Save the Date! 12/6/14

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PF Holiday 2014
Mark your calendars for another gathering of the area’s best and brightest artisans and designers! Porter Flea’s fourth annual holiday market will be Saturday, December 6th, here in Nashville, Tennessee.  We’ll be returning once again to our summer venue, Track One, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, with lots of new surprises in store. Our Friday evening Preview Market will be on December 5th.  Tickets and more info to come.

Applications will open on Monday, September 8th, for all you designers, makers, crafters, artisans, photographers, and more!

 

THANK YOU!

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That’s all folks for our Summer Market!  Thanks so much for supporting artists and small businesses!  We are so grateful to all who participated in and visited the market today.  We’re proud to call Nashville home and we thank you for your continued support.  See you in December!  CHECK OUT ALL THE PHOTOS HERE! 

Summer Market INFO!

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Join us this Saturday, June 7th, for Porter Flea Summer 2014!  From 10a-5p, in Chestnut Hill at the Track One Building (4th and Chestnut), 1211 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210.  We’ve got over over 90 of the finest local and regional designers, makers, millers, and bakers.  Don’t forget to bring your appetite: we’ve got 7 great food trucks — The Grilled Cheeserie, Riff’s, Yayo’s O.M.G., Retro Snow, Deg Thai, Jeni’s Ice Cream, The Peach Truck, and Crankee’s — plus Sky Blue Cafe ice coffee and aqua frescas!   Hashtag it #pfsummer!

Saturday Insider Tips
*Our friends at MADE SOUTH have created a special Vendor Locator map to help you get the lay of the land for your visit this weekend!  Click here and see where all your favorite Vendors will be located!

*Download our parking map here. PARKING MAP
*Parking Info for Saturday: Chestnut Street will be closed between Martin Street and 4th Avenue South for food truck and visitor parking.  Visitors may access the Chestnut Street parking at the Martin Street barricade.  If you are coming from 4th Avenue South, drive past the Track 1 building and take your first right on Houston Street (right after you cross the railroad tracks), which will bring you to the Martin Street barricade.  Parking is also allowed on neighborhood streets if Chestnut Street is full.  Carpooling is encouraged.
*Porter Flea  opens at 10am on Saturday. Sorry, no early bird shopping.

*Jackalope Brewing Co will be on site all day selling their famous craft brew!  Come thirsty!
*Limited edition screen printed summer posters by BOSS CONSTRUCTION  and Porter Flea t-shirts printed by GRAND PALACE SILKSCREEN, coozies, and mugs will be available at the Porter Flea merch booth.
*An ATM will be onsite, but please remember to bring cash if possible.

Our market coincides with the Wedgewood-Houston art crawl in the evening, and all the nearby galleries and studios are extending their hours to make this a full-blown summer block party.  Come soak up the AC with us indoors, and don’t forget to check out the new Porter Pantry featuring local, artisanal dry goods!  Enjoy our new Photobooth from Photoboot (they will be selling prints on the spot) and DJ sets all day long from The Groove and DJ Susan.

See you at the show!

 

 

Preview Market Tickets!

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 12.45.54 PMWe’ve still got some Preview Market tickets available online!  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! 

We will have complimentary brew from Jackalope Brewing Co, tacos for sale from Mas Tacos, and sweet treats from Legato Gelato.  Craftcourse will be there for the Etsy Craft Party night with a cool craft as well as you will receive an exclusive edition surprise from MADE SOUTH!  Join us!

But don’t forget our MAIN MARKET is FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY this Saturday 10am-5pm!

Jackalope!

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So happy to report not only will Nashville locals Jackalope Brewing Company be slinging their famous craft brew on Friday night but they will also be selling their brew all day at the Saturday Market!  Come thirsty!!

Sponsor Spotlight!

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O'More College of Design

 

The Porter Flea team is grateful for the support of our good friends at O’More College of Design in Franklin, TN.  Many talented designers and artists — including several Porter Flea makers – have followed their vision and sharpened their craft at O’More.  O’More offers degrees in fashion, interior design, and visual communications, and their small-class format and amazing campus in downtown Franklin offer a unique pathway to pursue your creative passion.  Thank you for supporting the handmade movement and for supporting Nashville’s modern handmade marketplace this summer!

Thank you, MADE SOUTH!

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Many thanks to our friends at MADE SOUTH for supporting Porter Flea Summer 2014!  MADE SOUTH is a subscription membership that helps people Discover & Support Southern Makers.  Every three months they send their members a surprise package with 3 different small-batch, Southern-made goods, and they tell the stories of the people who are making them.  Their mission is to connect customers who love the South and want to support her small businesses with the people who are making great things here.  MADE SOUTH memberships are annual, and the cost is $39 + $8 shipping & handling every 3 months.  This is a true family business.  Owner Chris Thomas and his wife run everything out of their home, and their children help package everything and write thank you notes.  They really are using this to teach them about creating something and working hard and growing a business.  Twitter & Instagram are both @madesouth, facebook is facebook.com/madesouth.

Check out this video to learn more! 

 

Craftcourse Nashville!

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We’ve got a special treat for you Preview Market Attendees (you can still purchase tickets here)!  Craftcourse Nashville is hosting a special Etsy Craft Party on Friday only! In keeping with the 2014 Etsy Craft Party theme of recapturing old photos, they will be offering up all the supplies and know-how to bring a little DIY whimsey to historic photographs of Nashville.

Click here for more details.

Food Truck Roundup!

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Definitely remember to bring your appetite to our Summer Market on Saturday, June 7th.  Porter Flea has lined up the hottest food trucks in Nashville!  From frosty sweet treats to savory delights – to some out of this world peaches, we’ve got a little something for everyone.  Come hungry!

Preview Market tickets!

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The race is on!  Here’s your chance to take the pole position for all of the best handmade goods at Porter Flea Summer Market 2014.  Enjoy complimentary fill-ups from Jackalope Brewing Co while supporting the area’s most talented designers and artisans at this exclusive event.  Join us for the PF Summer Preview at Track 1 on Friday night, June 6th, from 6-9pm.  And come hungry!  Our friends at Mas Tacos will be parked outside all night selling their legendary tacos, frescas, y mas, and Legato Gelato will be indoors serving up cool summer flavors. Attendees will also receive a limited edition event poster courtesy of MADE SOUTH.  And our pals at Craftcourse will be hosting a special crafting area for the official Etsy Craft Party on Friday only!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Porter Flea Summer 2014 features our most carefully curated lineup ever: over 80 of the region’s best designers of modern handmade apparel and accessories, home goods, furniture, jewelry, and paper goods.  This summer we’re also teaming up with Hey Rooster General Store for a bigger and better Porter Pantry, an artisanal food marketplace highlighting local products and dry goods from 14 of our favorite makers, millers, and bakers.  Check out our outstanding Vendor lineup right here.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see them all — and to have first crack at the summer’s hottest handmade wares — the night before the crowds arrive for the free admission market!