New Partner! SPOONFLOWER

Porter Flea is delighted to partner this holiday season with Spoonflower ---the marketplace to design, print & sell your own fabric, wallpaper, & gift wrap.  Spoonflower was created by Gart and Stephen to empower individuals to create on-demand, custom designed textiles. Since its launch in 2008, the Spoonflower community has grown to over 3.5 million individuals who use their own designs and/or are willing to share their talents with the rest of us.  The Spoonflower Marketplace is the largest collection of independent designers in the world.  And the best part - Porter Flea fabric banners created through Spoonflower will be featured for all of our market attendees to ooh and ahh over!  Spoonflower is even donating a gift for our Best in Show vendor winner.  Thanks to Meredith and the Spoonflower team!

Partner! 506 LOFTS

Need a place to stay for Porter Flea Holiday?  Or just a place for a staycation this holiday season?  Check out 506 Lofts in the heart of downtown Nashville!  506 Lofts is filled with the makers you have grown to love in Nashville - Southern Lights Electric, Holler Design, Sideshow Sign Co, Bear It No More, Steric Design, I Saw The Sign, and many more!  Close to coffee shops, beloved honky tonks, unique shops, and even the most fun karaoke joint in the city- 506 Lofts is sure show you Music City at its finest!  Check out this incredible boutique hotel for your next vacation!  And for you Preview Market attendees you will have a special surprise coming from our friends at 506 Lofts!

Food Truck Roundup!

While planning your trip to #PFHoliday16 be sure and plan to come hungry!  We've got an outstanding lineup of Food Trucks this Holiday Market!  On Friday Night at the Preview Market we are pleased to welcome Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Califarmia Truck, New Hickory Street Provisions, and Funk Seoul Brother.  For Saturday's Main Market we have The Grilled Cheeserie,
Yayo's OMG (Original Mexican Gourmet), Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, crankees pizzeria, Bao Down, Hoss' Loaded Burgers, New Hickory Street Provisions, and Crepe A Diem!  Yum! 

 

 

 

 

WXNA

Our pals WXNA will be holding down the DJ table at #PFHoliday16! See below for the lineup on your favorite local DJ's who will be spinning the raddest holiday tunes!

Friday
5-7 pm - Anna Lundy of Untune The Sky
7-9 pm - Lance Conzett of Pop+Lock

Saturday
9-11 am - DJ Susan (aka Greg Wagner) of The Inconsiderate Mixtape
11 am - 1 pm - Jonathan Grigsby of Set Records To Stun
1 pm - 3 pm - AstroBrooke of Highs In The Mid-70s
3 pm - 5 pm - Austin Alexander of Sound, Mind & Proxy

http://www.wxnafm.org/

Partner! WATKINS COMMUNITY ED

Getting inspired by seeing all the creativity from the #PFHoliday16 makers? We are! Find a Spring class with Watkins Community Education Program and get started on your own creations! They have Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design and more. Check out our Holiday Vendor linenlaid&felt is teaching 4 different Paper, Print, & Book classes! You can see all their Spring classes here:

http://www.watkins.edu/community-education/adults/

Emerging Artists X The Skillery

All of you have been so kind to support PF over the years and this year we are paying it forward by sponsoring a handful of emerging artists.  We are pleased to present Camille Rahe Photography, Carden Illustration, knitwear by jacq, and Paintings by Chrissy Crater as our 2016 Emerging Artists!  The Skillery has been so kind to Sponsor these new makers and is providing them with their Introduction to Entrepreneurship Starter Kit!  Their kit is built with two things in mind: helping you fine-tune your brilliant business idea, and eliminating the excuses that stand between you and bringing it to life.  For more info in purchasing click here!  And do not forget to check out these amazing Emerging Artists at #PFHoliday16!

Firepot Nomadic Teas X Porter Flea Holiday

Firepot Nomadic Teas has been a welcome regular at Porter Flea and we are delighted to announce they will be providing a Tea Time experience for our Preview Market attendees.  The Holiday Preview Market will be the perfect place to sample extraordinary tea on a chilly December night.  Fireboat Nomadic Teas will bring some small bites and some exotic teas from numerous cultures and continents right to you here in Nashville.   They are also bringing something super special to all Preview Market Attendees - a make your own tea blend bar!  Get ready to be spoiled by this incredible brand.  Thanks Firepot! 

 

WXNA DJS!

Our pals WXNA will be holding down the DJ table at #PFHoliday16! See below for the lineup on your favorite local DJ's who will be spinning the raddest holiday tunes!

 

Friday

5-7 pm - Anna Lundy of Untune The Sky

7-9 pm - Lance Conzett of Pop+Lock

 

Saturday

9-11 am - DJ Susan (aka Greg Wagner) of The Inconsiderate Mixtape

11 am - 1 pm - Jonathan Grigsby of Set Records To Stun

1 pm - 3 pm - AstroBrooke of Highs In The Mid-70s

3 pm - 5 pm - Austin Alexander of Sound, Mind & Proxy

 

http://www.wxnafm.org/

New Partner! STOREFRONT STUDIOS

Porter Flea is excited to welcome a new sponsor - StoreFront Studios.  Talented owner/operator/photographer Amy Hobbs understands how important it is to showcase the detailed craftsmanship of modern makers like our Porter Flea vendors.  One look at StoreFront Studios website, you immediately know that Amy “gets it”.  Porter Flea is dedicated to providing a venue for showcasing the latest works of many talented artists in Nashville at our Holiday Market and Amy can assist the artists in showcasing their art anywhere with her beautiful product photography. Welcome Amy!

