The Richmond Night time Market, in partnership with the Metropolis of Richmond, Workplace of Financial Improvement, Flying Squirrels, Brok Productions, and media associate, Richmond Journal, introduced it can open 5 Vacation Villages throughout the town this vacation season to have fun the Richmond group and its resilience. The open-air markets will likely be open each Saturday from 12 to 7 p.m. starting November 28 to December 19. Distributors are inspired to use.
“Richmond is an amazing city and we want to make sure folks don’t forget about that, especially during these challenging times,” mentioned Melody Pleasure Brief, co-founder of Richmond Night time Market. “We are a village and it’s important that we continue to support each other, especially our artisan and small business community. Let’s spread some holiday cheer, celebrate each other, and do our part to uplift the local economy.”
The Vacation Villages are a multicultural vacation market procuring expertise that may function native items, artwork, meals, music, and one of the best of Richmond tradition. The open-air markets are unfold throughout a number of areas to encourage social distancing and scale back the unfold of COVID-19, with strict COVID-19 measures in place supported by the Metropolis of Richmond. Plus, attendees can have a chance to discover totally different neighborhoods together with Manchester, Scott’s Addition, the Arts District, Jackson Ward, and Shockoe Backside.
“Every neighborhood has its own vibe and flavor,” mentioned Adrienne Cole Johnson, co-founder of Richmond Night time Market. “The food, shopping experience, retailers and services are all unique to each part of the city and we want to recreate that with our Holiday Villages. We want people to shop and buy local, as well as showcase all of the gems in the city.”
“Artists and small businesses across the board should sign up to become a vendor,” Cole Johnson added.
The Richmond Night time Market launched in April 2019 as a month-to-month gathering on the 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe Backside as a approach for locals and vacationers to buy clothes, jewellery, visible artwork, natural merchandise and even artisanal meals. Occasion organizers shifted their strategy through the pandemic, launching a profitable digital expertise that allowed patrons to interact with unbiased, small companies in a brand new approach on social media.
“We see our Holiday Villages as an extension of what we’ve been doing all year,” mentioned Brief. “Most, if not all businesses, have experienced some disruption and we want to ensure there is true recovery. Our efforts have increased sales by 40 percent for many artists. With the holiday season around the corner, our aim is to keep creating these opportunities to generate revenue and uplift this community.”
Patrons will have the ability to begin their procuring expertise on Small Enterprise Saturday (November 28) and discover the entire Vacation Villages via Saturday, December 19. These interested by turning into a vendor can apply at www.richmondnightmarketva.com.