SPONSOR: Nashville Arts Magazine

The June issue of our SPONSOR Nashville Arts is now available!  Check out features on artists Susan Bryant, Jim Jobe, Wesley Clark, Jessi Zazu and more!  Nashville Arts Magazine is dedicated to celebrating, honoring, encouraging and promoting the arts and creative spirit of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  Don't forget to check out their site to learn more about upcoming Arts events in Nashville as well as ART SMART - a guide to arts education:

Thank you Nashville Arts for your continued support! 

SPONSOR: Hey Rooster General Store

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Our beautiful does our SPONSOR Hey Rooster General Store look?  The lady and the shop?!  We are so pleased to announce their move from East Nashville to the historic Hillsboro Village!  With a larger shop, Nashville,'s first modern general store, carries everything from locally made packaged goods to gorgeous handmade ceramics, curated cookbooks, jewelry, apothecary goods and so MUCH MORE!  Go give Courtney (the Head Hen) a visit and tell her we sent ya!  New location: 1711 21st Ave S in Hillsboro Village! 


Welcome our NEW SPONSOR: EDG!  EDG is carefully curated fashion from established & emerging designers!  YAS!  This one stop shop is featuring some of Nashville's most beloved brands.  Hello Bonefeather!  They have everything from jewelry to handbags to apparel all made in the USA. 

Their online store offers consumers the opportunity for independent designers that not sold on a larger scale.  For their designers, we do all the photography, hosting and shipping.... or any combination of the three so they can focus more on what they do best.  How awesome right?

We are currently crushing on these Sunburst Earrings, Braided Bucket Bag, and this Turquoise Choker!  LOVE!  


SPONSOR: Butcher & Bee Nashville

Leave it Nashville's newest beloved restaurant, Butcher & Bee, to treat our Vendors in style!  If you haven't checked out Chef Bryan Weaver's outstanding menu - now is the time.  A few of our favorites include the fried avocado sandwich, bacon wrapped dates, and of course the whipped feta.  Now serving Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays - get on over to 902 Main St in East Nashville and check them out! 

SPONSOR: The Frist

For those of you lucky Preview Market Tickets holders you will be getting a special treat from our NEW! SPONSOR The Frist! You will be able to enjoy the Nashville art mecca for FREE!  The vision of the Frist Center is to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways.  And they could not align any more with our PF values!  The Frist Center opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region and from around the world.  Go and enjoy this incredible museum - we encourage everyone to get inspired! 

Thank you FRIST


Our SPONSOR: BRIGHT EVENT PRODUCTIONS knows how to light up an event in style!  They are a boutique event lighting, sound, and visual design company specializing in custom installation and top notch customer service.  A boy can we vouch for that customer service!  We have been working with this fantastic team for over 4 years now and they are just the BEST around!  Thank you to Bright Event Productions for always making us look great!  (We love their wedding lighting featured above!) 


We are crushing on the April issue of our Sponsor Nashville Arts Magazine!  Don't miss the lovely article on Emily Leonard.  So beautiful!  Nashville Arts Magazine is dedicated to celebrating, honoring, encouraging and promoting the arts and creative spirit of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.   Be sure and follow them on Facebook or Instagram for up-to-date art news and events and to interact with the publication and the art community of Nashville.


Calling all Designers, Makers, Crafters, Photographers & More!  Applications are now open for our 2017 Porter Flea Summer Market!

#PFSummer17 returns on June 16th & 17th at East Nashville's Skyway Studios.  Applications must be submitted by midnight CST on April 2nd.  Food Trucks vendors can also apply by following the link below.  For more information on the juried application process visit porterflea.com


Dear friends of Porter Flea:

We’re writing you in mourning, in gratitude, and with renewed pride and purpose.

As some of you may have already heard, our co-organizer, Melinda Vance, passed away late last year after a brief and sudden illness. Melinda (aka Momma Flea) was instrumental to the event’s success from the beginning, providing wisdom, strength and the warm and kind support that everyone who knew her benefited from.  Melinda was the beloved Mother of co-organizer Katie Vance and mother in law to Katie's husband Matt Alexander. 

Vendors, organizers and sponsors knew Melinda Vance as an advocate whose dedication and enthusiasm were unwavering. She focused, without fail, on ensuring that everyone — from the makers who’d traveled long distances to our devoted Flea shoppers — left with the feeling that Porter Flea was built on kindness, creativity and love. It’s a spirit that we’re devoted to upholding as we move forward - that's exactly what Momma Flea would have wanted. Melinda’s personal and professional contributions are irreplaceable, but her loving, giving spirit will always be at the core of Porter Flea.

On June 16 and 17, we’ll host the 2017 Porter Flea Summer Market in Melinda’s honor, again at Skyway Studios in East Nashville. We’ll kick off with a ticketed Friday Preview Market (6 to 9 p.m.), and open’s Saturday Main Market to the public, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with another broad, talented mix of local and regional vendors.  Applications will open for our Summer Market via our website on Monday, March 6th. 

We’ll share a lot more in the coming weeks — we’re also in the early planning stages of an initiative called Makers for Melinda, to celebrate her admiration of and devotion to the artists and artisans that make up the Porter Flea community. But in the meantime, we wanted to let our friends know that we’ll be celebrating and honoring Melinda by continuing to pour our hearts into something she loved and helped build.

We hope to see you at Skyway Studios this June, and we hope that our Summer Market, and the Porter Flea markets to come, will continue to be a place where people inspired by creativity can come together and celebrate and support each other.

With our thanks,
The Porter Flea family


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! 






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!

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

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



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: