Artists & Fleas market in Downtown L.A.! Artists & Fleas happens once a month in a small open warehouse space right in the arts district of DTLA. It’s a chill, indie atmosphere with only about 32 vendors, a few food trucks, and plenty of shade under the open warehouse roof.
In addition to shopping, guests could enter their dogs in a contest to see who was the cutest in a kids blow up pool, partake in a game of corn hole, or buy a beer from Angel City Brewery’s pop up tent. All the while, a local DJ made sure we had beats to inspire creative shopping.
One of our favorite vendors was Teysha, a company whose shoes and boots are crafted from traditional fabrics by artisans in under privileged countries. Teysha provides income and pays for the studies of these crafters to provide better lives for them and their families! Learn more at http://www.teysha.is
Other vendors that ranked high on our favorites list were Fox Boxes, custom map flasks, Haus & Home, hand sewn decorative pillows made from silk scarves, and Brown Bag Books with their journals crafted from old book covers! Check out this “A Family of Foxes” journal we purchased to write down all of our Jackalope Art Fair ideas!
Artists & Fleas has markets in NY, Brooklyn & L.A. but even if you aren’t close to a market, you can explore the Artists & Fleas vendors on their website at http://www.artistsandfleas.com/vendors
Want to recommend a vendor you’d like to see at the Jackalope Art Fair in Spring 2015? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org !!