New Partner! SOBRO GUEST HOUSE

Porter Flea loves to welcome out of town market attendees and we know Sobro Guest House would be a perfect place to recommend to those traveling to Nashville.  Sobro Guest House combines the luxury of a boutique hotel with the comforts of home.  All reservations and check in details are handled directly from your smart phone.  Tired and hungry after a busy day shopping at Porter Flea?  Sobro Guest House has a full kitchen in your suite and even offers a grocery delivery service right to your Guest House door.  Porter Flea welcomes Sobro Guest House to our 2016 Holiday Market Sponsorship lineup!

Partner! Watkins Community Education

Porter Flea appreciates the support of Watkins College of Art Community Education Department.  The mission of the CE program is to provide a distinctive education that will empower youth, teens and adults to embrace their artistic abilities and give them the tools to pursue a life of creativity.  Porter Flea shares and embraces the philosophy. Market attendees will have a chance to pick up 2017 Spring Class info.  Who knows? After taking classes at Watkins - maybe YOU could be one of our next Emerging Artists!

Partner! BRAND IMAGING GROUP

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Porter Flea is delighted to announce our continued sponsorship with Brand Imaging Group (BIG).  BIG provides knowledgeable sales consultants and guides us through all of our signage needs from start to finish. BIG has cutting edge technology and offers solutions for small format signage all the way up to the large banners you will see outside of Skyways Studios for our Holiday Market. Attendees - look for this creative signage directing you to our market entrance - compliments of our BIG partner. Thanks BIG! 

 

LYFT PARTNERSHIP!

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Don't want to worry about parking this weekend?  No problem - take a LYFT! Lucky enough to grab a Friday Night Preview Market ticket?

Our official rideshare partner, Lyft has provided a special offer just for our preview night attendees!  If you're a new user, get $30 in free ride credit when you sign up at http://lyft.com/i/pfvip Already have Lyft? Save 15% off up to two rides to or from the preview night with code PFVIP15.
Coming Saturday to our Main Market?
Travel to Porter Flea with ease thanks to our rideshare partner, Lyft. If you're a new user, get two free rides (up to $10) when you sign up at http://lyft.com/i/porterflea20  Already have Lyft? Save 10% off up to two rides to or from Porter Flea with code PORTERFLEA10.

TAX FREE WEEKEND - WHAT TO DO?!

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Sales Tax Holiday and the Porter Flea Summer Market

Blogpost by Shane Gibson, CPA and owner of Skyward Accounting

Welp. It’s that time of the year in Tennessee. The infamous tax free weekend! We have all heard of it, the Sales Tax Holiday in Tennessee. But what exactly is it? As vendors and makers, the big question is whether or not you need to charge sales tax on your goods the weekend of Porter Flea Summer Market.

It happens every year. Tennessee has one weekend every year that is designated Tax Free. (I always try and purchase my computers on this day!) Since it is "Tax Free Weekend" it sounds like there is no sales tax on any purchase but unfortunately that is not the case. The sales tax holiday was actually designed in order to give parents and students a bit of a break whilst purchasing school supplies, not to give the general public a break on all sales tax. So what products are tax exempt?

Only three categories fall into the tax exempt category:

  1. Clothing ­ $100 or less per item
  2. School Supplies ­ $100 or less per item
  3. Computers ­ $1,500 or less per item

Some notable items that are still taxable: jewelry, handbags, woodworking items, cards, etc. are all still taxable for this weekend. Non­taxable: clothing that is under $100 such as shirts, jeans, backpacks, and other traditional attire are nontaxable this weekend.

For a full listing of tax exempt items, check out the TN Department of Revenue’s guide here:

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/revenue/attachments/STH_Alpha_List_2015_exempt.pdf

For a list of items that ARE still taxable, check here:

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/revenue/attachments/STH_Alpha_List_2015_taxable.pdf

Do your products fall under the tax exempt category? If so, don’t worry about collecting tax on those items this weekend. If your products do not fall under the exempt listing, just treat this weekend like any other weekend!

Have a question about whether your goods are taxable or not? Email us at hello@skywardaccounting.com

New Food Truck!

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Califarmia comes together with a unique story. A group of friends working for a non-profit discovered Hopewell Gardens, one of their local sources.  Everyone felt that a natural step after growing locally was to eat locally.  Porter Flea Preview Market attendees will find guaranteed fresh and healthy food at the Califarmia Food Truck.

What a treat for all - local food and local art - all in one place!  They will be bringing their goodness to the Porter Flea Preview Market night!  Get your tickets today!

Food Truck Roundup!

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Porter Flea's Summer Market will showcase Nashville's hottest food trucks bringing delicious fare to Porter Flea's savvy food connoisseurs.  There will be plenty of choices for snacks, lunch, dessert and fun summer treats.  No one is left behind because here is the best of the best:  The Grilled Cheeserie, Bao Down, Crankees, Riddim N' Spice, Yayo's OMG, Hoss Burgers 2, Retro Sno, The Peach Truck, Franklin Juice, The King of Pops, Jeni's Street Treats and Califarmia.  Shoppers will have no problem stepping out of the totally air conditioned Market after shopping up an appetite knowing what awaits them in the summer sun. Don't  we all just love summer, Nashville Food Trucks and Porter Flea all in one place!  Bring your cash, cards and appetites to Porter Flea Saturday July 29. Don't miss the best one yet!

Sponsor: WATKINS COMMUNITY ED!

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Porter Flea appreciates the support of Watkins College of Art Community Education Department. The mission of the CE program is to provide a distinctive education that will empower youth, teens and adults to embrace their artistic abilities and give them the tools to pursue a life of creativity. Porter Flea certainly understands and embraces this philosophy.  Market attendees can look forward to a little creativity of their own. Look for the Watkins Art Institute table where the fabulous folks from Watkins have a fun project awaiting for you!